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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Exposure – Mesothelioma Asbestos Cases Filed

19 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyJune 1-5
6/22/2009 2:44 PM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 19 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of June 1 through June 5.

The following complaints were filed:

--Nicholas S. Argenti Sr. and June Loretta Argenti ofNew York claim Nicholas S. Argenti Sr.developed asbestosis after his work in theU.S. Navy from 1955 until 1959. Argenti also worked from 1959 until 1960 as a laborer for N.Y.S. Electric and Gas; from 1960 until 1969 as a shift foreman for Sierra Pacific Power Co.; from 1969 until 1972 as a maintenance mechanic; from 1972 until 1979 and from 1983 until 1986 in the HVAC and refrigeration business; from 1979 until 1983 as an electrician; and as a pipefitter from 1986 until 2001. Elizabeth V Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing the Argentis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-564.

--Dennis Bernard ofMaryland, a bricklayer and pipefitter at various locations from 1973 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Bernard is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-573.

--Anthony Branconi ofPennsylvania, an electrician from 1965 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Branconi is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-570.

--Kenneth Heasley Sr. ofSouth Dakota, a boiler and furnace repairman and installer, furnace insulator, construction foreman, mechanic and maintenance worker at various locations from 1959 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Heasley is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-571.

--James A. Hendren of Virginia, a sanitation worker for the town ofSouth Boston,Va., from 1972 until 2008, claims mesothelioma. Hendren is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-557.

--Isiah Hill Jr. of New Jersey, an electrician at various locations from 1953 until 1978, claims lung cancer. Hill is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalinid M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-572.

--Dennis Hubner ofIllinois, a machinist, shift coordinator and fork lift operator from 1999 until now, claims mesothelioma. Hubner also helped on the family farm until 1988, according to the complaint. Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton will be representing him. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-561.

--Mark S. Junghans ofWisconsin, a drywaller, laborer, engine mechanic, mechanic, medic, residential construction and remodeling worker and shade-tree mechanic from 1972 until 2009, claims mesothelioma. Junghans is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines and W. Casey Harris of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-559.

--Earl Leeder ofCalifornia, a custodian, engineer and plant director at various locations from 1969 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Leeder is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Roberstson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-568.

--Steven Meyer of Okawville claims his recently deceased wife, Olivia Meyer, developed pleural mesothelioma after her work as a bundle girl and custodian at various locations throughIllinois from 1952 until 1959 and from 1984 until 2001. She was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her son, who worked as a mechanic from 1982 until 1989, Steven Meyer claims. G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCoooper inEast Alton will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-550.

--Joyce Mullenix ofGeorgia claims her recently deceased husband, Walt T. Mullenix, developed lung cancer after his work as an insulator from 1948 until 1984. Joyce Mullenix says her husband also worked at many industrial and commercial job sites, including paper mills, hospitals, colleges, power plants, refineries, hotels, airports, schools, textile mills and chemical plants. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-560.

--James Nangle ofFlorida, a truck driver at various locations from 1958 until 2004, claims mesothelioma. Nangle is represented by Brian J. Cooke and Drew Sealey of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-574.

--Bonnie Nichols ofKansas claims her recently deceased husband, Neal Nichols, developed mesothelioma after his work from 1970 until 2004 as a carpenter, laborer and truck driver at various locations. Bonnie Nichols is represented by Brian J. Coooke of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-556.

--Brian Noe Jr. of Minnesota claims his recently deceased father, Brian Noe Sr.,developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer at Admiral TV in 1960; as a laborer in theU.S. Navy and at Al Phister Plumbing and Heating from 1965 until 1966; as a laborer at Butcher Boy Doors from 1967 until 1968; as a foreman at Roy Hunt Construction from 1969 until 1984; as a foreman at Bosin Construction from 1986 until 1988 and as a laborer at Smith Steel Inc. from 1997 until 1998. Brian Noe Jr. is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-576.

--Charles Scott of Georgia, an aircraft worker, equipment cleaner, aircraft parts assembler, ship mechanic and insulator at various locations from 1973 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton will be representing him. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-569.

--David Sommerman ofGeorgia claims Edward Sommerman died after developing mesothelioma after working as a fire proofer. David Sommerman is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-558.

--James Spangler ofKentucky, a construction worker at various locations from 1963 until 1969, claims lung cancer. Spangler says he was secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his family member, John Spangler, who worked from 1940 until 1962 as an electrician at various locations. Robert Phillips, Perry J. Brower and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton will be representing him. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-567.

--Leslie Vernon Sr. and Mary Ivy Lea Vernon of Texas allege Leslie Vernon Sr. developed mesothelioma after his work in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 until 1945 and as an electrician in numerous cities from 1946 until 1986. The Vernons are represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-577.

--Louise Wilkerson ofNorth Carolina, a spinner and laborer at various locations from 1947 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Wilkerson is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-566.

http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/219694-19-new-asbestos-cases-filed-in-madison-county-june-1-5

 
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Navy Veterans – Asbestos Exposure – Asbestos Related Diseases

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by Dave Barker

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has stated there are currently 25 million Americans who have served in the armed forces of theUnited States. Possible millions of theseAmerican veterans were exposed to toxic asbestos during their military or naval service. Asbestos was used by every military branch.As asbestos was highly regarded for its heat resistance andfireproofing capabilities. Asbestos was so valued that the military andNavy mandated widespread usage before it was phased out during the 1970’s.

Most used the asbestos products for insulation purposes, as than 300 products containing asbestos were used by primarily by theNavy from the 1930’s through the 1970’s. Every ship and shipyard built by theNavy before themid-70’s was fitted with numerous asbestos containing materials. To a lesser degree the Army and Air Force used asbestos.

