BELLEVILLE — A husband and wife are suing dozens of companies that used asbestos products, alleging breach of duty, failure to warn and negligence.
Frank A. Miller and Joyce Miller filed a complaint Nov. 29 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the dozens of companies, alleging the defendants failed to exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Frank Miller's work career that began in 1969, he 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 Jan. 12, 2017, he first became aware that he had developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. Miller says he has suffered great pain and anguish and incurred medical expenses and other damages. Joyce Miller says she has been deprived of the companionship and services of her husband.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew they had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effects on humans health. The suit alleges the defendants failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The Millers seek trial by jury, actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000, court costs and all further just and equitable relief. They are represented by attorney Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-765