BELLEVILLE — An estate administrator is suing the Budd Company, Dow Chemical Company, John Crane Inc. and several other companies for alleged negligence.
Shirley Blume, special administrator of the estate of Gerald Blume, filed a complaint on May 11 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court, alleging that the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Gerald Blume allegedly was exposed to and inhaled asbestos fibers at various times during his career due to being around products that allegedly were manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. In 2017, Gerald Blume allegedly found out that he had developed lung cancer, which allegedly was caused by being exposed to asbestos.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to provide adequate warnings and instructions about the dangers of working with or around products that contained asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages in an amount that exceeds $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-327