BELLEVILLE—A widow is suing Albany International Corporation, et al, asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.
Danielle Dickinson, individually and as special representative of the estate of Bobby Dickinson, filed a complaint on Nov. 20 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during Bobby Dickinson's life, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. That on or about March 27, 2017, decedent first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. Decedent died on June 11, 2018. The plaintiff holds Albany International Corporation, et al responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive 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-741