Widow alleges husband's lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure

By Sandra Lane | Mar 4, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Armstrong Pumps and 31 other manufacturers and distributors of products allegedly containing asbestos fibers have been sued in the St. Clair County Circuit Court by Sandra Dewyer, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Sammy Dewyer, who died of lung cancer on Feb. 6, 2018.  

From 1965 to 1966, the suit states Sammy Dewyer worked as a laborer at Chicago Bridge & Iron and for some time beginning in 1968, also worked as a laborer/inspector for the Bowling Green Fire Department at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and other commercial buildings. It is alleged that his lung cancer was attributed to his inhalation of asbestos fibers from products used during his career.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of decedent, which resulted in medical expense, pain and suffering, and loss of income. His illness and inability to work allegedly also deprived his family of means of support.

The court is requested to award damages to Sandra Dewyer, the decedent's widow, of more than $50,000.

Sandra Dewyer is represented by Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville.

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