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Widow alleges husband exposed to asbestos in St. Clair County lawsuit

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow has sued a number of companies claiming her husband was exposed to asbestos fibers.

Dollie Jean Savage, individually and as special representative of the estate, Jerry Savage, deceased, filed a complaint May 1 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, DOW Chemical Co., Sunbeam Products Inc. and others alleging they did not exercise reasonable care and caution for the others' safety.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during Jerry Savage's life, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. The complaint also alleges Dollie Savage was exposed to asbestos fibers. On March 31, 2016, the decedent found out he developed lung cancer, and the lawsuit alleges it was asbestos-induced disease and was wrongfully caused. He died July 28, 2016. The plaintiff the defendants responsible because they allegedly did not give adequate warnings or instructions about the risks of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers and allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were available.

The plaintiff seeks damages of at least $50,000. She is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-300

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Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC Gori, Julian & Associates PC St. Clair County Circuit Court Sunbeam Products Inc. The Dow Chemical Company

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