BELLEVILLE – A husband and wife have filed suit against several companies over allegations exposure to asbestos from their products caused the husband to develop lung cancer.
Weston Halvorson and Joan Halvorson filed a complaint on Feb. 23 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Buffalo Air Handling, Cleaver-Brooks, Gagnon Inc., et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Weston Halvorson's career from 1960 to 2000, 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 Nov. 23, 2016, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, which has disabled and disfigured him.
The plaintiffs holds Buffalo Air Handling, Cleaver-Brooks, Gagnon 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 plaintiffs seek compensatory damages of no less than $50,000. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-127