BELLEVILLE – A couple has filed suit against several companies over allegations their products contained asbestos and caused the husband's lung cancer.
Larry Feitshans and Linda Feitshans filed a complaint on June 1 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against American Biltrite Inc., Dap Products Inc., Hedman Resources Limited, et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Larry Feitshans' career from 1956 to 1999, 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 June 16, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiffs hold American Biltrite Inc., Dap Products Inc., Hedman Resources Limited, 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 plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive 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-388