BELLEVILLE — A former worker is suing dozens of companies that used asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence led to her lung cancer.
Carol Mattingly filed a complaint Nov. 14 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against dozens of defendants, alleging failure to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, at various times during Mattingly's work beginning in 1977, she was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. The suit says on July 30, 2018, she first became aware that she had developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease.
The suit alleges Mattingly has suffered great pain and anguish and become liable for large sums of monies for medical expenses. The plaintiff alleges the defendants 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 the fibers.
Mattingly seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages of more than $50,000 and all further appropriate relief. She is represented by attorney Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-730