BELLEVILLE – A former laborer alleges his lung cancer was wrongfully caused by asbestos exposure.
Isaac Andrus filed a complaint on Jan. 22 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Bechtel Corp., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Ingersol-Rand Co. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that throughout his employment from 1956 to 1992, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. He alleges that on or about Sept. 30, 2016, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiff holds Bechtel Corp., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Ingersol-Rand Co., and other responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that it has toxic, poisonous and deleterious effects to humans' health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff seeks punitive and exemplary damages of no less than $50,000. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-40