BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing Anheuser-Busch, Bayer Corp., Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and others over the husband's alleged exposure to asbestos products in the workplace.
Ray Sills and Dorothy Sills filed a complaint on Oct. 8, in the St. Clair County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants failed to use care and caution for the safety of others.
The plaintiffs allege that during Ray Sills' employment, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants.
On April 6, Ray Sills allegedly learned he had lung cancer, which can be attributed to exposure to asbestos products, according to court documents.
He has suffered pain and anguish and incurred large medical expenses, the lawsuit contends.
The couple holds Anheuser-Busch, Bayer, Chevron., et al, responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products, when adequate substitutes were available, according to the lawsuit.
The couple further alleges that the defendants failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions about the dangers of working with or around products with asbestos fibers.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory and punitive damages of more than $50,000 and any further relief that the court may deem just and equitable.
They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-661