What were the levels of risk for asbestos exposure on ourNaval vessels? In a word, high! The asbestos products were extensively used in engine and boiler rooms and other areas below deck for fire safety purposes. Navy personnel who worked below deck were heavily exposed to asbestos, but all sailors are at risk, as this deadly compound was used in navigation rooms, sleeping quarters, and mess halls, as decks and pipe coverings all contained asbestos.

It must be understood, no portion of a Naval ship was asbestos free between the 1930’s and mid 1970’s, makingNavy veteransand shipyard workers one of the most at risk groups for developing asbestos related diseases. I have had clients who were told by the VA rating specialists that other than engineering rates were not exposed, that is simply not true. In multiple cases I have shown where deck rates wore asbestos gloves when their duty was hotshellman on the gun mounts, or asbestos suits on damage control duties.

Of all occupations exposed to asbestos, veterans account for 30% of allmesothelioma cancer patients. Thus more than 30% of Americans suffering withmesothelioma (a cancer of the internal lining of the lungs, abdomen, and heart) were exposed to asbestos during their military or naval service.

Veterans who served between up to the 1970’s have a great risk of developing asbestosis, cancer and other related disease. Navy personnel and workers employed in shipyards through the 1970’s hold a greatpossiblity of developing a disease caused by asbestos exposure.

Veterans with an asbestos related illness should contact a veteran’s service officer and file their claims. It is important you select a VSO who will think outside of the VA box, especially on these type conditions.

The veteran must provide proof that their disease is asbestos related and that exposure occurred during military service. The burden of proof is always on the veteran, in this case, due to mind sets, the proof is difficult even though it is totally obvious.

The Department of Veteran Affairs recognizes asbestos as well asmesothelioma as a service connected disability.

Even when diagnosed withmesothelioma which all cases are caused by asbestos exposure, the VA does not consider is a presumptive, nor always approve the claim for disability compensation. The veteran must provide evidence themesothelioma ‘is as likely as not’ to have been caused by exposure to asbestos while in service.

Diagnosis of asbestos related diseases is difficult as many symptoms are identical with other disorders. Symptoms range from respiratory problems as well as chest pain, thus asbestos related conditions are frequently misdiagnosed. This causes the condition to spread. Similar pleuralmesothelioma a common form of asbestos cancers, has symptoms such as a chronic cough, night sweats, and fever, which are frequently misdiagnosed as pneumonia or the flu. As a result the cancer becomes active and spreads.

Mesothelioma treatment is available at the VAMC. VA physicians and clinicians are specialty trained. The local VA may have to send the veterans to another facility, but they will make sure the condition is monitored and treated properly.

You may find valuable information on my website:
http://davebarker.portalone.us/

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/04/27/veterans-for-change-weekly-report-2/

 
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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Judgment – Asbestos Exposure –$5.6 Million Asbestos Judgment

California appeals court reverses asbestos award

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Gary Long, Greg Fowler and Simon Castley


USA
April 29 2010

ACalifornia appeals court has reversed a $5.6 million judgment against a company that made valves for theU.S. Navy, ruling that it had no liability forinjuries allegedly caused by exposure to theasbestos gaskets made by others that were used with the valves.Walton v. The William Powell Co., No. B208214 (Cal. Ct. App., 2d Dist., Div. 4, decided April 22,2010). The court analyzed the issues under the “component parts doctrine, which in some circumstances exempts a manufacturer from liability arising from a finished product that incorporates a component supplied by the manufacturer.”    

Here, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendant’s valves had “warning” and design defects because the company failed to warn about the danger of exposure to theasbestos gaskets that would be used with the valves, and, in fact, manufactured the valves specifically to be used withasbestos gaskets.

According to the court, the defendant was not part of the chain of distribution for the injury-causing products and had no duty to warn about the hazards ofasbestos released from products made or supplied by others. The court also determined that the evidence did not show that the valves were themselves defective or that defendant had played a material role in the design of the shipboard systems. TheNavy had, in fact, specified that the valves it ordered from the defendant were to have a certain type of flange, which would accommodate the gaskets and be integrated into a system theNavy had designed. The court relied on the Restatement Third of Torts, Products Liability to note that the seller of a nondefective component part should not be held liable for another’s product. “To impose liability on [defendant] for the hazards associated withasbestos would have obliged it to scrutinize the development of several products—the gaskets, packing, and insulation made by others, and the Navy’s shipboard systems—over which it had no control.”

 
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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Exposure – Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuit

Update: 24 asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyMarch 22-26
4/27/2010 9:27 AM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 24 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of March 22 through March 26.

The following complaints were filed:

--Boris Belenky ofMichigan, a plumber from 1940 until 1984, claims mesothelioma. Belenky will be represented by Randy S. Cohn and Sean M. Keene of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-335.

--Ruby K. Bivens claims her recently deceased husband, Donald A. Bivens, developed lung cancer after his work as a boiler operator from 1971 until 1978 for Federal Paper Board and from 1978 until 2008 for Caterpillar. Bivens will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-328.

--Kelly Brackenberry ofMichigan claims her recently deceased father, Russell R. Smith, developed mesothelioma after his work as a heavy equipment operator at various locations from 1964 until 1979. Brackenberry will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-322.

--Joyce Cecak ofNevada claims her recently deceased husband, Arthur Wren, developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic, laborer and painter at various locations from 1956 until 1969. Cecak will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-321.

--Earnest Clark of Missouri, a laborer, truck driver, mechanic and carpenter at various locations from 1957 until 2009, claims lung cancer. Clark will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-316.

--Anthony and Rochelle M. Contreras claim Anthony Contreras developed lung cancer after his work as a taper, sander and drywall installer from 1986 until 2010. Anthony Contreras was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who worked as a taper, sander and drywall installer from 1966 until 2010, according to the complaint. The Contreras will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-334.

--Sammy Corbin ofTexas, a weigh clerk, order clerk and laborer from 1962 until 1969 and a roofer and laborer from 1970 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Corbin will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-331.

