BELLEVILLE — A mechanic and his wife accuse several manufacturing companies of negligently exposing the man to asbestos.
Donald G. Ream and Joanne Ream filed a complaint on Oct. 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against AGCO Corp., Buffalo Air Handling, URS Corporation and several other defendants.
According to the complaint, Donald Ream was exposed to asbestos fibers emanating from products manufactured by the defendants during his career as a mechanic. He was diagnosed with lung cancer last year, the complaint states. The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory damages of not less than $50,000. They are represented by Gori, Julian & Associates PC of Randy L. Gori in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-638