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Man's cancer was wrongfully caused, suit filed in St. Clair County alleges

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

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BELLEVILLE — A lawsuit alleges a man's lung cancer was a result of asbestos exposure.

Joyce Taylor, individually and special representative of the estate of Donald Carden, deceased, filed a complaint, May 3 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against A.W. Chesterton Co., CBS Corp., Honeywell International Inc. and others alleging they failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Carden was exposed to asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. On March 1, 2016, Taylor and Carden became aware that Carden developed lung cancer, and the plaintiff claims it was an asbestos-induced disease and was wrongfully caused. He died Aug. 14, 2016, as a result of the cancer, the complaint states. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages of more than $50,000, punitive damages and further relief the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Ethan A. Flint and Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-306

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Honeywell InternationalA.W. Chesterton CompanyFlint Law Firm LLCSt. Clair County Circuit CourtCBS Corporation