BELLEVILLE — A husband and wife are suing AK Steel Corporation, et al., asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.
Ernest and Verna Parisien filed a complaint on Dec. 28 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 Parisiens allege that at various times during Ernest Parisien's employment, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. On or about April 18, 2018, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He has suffered great pain and anguish, and became liable for large sums of money for medical expenses. Verna Parisien suffered the loss of service, society and comfort of her husband.
The plaintiffs hold AK Steel 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 plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory damages of more than $50,000 and such other and further relief as the court may deem appropriate. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-0830