--Earl Crowley III ofMinnesota, a painter in 1953 and a torpedo man's mate, submariner and recruiter at various locations from 1954 until 1973, claims lung cancer.Crowley will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-323.

--Ronald and Penny Defelippo of Wisconsin claim Ronald Defelippodeveloped mesothelioma after his work as a member of theU.S. Navy from 1958 until 1962, as a general laborer on construction sites, as a letter carrier at the U.S. Postal Service from 1963 until 1965, as a computer programmer/analyst from 1982 until 1983 in Chicago, as a computer programmer and analyst from 1983 until 1997 and as a consultant from 1997 until his retirement in 2001. The Defelippos will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-346.

--Janet Drummond claims her recently deceased father, John C. Drummond, developed mesothelioma after his work as a gunner's mate and insulator in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1946, as an assembler for Walker Manufacturing Company from 1948 until 1953, as a surveyor for the city of Jackson, Mich., from 1953 until 1960 and as a troubleshooter and manager of work sites for Jackson, Mich., from 1960 until 1988. Janet Drummond will be represented by Matthew B. McLeod of Shrader and Associates inHouston. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-325.

--David S. and Faye V. Foster claim David S. Foster developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers from 1937 until 1956; as an attendant and mechanic at Detroit Beach Sunoco, Dodes Mobil and Gordon and Lee service stations from 1952 until 1956; as an electrician in the IBEW No. 8 from 1956 until 1965; and as a self-employed real estate agent from 1965 until 2009. The Fosters will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville and by W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenburg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-338.

--Robert W. Gibbs Jr. of Georgia claims his recently deceased father, Robert W. Gibbs Sr., developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the National Guard from 1956 until 1957, as a construction worker and remodeler from 1952 until 1962, as a district sales representative from 1956 until 1971, as an auto body repair worker, as a sales manager from 1974 until 1982 and as the owner of Bob Gibbs Motors from 1982 until 2009. Robert W. Gibbs Jr. will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-326.

--Michael Gross ofPennsylvania, a laborer, heavy equipment operator, utility mechanic and fire equipment inspector from 1972 until 2009, claims mesothelioma. Gross will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and D. Todd Matthews of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-343.

--Colleen Isaacs ofIdaho claims her recently deceased husband, Joseph Isaacs, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, operator and maintenance worker at various locations from 1955 until 1970. Colleen Isaacs will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-317.

--Christina Jackson ofCalifornia claims her recently deceased father, John O'Brien, developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician at various locations from 1951 until 1979.Jackson will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-330.

--Karen Lamke ofIllinois claims the recently deceased Gretchen Lamke developed mesothelioma after she was secondarily exposed to asbestos through her father, who worked as a press operator and mechanic at various locations from 1971 until 1980. Karen Lamke will be represented by T. Barton French Jr. of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-339.

--Karen Lamke as next friend of minor James Tolley claims the recently deceased Gretchen Lamke developed mesothelioma after she was secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, Jim Lamke, who worked as a press operator and mechanic from 1971 until 1980. Karen Lamke will be represented by T. Barton French Jr. and Nate Mudd of French and Mudd inSt. Louis will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-324.

--Abundio and Celeste Luna of Texas claim Abundio Luna developed mesothelioma after his work as a sandblaster during the 1970s and 1980s, as a truck unloader from 1977 until 1978, as a railroad worker in 1983, as an operator and laborer from 1983 until 1985, as a concrete worker from 1985 until 1987, as a heavy equipment operator from 1988 until 1997, as a painter and laborer from 1997 until 1998, as a laborer and operator at an asphalt plant, as an assistant supervisor performing building and road construction, as a truck driver in 1999 and as a maintenance worker from 1998 until 2009. The Lunas will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-336.

--Monica Meyer of Oklahoma claims her recently deceased father, Michael L. Thomas, developed lung cancer after his work as a carpenter for Hough Drywall from 1963 until 1980, as a carpenter for the Indiana Housing Authority from 1980 until 1982, as a carpenter for Hough Drywall from 1982 until 2002 and as a worker for Gibson and Lewis from 2002 until 2006. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing Meyer. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-327.

--Johnie Morrow of California, a laborer at Hud-Vice Papermill from 1964 until 1966, an attendant at a service station from 1966 until 1967, a welder from 1968 until 1969, a stock control clerk from 1969 until 1971, a laborer and shipping clerk from 1974 until 1979, a truck driver from 1979 until 1980, a supervisor from 1996 until 1999, a fork lift operator from 2000 until 2005 and a shadetree mechanic from 1967 until 1980, claims mesothelioma. Morrow will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenburg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-333.

--Shirley D. Nall ofWashington claims her recently deceased husband, Alvin W. Nall, developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1959 until 1963 and as an electrician, laborer, driver, installer and operator from 1963 until 2001. Shirley D. Nall will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Joseph P. Whyte ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-342.

--James L. and Kathleen Smith of Tennessee claim James L. Smith developed mesothelioma after his work as a gas attendant at Martin Oil from 1958 until 1964, as a laborer in the warehouse/supply division of International Harvester from 1965 until 1972, as a file clerk/contract purchaser at International Harvester from 1974 until 1987, as a bus driver at Pace Bus Co. from 1987 until 2001 and as a laborer at a sewage treatment plant in 1973. The Smiths will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-344.

--Paul Theisen ofWisconsin, a mechanic from 1950 until 1955 and a pipefitter from 1955 until 1990, claims mesothelioma. Theisen will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-337.

--Mark and Sue Wiese of Michigan claim Mark Wiese developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer in 1969 at Jahr Roofing; as a pipefitter at DeFoe Ship Building from 1970 until 1972; as a teamster at the Teamsters' Union from 1970 until 1973; as a boiler inspector in 1972; as a construction worker at Ewald Boiler in 1971, 1972 and 1976; and as a floor installer from 1973 until 1976. The Wieses will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-347.

