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Special representative alleges John Crane Inc. products caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Nevada resident is seeking damages from a Chicago-headquartered company over allegations asbestos from its products caused a man's lung cancer.

Zenaida Flauta, individually and as special representative of Samuel Flauta, filed a complaint on Feb. 21 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against John Crane Inc. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, during the course of plaintiff's decedent Samuel Flauta's employment as a welder, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from defendant's products. As a result, Samuel Flauta developed lung cancer, which ultimately led to his death on May 3, 2017, the suit states.

The plaintiff holds John Crane Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in its products when it knew that asbestos fibers were toxic, poisonous and had a highly deleterious effect upon 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 compensatory damages of more than $50,000. She is represented by Ethan A. Flint and Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-121

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