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Wife sues asbestos manufacturers after husband's death


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 15, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing Certain-Teed Corporation, et al., asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn.

Carol Violante, individually and as special representative of the estate of the late John Violante, filed a complaint Dec. 21 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, Carol Violante alleges that at various times during John Violante's life, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. On or about March 23, 2017, he first became aware that he had developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. He died on Oct. 23, 2017. The plaintiff has been deprived of the society and services of her husband.

The plaintiff holds Certain-Teed Corporation, et al. responsible because they allegedly 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 plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and economic damages of more than $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-0827

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