Woman alleges exposure to asbestos during construction career caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A former construction worker alleges that exposure to asbestos during her career caused her to develop cancer.

Dorlla Wiltsie filed a complaint on June 20 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against CBS Corp., General Electric Corp., Union Carbide Corp., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during her employment from 1954 to 2000, she was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. She alleges that on or about May 10, 2017, she first became aware that she developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. 

The plaintiff holds CBS Corp., General Electric Corp., Union Carbide Corp., 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 more than $50,000, plus punitive damages and any further relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Ethan A. Flint and Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-438

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