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U.S. Navy– Asbestos Trades – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits

20 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyMarch 15-19
4/27/2010 7:29 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 20 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of March 15 through March 19.

The following complaints were filed:

--James Barber ofMissouri claims his recently deceased mother, Rosemary Redmon, developed lung cancer after her work as an assembly line worker at various locations from 1948 until 1973. Barber will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-287.

--Judy Bottcher ofIllinois claims her recently deceased father, Lloyd Scholer, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and plumber at various locations throughoutIllinois from 1947 until 2009. Bottcher will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-314.

--Delores Caldwell ofMissouri claims her recently deceased husband, Julius Caldwell, developed pleural plaques after his work as an auto worker at various locations from 1949 until 1979. Delores Caldwell will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-295.

--Betty Crisp ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Fred G. Crisp, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and stocker at various locations from 1954 until 1979. Betty Crisp will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-282.

--Richard DeWeese ofAlabama, a laborer, machine operator, grinder and warehouse and tool room worker at various locations from 1964 until 1966 and from 1972 until 1979, claims lung cancer. DeWeese will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-292.

--Doyle Fink ofMissouri, a mechanic, sheet metal worker, military police officer, warehouse worker, miner and federal mine safety and health inspector from 1959 until 1979, claims colon cancer. Fink will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-293.

--Howard B. Knotek ofWisconsin, a sheet metal worker at various locations throughoutIllinois andMissouri from 1950 until 1993, claims mesothelioma. Knotek will be represented by W. Brent Copple and Myles L. Epperson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-300.

--Diane Knudson of Tennessee, a sales clerk, pin setter, restaurant worker, graphotype operator, machine operator, bakery good packer, waitress, packer of processed meat products, slaughter line worker, oil seal manufacturing worker, machine operator, punch press operator, expeditor and purchasing and receiving clerk at various locations throughout Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Connecticut from 1952 until 2003, claims mesothelioma. Knudson was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a tool and die worker, maintenance mechanic, maintenance supervisor and plant manager from 1961 until 2004, according to the complaint. Knudson will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn and Christopher J. Levy of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-285.

--Michael Mahoney Sr. of Indiana, a time keeper, truck driver, machine operator, concrete worker and laborer at various locations from 1953 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Mahoney will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-281.

--Michael J. Mazza ofRhode Island claims his recently deceased father, Bernard Mazza, developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician at various locations from 1955 until 1979. Michael J. Mazza will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-294.

--Diane Mickle ofOhio claims her recently deceased brother, James E. Williams, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and assembly line worker from 1975 until 1979. Mickle will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-299.

--Darlene Pley claims her recently deceased mother, Catherine McCluskey, developed mesothelioma after her work as a laundry worker at various locations from 1948 until 1950. McCluskey was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, Donald McCluskey, who worked as a truck driver, delivery person and laborer at various locations from 1950 until his retirement, according to the complaint. Pley will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-280.

--Robert and Theresa Shramek ofNebraska claim Robert Shramek developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, payroll clerk, bookkeeper and storeroom purchasing agent at various locations throughoutIllinois,Nebraska,Hawaii andCalifornia from late 1942 until 1992. The Shrameks will be represented by Nate Mudd and Casey C. Cira of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-290.

--Debra Smith ofNorth Carolina claims her recently deceased mother, Peggy Ann Floyd, developed mesothelioma after she was secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, John Godwin, and her son, Robert Wayne Floyd. Peggy Ann Floyd was employed as an office worker from 1954 until 1964, as a machine operator from 1964 until 1972, as a server for Eckerd's Lunch Counter in the 1970s and as a server for Ham N' Egger in the 1990s, according to the complaint. Godwin worked as a boilermaker for Domtar Paper Co. from 1937 until 1943 and as a boilermaker for Dillon Supply Company from 1943 until 1956, the suit states. Peggy Ann Floyd's deceased husband worked as a restaurant inspector from 1958 until the late 1970s and her son worked as a mechanic, the complaint says. Smith will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-286.

--Arlene Spinner of Illinois claims her recently deceased husband, Ernest Spinner, developed mesothelioma after his work as a chemical engineer at various locations from 1942 until 1979. Arlene Spinner will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-296.

--Sharon Ternes of Minnesota claims her recently deceased husband, Leo A. Ternes, developed lung cancer after his work as an operator and laborer at various locations from 1968 until 1970 and from 1974 until 1979 and as a helicopter mechanic from 1970 until 1974. Sharon Ternes will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-284.

--Marvin Timmer ofNebraska, a pipefitter and plumber at various locations from 1955 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Timmer will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-297.

--Willis B. and Mary V. Waller of Illinois allege Willis B. Waller developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer at Keasbey and Mattison from 1941 until 1943; as an aviation man and gun man for theU.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946; as a switchman at Eastern Illinois Railroad Company from 1946 until 1947; as a top laborer at Old Ben Mine Co. from 1947 until 1953; as a teacher for the Department of Corrections from 1953 until 1986; as a carpenter, tiler, roofer and plaster from 1953 until 1952; and as a shadetree mechanic from 1940 until 1952. The Wallers will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville and by W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenburg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-288.

--Rochelle Byer Walters of Florida alleges the recently deceased Joseph Byer Walters developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and a member of theU.S. Navy. Rochelle Byer Walters will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-291.

--Charles Williams ofAlabama, a construction worker and laborer at various locations from 1956 until 1972, claims lung cancer. Williams will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-298.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Exposure – Mesothelioma Asbestos Cases Filed

17 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyMarch 29 - April 2
4/27/2010 1:11 PM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 17 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of March 29 through April 2.

