BELLEVILLE — A deceased man's son is suing Ameron International Corporation and other asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.
MIchael Farrell, individually and as special representative of the estate of David Farrell, deceased, filed a complaint on Jan. 9 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, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during David Farrell's work between 1958 and 2000, 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 Sept. 9, 2016, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on Jan. 10, 2017.
The plaintiff holds Ameron International Corporation and other defendants 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 and all further relief as the court deems just and equitable. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 19-L-0027