BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband's lung cancer was caused by his exposure to asbestos during his employment.
Loretta Salvador, individually and as special representative of the estate of Carl Salvador, filed a complaint on June 1 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against CBS Corp., General Electric Co., Navistar Inc., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during Carl Salvador's career from 1959 to 2009, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. The suit states that on or about July 28, 2017, decedent first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on Nov. 17, 2017, the suit states.
The plaintiff holds CBS Corp., General Electric Co., Navistar Inc., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that it had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect to human health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages of no less than $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-396