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Couple accuses Trane, others of negligence after husband's cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 11, 2018


BELLEVILLE — A couple has filed a lawsuit against a number of companies over the husband's cancer diagnosis, which they say was wrongfully caused.

Thomas Mulcahey and Michele Mulcahey filed a complaint March 21 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Armstrong Pumps Inc., Duro Dune Corp., Trane US Inc. and others alleging they failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that during Thomas Mulcahey's career starting in the 1950s, he was exposed to asbestos fibers in certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. On Jan. 22, he learned he developed lung cancer, and he claims the disease was wrongfully caused. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when substitutes were available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions about the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.

The plaintiffs seek compensatory 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-206

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