BELLEVILLE – A couple is seeking damages from several manufacturers over allegations the husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.
James Hamilton and Sandra K. Hamilton filed a complaint on Feb. 14 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Aurora Pump Co., Flowserve US Inc., Zurn Industries LLC, et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during James Hamilton's work and military career from 1963 to 2009, 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 June 28, 2016, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiffs holds Aurora Pumps Co., Flowserve US Inc., Zurn Industries LLC, 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 a person's health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive 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 18-L-105