BELLEVILLE – A couple is seeking damages from Alabama Power and other companies over allegations the husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.
Richard Bexley Sr. and Wanda Bexley filed a complaint on Dec. 27, 2017, in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Alabama Power, Boise Paper Holdings LLC, Shell Oil Co., et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during plaintiff Richard Bexley Sr.'s career from 1965 to 1987, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. The suit states that on or about Jan. 27, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiffs hold Alabama Power, Boise Paper Holdings LLC, Shell Oil Co., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiffs seek compensatory damages of more than $50,000. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-771