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Son sues Crane, Formosa over father's cancer death

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

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BELLEVILLE — An estate administrator is suing a number companies, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence following his father's death due to cancer.

Shawn Horn, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Edgar Horn, deceased, filed a complaint March 28 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Crane Co., Formosa Plastic Corp., IMO Industries Inc. and others alleging they breached their duties to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Edgar Horn's life was exposed to asbestos fibers coming from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. On June 5, he found out he he developed lung cancer, and the suit claims it was an asbestos-induced disease and was wrongfully caused. He died Oct. 12. The plaintiff holds 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 did not provide adequate warnings and instructions about the dangers of working around products containing asbestos fibers.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages of more than $50,000. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-226

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Imo Industries IncThe Gori Law FirmSt. Clair County Circuit CourtCrane Company