BELLEVILLE — A special administrator is suing manufacturers of asbestos-containing products, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.
Lisa McNichols, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Nicholas Alexander, deceased filed a complaint on July 25 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they breached their duties to exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during Alexander's life, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. That on or about May 23, decedent first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on July 7.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that it had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect to human's health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and economic damages of more than $50,000 and any further appropriate relief. She is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-500