Suit alleges man developed lung cancer from asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 7, 2018

BELLEVILLE—A husband and wife are suing ABB Inc., et al, an asbestos-products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Howard S. Cooley Jr. and Sharon Cooley filed a complaint on Nov. 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against ABB Inc., et al alleging that the asbestos-products manufacturers breached their duty to exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Howard Colley Jr.'s career, 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 Aug. 3, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. He has suffered great pain and anguish and became liable for large sums of monies for medical expenses. The plaintiffs holds ABB Inc., et al responsible because the defendant allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that they had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effects on human's health and 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 and punitive damages of more than $50,000 and any further relief as the court deemed appropriate. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-742

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