BELLEVILLE — A husband and wife are suing AK Steel Corporation and dozens of manufacturers that had asbestos fibers in the workplace, alleging their failure to warn and negligence led to the husband developing lung cancer.
Jimmy Bostick and Nancy Bostick filed a complaint Dec. 6 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against AK Steel Corporation, et al, alleging the defendants failed to exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, at various times during Jimmy Bostick's employment, 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. 29, Bostick first became aware that he had developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and subsequently learned that the disease was wrongfully caused. Nancy Bostick alleges she suffered loss of society and services of her husband.
The plaintiffs allege 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 asbestos fibers.
The Bosticks 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-786