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Widow alleges asbestos products caused husband's death


By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 28, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing more than a half-dozen users of asbestos products, alleging breach of duty, failure to warn and negligence in the death of her husband.

Pamela Warner, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Allen B. Warner, deceased, filed a complaint Dec. 6 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against CBS, General Electric, Honeywell International Crown, Cork and Seal Company Inc., et al, alleging failure to exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, during the span of Allen Warner's career that started in 1966, 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 June 30, the Warners first became aware that he had developed lung cancer, which ultimately led to his death Nov. 26. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew they had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effects on human health, and they failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing these fibers.

Pamela Warner seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages of more than $50,000 and any further appropriate relief. She is represented by attorneys Ethan A. Flint and Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-785

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