BELLEVILLE – An iron worker alleges he developed lung cancer because of asbestos exposure during his career.
Rodrick Coatney and Phyllis Coatney filed a complaint on Feb. 21 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Albany International Corp., Certain-Teed Corp., General Electric Co., et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Rodrick Coatney's employment from 1972 to 1991, 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 May 5, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiffs hold Albany International Corp., Certain-Teed Corp., General Electric Co., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that it had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect to humans' health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiffs seek economic damages of no less than $50,000. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-122