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Cleaver-Brooks, others didn't detail asbestos risks, complaint alleges

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

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BELLEVILLE — A couple have filed a lawsuit claiming the husband's lung cancer was wrongfully caused.

Michael Mackin and Brenda Mackin filed a complaint May 8 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Cleaver-Brooks, Foster Wheeler 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 plaintiffs allege that at times during Michael Mackin's employment from 1966 to 2015, he was exposed to asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. He learned on Nov. 13 that he developed cancer, which the lawsuit claims is caused by asbestos. The lawsuit also claims the disease is wrongfully caused.

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions about the risks of working with or near products containing asbestos fibers and allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were available.

The plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages of more than $50,000 and further relief the court deems just and equitable. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-316

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Honeywell InternationalThe Gori Law FirmSt. Clair County Circuit CourtFoster Wheeler AGCleaver-Brooks