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Daughter names Copes Vulcan, others in asbestos suit over father's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 21, 2018

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BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges her father's cancer was caused by his exposure to asbestos during his career.

Jacqueline Norful, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Wymon Norful, filed a complaint on Feb. 6 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Copes Vulcan Inc., Foster Wheeler Corp., Honeywell International Inc., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during plaintiff's decedent Wymon Norful's work as a security guard from 1966 to 1997, 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 Sept. 1, 2017, the decedent first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that it was wrongfully caused. He died on Nov. 16, 2017, the suit states.

The plaintiff holds Copes Vulcan Inc., Foster Wheeler Corp., Honeywell International Inc., 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 and seeks compensatory, exemplary and punitive damages of more than $50,000. She is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-84

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Honeywell InternationalThe Gori Law FirmSt. Clair County Circuit CourtAmec Foster Wheeler