BELLEVILLE — A former machine operator is suing CBS Corporation, et al., asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged negligence.
Mary Devine filed a complaint on Dec. 21 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they recklessly disregarded the safety of others.
According to the complaint, Devine alleges that at various times during her work, she was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. On or about Nov. 6, 2017, she first became aware that she developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. She has experienced great pain and mental anguish and has been hindered from pursuing her normal course of work and lifestyle.
The plaintiff holds CBS Corporation, et al. responsible because they allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that it they had a toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect on 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 a sum in excess of $50,000. She is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-829