Former worker with lung cancer sues asbestos products manufacturers

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 7, 2018

BELLEVILLE—A former worker is suing CBS Corporation, et al, asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn as well as negligence.

Earl Allen filed a complaint on Nov. 14 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court alleging the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, Allen alleges that at various times during his career, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. He claims that on or about Jan. 26, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. 

He claims he suffered great pain and anguish and became liable for large sums of money for medical expenses, he says in the complaint. 

Allen holds CBS Corporation, et al responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were available, and they failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.

Allen is asking for a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages of more than $50,000 and all further relief that the court may deem appropriate. He is represented by Ethan A. Flint and Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-0726

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