BELLEVILLE — A son is suing asbestos products manufacturer Armstrong International Inc.and others, alleging negligence during the employment of his late father.
Mark Selix filed a complaint on Dec. 28, in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they failed to exercise due care and caution for the safety of others including his father, Marlyn Selix.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during Marlyn Selix's career, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants.
In September of 2016, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on June 22, 2018.
The plaintiff holds Armstrong International responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that it had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect to human health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and economic damages in excess of $50,000. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-0831