BELLEVILLE — A couple is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, claiming the husband's cancer was wrongfully caused.
Jimmy R. Fry and Kathy Fry filed a complaint April 6 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Union Carbide Corp. and others, alleging they failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Jimmy Fry's work from 1965 to 2009, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. The complaint also states that he was exposed to asbestos secondhand through his wife. On Sept. 26, 2017, he learned he developed lung cancer, according to the suit, and claims it was induced by asbestos exposure and was wrongfully caused. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly negligently used asbestos fibers in their products when substitutes were available and failed to provide warn about the risks of working around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiffs seek compensatory damages of at least $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-247