The following complaints were filed:

--Orlene Dicks ofFlorida claims her recently deceased husband, Emory Lee Dicks, developed mesothelioma after his work as a boatswains mate and truck driver at various locations from 1942 until 1964 and from 1966 until 1978. Orlene Dicks will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-367.

--Mildred Dubois ofPennsylvania, an assembly worker, laborer, waitress and secretary at various locations throughout theU.S. from 1959 until 2009, claims mesothelioma. Dubois was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked from 1974 until 2009 as a self-employed general contractor, according to the lawsuit. Dubois will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-352.

--Robert Franke ofTexas, a pipe fitter from 1968 until 1969 and an electrician from 1970 until 1979, claims mesothelioma. Franke will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-373.

--Billy R. and Edwina C. Hadley ofArizona claim Billy R. Hadley developed mesothelioma after his work as a pipefitter from 1964 until 1994. The Hadleys will be represented by Ross D. Stomel of Shrader and Associates inHouston. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-354.

--James Hall of Tennessee claims his recently deceased wife, Ina Hall, developed mesothelioma after her work as a secretary and taster throughout theUnited States. James Hall will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-369.

--William Harris ofIllinois, a machine operator and janitor at various locations from 1970 until 1989, claims mesothelioma. Harris will be represented by W. Brent Copple of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-351.

--Teresa Montesano ofCalifornia claims her recently deceased husband, Ronney Montesano,developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of theU.S. Navy, as a mill work performer and as a worker at Gray's Harbor for 10 years, as an insulator, as a home remodeler in the 1960s and as an automotive repair worker in the 1960s and the 1970s. Teresa Montesano will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-355.

--Marie Odom ofGeorgia claims her recently deceased husband, Bobby Odom, developed lung cancer after his work as an electrician from 1964 until 1979. Odom will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-368.

--Lawrence Pool III of Minnesota claims his recently deceased father, Lawrence Pool II, developed mesothelioma after his work as a bricklayer and metallurgist at various locations throughoutIllinois andIndiana from 1938 until 1979. Lawrence Pool III will be represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-353.

--Carol Scott of Missouri claims her recently deceased husband, Robert Scott, developed mesothelioma after his work as a sales clerk at J.B. Russell Lumber Co. from 1972 until 1973, as a factory worker at Lyons Die Casting from 1973 until 1974, performing various jobs at Armco Steel in 1974, as an employee at McDonald's from 1974 until 1976, as a mechanic operator/laborer/torch man/crane operator from 1976 until 1982, as a small engine mechanic at Feldman Brothers from 1982 until 1984, as a general manager at Feldman Brothers from 1984 until 1988, as a project manager at Pre-Fabricated Steel/Kan Build from 1998 until 2000, as a store manager at Orscheln Farm and Home from 2000 until 2005, as a department manager at Lowe's Home Improvement from 2005 until 2007 and as a truck driver for the Department of Transportation from 2007 through 2009. Robert Scott was also exposed to asbestos fibers through a side business he and his father owned, according to the complaint. Carol Scott will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-361.

--Darmel Shaffer ofBritish Columbia, an insulator from 1954 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Shaffer will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-372.

--Jess Solomon of Colorado, a carpenter, concrete worker and farmer at various locations from 1955 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Solomon will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-360.

--Edward Uriano ofConnecticut, a laborer and construction worker at various facilities from 1960 until 2006, claims mesothelioma. Uriano will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-357.

--Bonnie Voseberg ofIowa claims her recently deceased husband, Richard Voseberg, developed lung cancer after his work as a dryer operator at various locations from 1964 until 1979. Bonnie Voseberg will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-375.

--William and Kimberly Webb ofWashington claim William Webb developed mesothelioma after his work as an inspector, laborer, tech support engineer/electronics technician and radio and electronics installer at various locations throughoutIllinois,Iowa,Texas,Arizona,Missouri andWashington from 1974 until 2009. William Webb was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who worked as a boilermaker from the 1950s until 1964, according to the complaint. Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-348.

--Roberta Wright ofVirginia claims the recently deceased William Anderson Sr. developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, driver and operator from 1967 until 1992. Wright will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Joseph P. Whyte ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-362.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – New Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits

18 new asbestos cases filed Feb. 8-12 inMadisonCounty
2/24/2010 9:49 AM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 18 newasbestos lawsuit were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Feb. 8 through Feb. 12.

The following complaints were filed:

--Gloria Ballentine ofIllinois claims her recently deceased father, John J. Ballentine Sr., developed lung cancer after his work as a motor sergeant from 1962 until 1965, as an employee for R&S Printing Company and as a worker for Arnold Real Estate inEast St. Louis from 1982 until 1989. Ballentine will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-134.

--Geraldine R. and Forrest Blazer of Ohio claim Geraldine R. Blazer developed mesothelioma after she was secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her father's work as a shipbuilder for Bethlehem Steel from 1940 until 1943 and through her husband's work as an asphalt worker for Brewer and Brewer in 1959 and from 1960 until 1977 and as a construction worker for V.N. Holderman from 1959 until 1960. The Blazers will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-167.

--Lori L. and David H. Carlson ofNorth Dakota claim Lori L. Carlson developed mesothelioma after her work at a mink ranch from 1975 until 1979, as a secretary atConcordiaCollege from 1979 until 1980, as an employee at FRS Industries from 1980 until 1987 and as a waitress at Old Cafe from 1997 until 2001. Lori Carlson was also secondarily exposed to asbestos through her father, Arthur Dahlen, who worked as a farmer, according to the complaint. The Carlsons will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-150.

--Christina Carver ofArizona claims her recently deceased husband, Michael Carver, developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic, equipment operator, laborer and truck driver at various locations from 1952 until 1982. Michael Carver was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who worked as a maintenance worker at Caterpillar from the 1940s until 1970, according to the complaint. Christina Carver will be represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-154.

