Couple sues asbestos product manufacturers for failure to warn after husband develops lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 25, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A husband and wife are suing Carrier Corporation and others, alleging they failed to warn of asbestos exposure.

Gregory and Mary Beth Watterson filed a complaint on Jan. 3 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 Wattersons allege that at various times during Gregory Watterson's career, 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 13, 2018, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. He was caused to suffer great pain and anguish and became liable for large sums of money for medical expenses. Mary Beth Watterson has been deprived of consortium, service and society of her husband.

The plaintiffs hold Carrier 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 plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000 and all further relief deemed just and equitable. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 19-L-0012

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