BELLEVILLE — A Wisconsin husband and wife is suing more than 40 users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence in the wife developing lung cancer.
Mary Broyles and Brent Broyles of Wautoma, Wisconsin, filed a complaint Nov. 29 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against more than 40 defendants, alleging failure to exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, at various times during Mary Broyles' working life that started in 1969, she was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants.
The suit says on May 15, 2018, Broyles first became aware that she had developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. Brent Broyles says he suffered the loss of consortium and the services of his wife.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew the fibers had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effects on human health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing these fibers.
The Broyleses seek trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages of more than $50,000 and all further appropriate relief. They are represented by attonrey Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-764