BELLEVILLE — The widow of a laborer blames a group of manufacturing companies of exposing her husband to asbestos.
Johnnye Stalter, individually and as representative of the estate of Paul Stalter, filed a complaint on Aug. 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against several companies, including Akebono Brake Corporation, Grinnell LLC and 3M Company.
According to the complaint, Paul Stalter inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers from products manufactured by the defendants. He learned of his lung cancer in November 2017 and died the following month, the complaint states. The plaintiff alleges the defendants knew about asbestos' danger to human health and failed to warn the decedent.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000. She is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-548