--Barbara Jane Edwards of Virginia, a seamstress from 1960 until 1965 for Sales Knit Mill, a seamstress in 1968 for Bristol Manufacturing, a seamstress for Virginia Apparel from 1971 until 1974, a door frame assembler for Continental Homes from 1975 until 1979, a frame cutter and sander for Guyer-Roberts Mirror Frames from 1979 until 1984 and a sander for Lane Furniture, claims mesothelioma. Edwards was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her former husband, Robert Edwards, who worked as a machine operator and sander for Bassett Furniture from 1954 until 1969, as a machine operator and sander for American Furniture from 1969 until 1974, as a machine operator for Spring-Making Companies from 1964 until 1968 and as a worker from 1968 until 1979, according to the complaint. She was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her deceased companion, Robert Love, who worked as a sander from 1959 until the 1980s, as a machine operator for Guyer-Robert Mirror Frames during the 1980s and as a sander for Lane Furniture from 1959 until the 1980s, the suit states. Barbara Edwards will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-157.

--Judith Harris of Indiana, a secretary from 1959 until now, claims mesothelioma. She was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, Tommy Harris, who worked from 1962 until 1996 as a maintenance man, heating and air conditioning employee and sheetmetal worker, according to the complaint. Judith Harris will be represented by Jackalyn A. Olinger and Nate Mudd of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-142.

--Robert and Kathie Highland of Arkansas claimRobertHighland developed mesothelioma after his work as a welder and pipefitter at Farmland Industries from 1966 until 2003 and as a welder and pipefitter at Koch Industries from 2003 until 2006. TheHighlands will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-144.

--Peter and Marvis Jenkins claim Peter Jenkins developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer, foundry worker, mechanic and equipment operator from 1955 until 1998. Peter Jenkins will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-133.

--Gregory S. and Debra K. Keasler of Alabama claim Gregory S. Keasler developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer for Weyerhaeuser Company in 1974, as a carpenter for National Mortgage Development Construction from 1975 until 1976, as a carpenter for Sparks and Bolling Construction Company from 1977 until 1984, as a carpenter for Bolling Construction Company from 1984 until 2006, as a carpenter and owner of Greg Keasler Construction Company from 2007 until 2008 and as a shade tree mechanic from 1972 until 2010. The Keaslers will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-136.

--Marlene Kunkel ofMinnesota claims the recently deceased Lloyd Kunkel developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the U.S. Army, as a laborer and as a farmer. Marlene Kunkel will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-147.

--Karen and Steve Melock ofSouth Carolina claim Karen Melock developed mesothelioma after her work as a machine operator, inspector, social worker and administrative assistant at various locations throughoutIllinois,Wisconsin andSouth Carolina from 1961 until 2009. Karen Melock was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her ex-husband, who worked as a building contractor from 1978 until 1989, according to the complaint. The Melocks will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-159.

--Peggy Moody ofTexas claims the recently deceased Atwood Moody developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the United States Marine Corp and as a butcher. Peggy Moody will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-146.

--Jerri Paulk ofMontana claims her recently deceased mother, Eunice Satterlee, developed mesothelioma after her work as a riveter and nurses aide at various locations from 1942 until 1972. Satterlee was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, Allen Satterlee, who worked as an electrician from 1948 until 1978, according to the complaint. Paulk will be represented by Myles L. Epperson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-164.

--Melvin and Ella Schultz ofTexas claim Melvin Schultz developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician, craft supervisor, job superintendent and project manager at Brown and Root from 1955 until 1992. The Schultzes will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-151.

--James Charles and Pamela B. Smith of Pennsylvania allege James Charles Smithdeveloped mesothelioma after his work as a member of theU.S. Navy from 1966 until 1969, as a machinist mate on the U.S.S. Soley until his discharge in 1969, as a salesman and store manager for RCP Electronics from 1969 until 1981, as a salesman for Homelite Power Equipment from 1981 until 1993 and as an outside sales representative for Cooper Industries from 1994 until 2009. The Smiths will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-135.

--Melvin and Marilyn Smotherman ofMichigan claim Melvin Smotherman developed mesothelioma after his work in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 until 1953 and as a sheet metal worker at various locations from 1954 until 1988. The Smothermans will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-143.

--Patsy Warwick ofTennessee, a machine operator, janitor and cashier at various locations from 1968 until 2007, claims mesothelioma.Warwick was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, Archie Warwick, who worked as a material handler at Honeywell International from 1968 until 1970 and as a carpenter and rigger from 1972 until 2007 at Northrop Grunman Newport News, according to the complaint. Patsy Warwick will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-153.

--David Lee Worthington and Doris Ann Wilkey of Florida claim David Lee Worthington developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer for Griffin Construction from 1959 until 1961, as an electrical apprentice for A&W Wiring from 1962 until 1965, as an electrician for IBEW Local 1701 from 1965 until 1985, as an electrician for Progress Energy from 1985 until 2000 and as a home improvement worker from 1943 until 1959.Worthington and Wilkey will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-149.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Gori and Julian add more asbestos cases to St. Clair County docket
3/25/2010 10:15 AM By KellyHolleran 

Five moreasbestos lawsuits have been added to the growing list of cases in St. Clair County's asbestos docket.

Charles Graham filed theninth St. Clair County Circuit Court asbestos lawsuit of the year while John E. and Charlotte Williams filed the 10th, James and Donna Byrnes filed the 11th, Roger and Sybil Woods filed the 12th and Raleigh and JanetYarberough filed the 13th. None of the plaintiffs besides Graham, who lives inWisconsin, specify in which state they reside.

In their complaint filed March 12, theYarberoughs allege 26 defendant companies caused RaleighYarberough to develop lung cancer after his exposure to asbestos-containing products throughout his career.

