BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing a number of companies she claims dealt with asbestos, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.
Cathy Copley, individually and as special representative of the estate of Herbert T. Copley, filed a complaint Feb. 27 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Adco Corp., Carboline Co., Dynergy Inc. and others, alleging they breached their duties to exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during Herbert Copley's work from 1972 to 2012, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. O Jan. 15, 2017, his family first became aware that he developed lung cancer, which ultimately led to his death on Dec. 17. Prior to his death, the plaintiff claims he experienced extreme pain and anguish and incurred medical expenses.
The plaintiff holds Adco, Carboline, Dynergy and others responsible because the defendants allegedly included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew asbestos had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect to people'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 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-142