BELLEVILLE — A couple claim they were exposed to asbestos fibers during their careers.
Kendrick Shelby and Marilyn Shelby filed a complaint May 7 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against The Budd Company, DAP Products Inc., Tenova Core Inc. and others alleging they breached their duties to exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege times during Kendrick Shelby's career beginning in 1972, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. He learned on Dec. 14 that he developed lung cancer and claims it was caused by asbestos exposure, according to the complaint. He also claims his cancer is wrongfully caused. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that Marilyn Shelby also was exposed to products with asbestos, which caused second-hand exposure for Kendrick Shelby.
The plaintiffs holds The Budd Co., DAP Products, Tenova Core and others responsible because they allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew the material had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effects to human health and didn't adequately warnings or give instructions about the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiffs seek damages of more than $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-313