Husband and wife allege Flowserve, others didn't explain asbestos risks

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple claims a number of companies failed to warn about the dangers of being exposed to asbestos.

BELLEVILLE — A couple claims a number of companies failed to warn about the dangers of being exposed to asbestos.

Ronald E. Davenport Sr. and Branda Davenport filed a complaint March 28 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Cooper Crouse-Hinds LLC, Flowserve US Inc., Yuba Heat Transfer LLC 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 Ronald Davenport's work from 1964 to 2000, he was exposed to asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. On Feb. 22, he claims he became aware he developed lung cancer and claims it is an asbestos-induced disease that was wrongfully caused. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that they had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect to human health 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 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-224

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