BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County laborer claims several manufacturing companies negligently exposed him to cancer-causing asbestos.
Lawrence Ray Jenkins Jr. filed a complaint on July 6 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the companies, which include Shell Oil, Union Carbide, Chevron and Armstrong Pumps.
According to the complaint, Jenkins was exposed to asbestos while hauling and sorting scrap metal from 1980 to 1992. Jenkins also worked as an airplane mechanic for the Navy in 1979 and 1980, the complaint states.
Jenkins developed lung cancer in 2017.
He seeks a jury trial and damages iof more than $50,000. Jenkins is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-461