BELLEVILLE — Several manufacturers face a lawsuit over the death of a man allegedly exposed to asbestos.
Jane E. Johnston, on behalf of the estate of Everett Johnston, filed a complaint on July 24 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against several asbestos manufacturers, including CBS Corporation, General Electric Company and Union Carbide Corporation.
According to the complaint, Everett Johnston came into contact with asbestos while working as an electrician from 1948 to 1985. Johnston died in 2016 of lung cancer, the complaint states. His estate administrator claims the companies negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were available and failed to provide adequate warnings of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000. She is represented by Ethan A. Flint and Laci M. Whittley of Flint Law Firm in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-496