Man alleges defendants' use of asbestos caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 4, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

Robert D. Oliver and Marlys Oliver filed a complaint Dec. 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against 4520 Corp, Inc. and dozens others users of asbestos products, alleging failure to exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, at various times during Robert Oliver's work career that started in 1965, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. On April 20, the suit says, Oliver first became aware that he had developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. 

Marlys Oliver says she has been deprived of the society and services of her husband. 

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 that the defendants failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.

The Olivers seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages of more than $50,000 and any other just and equitable 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-777

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