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Husband and wife sue asbestos-related companies for failure to warn


By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A husband and wife are suing McWane Inc., Buffalo Air Handling, Crane Company, Union Carbide Corporation and other asbestos-related companies, alleging that negligence and failure to warn led to the man's lung cancer.

Earl H. Allen and Cynthia Pleasant filed a complaint June 5 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging they failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Allen's work over several decades, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. On or about March 28, 2018, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease.

The plaintiffs allege the defendants 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 request a trial by jury and seek compensatory 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-398

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Buffalo Air Handling Gori, Julian & Associates PC McWane Inc St. Clair County Circuit Court Union Carbide Corporation

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