BELLEVILLE – A special administrator of a late South Carolina man alleges his lung cancer was wrongfully caused by asbestos exposure.
Carmen Springs, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Andrew Springs Sr., deceased filed a complaint on Jan. 23 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Crown, Cork and Seal Co.; The DOW Chemical Co.; et al. and others, asbestos products manufacturers, citing negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during plaintiff's decedent Andrew Springs Sr.'s employment at Henry Co. in South Carolina from 1970 to 2007, 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 Oct. 13, 2015, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on Jan. 23, 2016, the suit states.
The plaintiff holds Crown, Cork and Seal Co.; The DOW Chemical 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 plaintiff seeks compensatory damages of more than $50,000, plus punitive damages and all other relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Laci M. Whitley and Ethan A. Flint of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-53