BELLEVILLE — A widow is seeking damages, claiming her husband's cancer diagnosis was due to exposure to asbestos.
Joann Grimaldi, individually and as special representative of the estate of Carmen Grimaldi, filed a complaint March 22 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against America Honda Motor Co. Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., and others claiming that they failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during Carmen Grimaldi's life, he was exposed to asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. On Jan. 18, 2016, he became aware he developed lung cancer, and the complaint alleges the disease was wrongfully caused. He died Dec. 21, 2017. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when substitutes were available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions about the risks of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff seeks compensatory 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-212