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Widow alleges asbestos exposure from American Honda Motor Co., others' products caused man's lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 20, 2018


BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure while working at locations in Chicago and Northbrook.

Bette Forster, individually and as special administrator of Henry Forster, deceased filed a complaint on Feb. 8 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against American Honda Motor Co. Inc., Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during Henry Forster's career from 1955 to 1980 at locations in Chicago and Northbrook, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. As a result, the suit states Henry Forster developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, which ultimately led to his death on April 14, 2016. 

The plaintiff holds American Honda Motor Co. Inc., Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that it had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect to human's health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.

The plaintiff seeks economic damages of no less than $50,000, plus punitive and exemplary damages. She is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-193

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American Honda Motor Co. Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC Gori, Julian & Associates PC St. Clair County Circuit Court Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

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