RaleighYarberough worked as a seaman in theU.S. Navy from 1956 until 1960, as a service worker at Gross Air Heating and Cooling from 1960 until 1969, as a machine operator at Service Heel Company from 1971 until 1975 and as a carpenter and mill operator in 1976, according to the complaint.

According to Charles Graham's March 12 complaint filed against nine defending companies, he says his recently deceased father, Richard Graham, developed lung cancer after his work as a motor machinist's mate in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946 and as a telegrapher, switcher and dispatcher at Chicago Northwestern from 1946 until 1986.

Richard Graham, who was diagnosed with the disease Nov. 20, 2006, died Jan. 21, 2007, the suit states.

In The Williams' March 12 complaint against 13 defendant companies, John E. Williams claims to have developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer atKlossner Brothers from 1959 until 1960, as a carpenter at D&L Construction from 1960 until 1961, as a carpenter at Bauman Construction from 1962 until 1965, as a carpenter at L.J.McNeary from 1965 until 1969 and as a self-employed insulator from 1970 until 2008.

The Byrnes claim in their March 12 complaint that James Byrnes developed lung cancer after his work in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1960 until 1968 and as a wireman through IBEW Local I from 1964 until 2001. The Byrnes named 32 defendants in their complaint.

In their March 12 complaint against 13 defendants corporations, the Woods claim Roger Woods developed lung cancer after his work as stocker and cashier at Jitney Jungle from 1964 until 1967, as a deck hand at Brent Towing Company in 1968, as a pipefitter at various locations from 1967 until 1972 and as a handyman, installer, rebuilder and manager from 1972 until now.

The defendants should have known of the harmful effects of asbestos, but failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the plaintiffs' or their deceased relative's safety, the suit states.

As a result of their asbestos-related diseases, the plaintiffs or their deceased relatives became disabled and disfigured, incurred medical costs and suffered great physical pain and mental anguish, the complaints say. In addition, they claim they became prevented from pursuing their normal course of employment and, as a result, lost large sums of money that would have accrued to them.

Charles Graham, Charlotte Williams, Donna Byrnes, Sybil Woods and JanetYarberough claim they have been deprived of their family member's companionship and society because of the diseases.

In their six-count suit, theYarberoughs seek a judgment of more than $100,000, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $100,000, compensatory damages of more than $100,000, punitive damages in an amount to sufficiently punish the defendants for their behavior and other relief the court deems just.

In his six-count complaint, Charles Graham seeks a judgment of more than $200,000, compensatory damages of more than $100,000 and punitive damages in an amount sufficient to punish the defendants for their behavior.

In their six-count complaint, the Williams seek a judgment of more than $100,000, compensatory damages of more than $100,000, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $100,000 and punitive damages in an amount sufficient to punish the defendants for their behavior.

In their 10-count complaint, the Byrnes seek a judgment of more than $100,000, compensatory damages of more than $100,000, economic damages of more than $150,000, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $100,000 and punitive damages in an amount sufficient to deter the defendants from similar conduct in the future.

In their 10-count complaint, the Woods seek a judgment of more than $100,000, compensatory damages of more than $50,000, economic damages of more than $150,000, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $100,000 and other relief the court deems just.

Randy L.Gori and Barry Julian ofGori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing all the plaintiffs.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case numbers: 10-L-123, 10-L-124,10-L-125,10-L-126, 10-L-127.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Exposure – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

29 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyMarch 8-12
3/31/2010 2:34 PM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 29 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of March 8 through March 12.

The following complaints were filed:

--Florence Adkins of Michigan claims her recently deceased husband, Barry Adkins, developed mesothelioma after his work as a press operator, airman, construction worker,lineman and metals finisher at various locations from 1951 until 1986. Florence Adkins will be represented by Randy S. Cohn and Sean M. Keane of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-257.

--Margaret Battle ofPennsylvania, a custodian and maintenance laborer at various locations from 1970 until 1979, claims lung cancer.Battle will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-272.

--James C. and Doris A. Billingsley of Tennessee claim James C. Billingsleydeveloped mesothelioma after his work in theU.S. Navy from 1954 until 1957, as a sheet metal part stamper at Gray and Dudley Foundry in 1953, as a route salesman at Pepsi Cola Bottling Company from 1953 until 1954 and from 1957 until 1958, as an electrical engineer for Avco Electronics in 1963 and as an electrical engineer for ARO from 1963 until 1994. The Billingsleys will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-248.

--Brenda Casey ofKentucky claims her recently deceased mother, Mary Elizabeth Christine Drury, developed lung cancer after her work as a drywall contractor from 1964 until 1979. Casey will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-273.

--Eric S. Colley of Illinois, a welder at Robert Brent Company in 1983, a line maintenance mechanic at Sola Optical in 1983, an apprentice machinist at Normande Machine from 1987 until 1988 and a warehouse manager and production supervisor at R.S. Deal Corp. from 1983 until 1986 and from 1989 until 1993, claims mesothelioma. Colley will be represented by Michael R. Bilbrey and James R. Stever of the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey in Glen Carbon. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-274.

--Leroy Conley ofMissouri, an electrician from 1943 until 1979, claims mesothelioma. Conley will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-267.

--Warren E. Davis ofFlorida, a laborer and mechanic from 1960 until 1979, claims mesothelioma.Davis will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-270.

--Aletha Everett ofLouisiana claims she developed mesothelioma after she was secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband who worked as a commercial and residential construction worker and an upholstery worker from 1935 until 1981. She was also exposed to asbestos through her sons who worked as construction workers in the 1960s, according to the complaint.Everett will be represented by W. Brent Copple and Myles L. Epperson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-260.

--Thomas Gorman ofWisconsin, a union laborer at various locations from 1966 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Gorman will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-266.

