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Former laborer files negligence suit against asbestos product manufactures


By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 22, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A former laborer and roofer alleges he developed cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos during his career.

Johnny Sapp filed a complaint on May 31 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ameron International Corp., Continental Teves, URS Corp., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during his employment from 1965 to 1978, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. He alleges that on or about March 22, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. 

The plaintiff holds Ameron International Corp., Continental Teves, URS Corp., et al. responsible because the defendants 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 and punitive damages of more than $50,000 and all further relief as the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-381

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