BELLEVILLE — A man claims his brother's cancer was caused by asbestos exposure during his career.
Kenneth Vickery, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Billy E. Vickery, deceased, filed a complaint April 4 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Albany International Corp., Certain-Teed Corp., Tyler Pump Co. and others alleging they failed to exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during Billy Vickery's career, he was exposed to asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. Billy Vickery learned on Nov. 23, 2016, that he developed lung cancer, which his brother claims is an asbestos-induced disease and was wrongfully caused. He died on Dec. 12, 2016. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that it had a highly deleterious effect on human health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions about the dangers of working with or around asbestos-containing products.
The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages of more than $50,000 and further relief as the court deems equitable and just. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-241