BELLEVILLE — A former welder alleges he developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos.
Charles Mosely Sr. filed a complaint March 20 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, Cooper Industries LLC, Ingersol-Rand Co. and others alleging they failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at times when he was working from 1973 to 1979, he was exposed to asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. He claims that on July 14, he became aware that he developed lung cancer, which he says in the complaint is an asbestos-induced disease. He alleges he experienced great pain and anguish and lost a substantial amount of money that he otherwise would have earned. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when substitutes were available and failed to warn and or give instructions about the dangers of working with or 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-203