--Julius K. Hayes Jr. ofGeorgia claims his recently deceased wife, Gladys E. Hayes, developed mesothelioma after working as an operator and office assistant forSouthern Bell from 1963 until 1967, in reservations for Eastern Airlines from 1967 until 1991 and as a lead analyst for SITA from 1992 until 2009. Gladys Hayes was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, Julius K. Hayes Jr., who worked as an electrician at various site locations from 1973 until 2009. Julius K. Hayes Jr. will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-251.

--Willie Mae Imes ofMaryland, an assembly line worker, machine operator and material handler at various locations from 1960 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Imes will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-271.

--Kathleen Lux ofPennsylvania claims her recently deceased father, Thomas William Kennedy, developed mesothelioma after his work as a foreman, supervisor and buyer at various locations from 1957 until 1967. Lux will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-278.

--Claudine McCulough ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Marshall Joseph McCulough, developed lung cancer after his work as a caster at various locations from 1958 until 1979. McCulough will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-275.

--Leander Michlig of Florida, a tower operator, customer service worker, laborer and gas handler at various locations throughoutIllinois from 1944 until 1989, claims pleural mesothelioma. Michlig will be represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-246.

--Charlotte Miller ofIndiana claims her recently deceased husband, Wayne Miller, developed malignant mesothelioma after his work as a machinist for General Motors at Central Foundry from 1954 until 1980 and as a construction laborer and roofer for Best for Less Construction from 1980 until 1990. Charlotte Miller will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-249.

--Leon and Forence Riccardi ofMissouri claim Leon Riccardi developed mesothelioma after his work as a pipefitter, laborer, machine operator and roll operator at various locations throughIllinois andMissouri from 1962 until 2009. Leon Riccardi was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his step-father, who worked as a laborer for Union Pacific Railroad from 1953 until 1954, according to the complaint. The Riccardis will be represented by Stephanie A. Lyons of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-258.

--Ardyce Riggs ofArkansas, a customer service worker at Pacific Finance from 1962 until 1965, a housewife from 1965 until 1970 and a worker at Levi Strauss Company from 1970 until 1979, claims pleural mesothelioma. Riggs claims she was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, David Riggs, who worked as a self-employed hairdresser and as a truck driver, according to the complaint. Ardyce Riggs will be represented by James F. Kelly and Jeffrey A.J. Millar of Brent Coon and Associates inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-241.

--Michael G. Shaud of Alabama, a pharmacist in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 until 1964, a shuttle car operator at the Concord Coal Mine from 1965 until 1977, a shuttle car operator at Southern Electric Generating Company from 1967 until 1972, a laborer and cement panel maker in 1970, a general laborer at the Abex Corporation from 1970 until 1972, a forklift operator at Jim Walters Resources from 1972 until 1993, a residential construction worker from 1964 until 1980 and braid and gasket manufacturer from 1971 until 1991, claims mesothelioma. Shaud will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will be representing him. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-243.

--Larry Lee Shult ofMontana, a fire protection pipe fitting apprentice at Grinnell Fire Protection Systems between 1959 and 1964, claims pleural mesothelioma. Shult will be represented by James F. Kelly and Jeffrey A.J. Millar of Brent Coon and Associates. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-242.

--Ruth Simms ofFlorida claims her recently deceasedhusband, James Simms developed lung cancer after his work in the U.S. Army from 1943 until 1946 and as a heavy equipment mechanic and construction engineer from 1946 until 1997. Ruth Simms will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-263.

--Bonnie Smith ofAlabama claims her recently deceased husband, Hubert Smith, developed lung cancer after his work as a fork lift operator at U.S. Steel and as a laborer and deliverer at Sign Builders. Bonnie Smith will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-261.

--Lurita and James Smith of Florida claim Lurita Smith developed lung cancer after she was secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1964 until 1970 and who worked as a helper and yard manager at General Ship Repair Corp. from the 1960s until 2005. The Smiths will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-262.

--Phyllis Stevens ofKentucky, a furnace and crane operator at various locations from 1973 until 1974, claims lung cancer. Stevens will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-259.

--Judy Stroder ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Roger L. Stroder, developed lung cancer after his work in the U.S. Army as a supply clerk from 1970 until 1972 and as an electrician at Granite City Steel from 1970 until 2008. Judy Stroder will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-254.

--Gary Sweitzer claims his recently deceased wife, Helen Sweitzer, developed lung cancer after her work as a laborer at various locations from 1977 until 2007. Helen Sweitzer was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her family member, Gordon Geyer, who worked as a machine operator from 1954 until 1979, according to the complaint. The Sweitzers will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-265.

--Dolores Waltemate ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Rudolph E. Watlemate, developed mesothelioma after his work as a railroad fireman and machinist at various locations from 1947 until 1979. Dolores Waltemate will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-276.

--Merry Ann Westbrooks ofArizona claims her recently deceased mother, Rosalyn Westbrooks, developed mesothelioma after her work as a secretary at various locations throughoutIllinois andOhio from 1950 until 1970. Rosalyn Westbrooks was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband who worked from the 1950s until the 1980s as a carpenter, according to the complaint. Merry Ann Westbrooks will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd of East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-277.

--Billy Jean Worley Iowa claims her recently deceased husband, Clarence L. Worley, developed mesothelioma after his work as a farm hand from 1948 until 1969, as a carpenter for DA Demerit from 1969 until 1972 and as a millwright for A-Alert from 1972 until 2009. Billy Jean Worley will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-250.

--Michael Wurn ofFlorida claims his recently deceased wife, Luane Wurn, developed mesothelioma after her work as a teacher, medical records clerk and suspension coordinator at various locations from 1962 until 2005. Michael Wurn will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-239.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Exposure – Asbestos Lawsuit Filed

14th asbestos suit filed in growing St. Clair County asbestos docket
4/21/2010 1:30 PM By Kelly Holleran 

Another asbestos lawsuit has been added to the growing list of cases in St. Clair County's asbestos docket.

Ronald A. and Linda Nichols ofMassachusetts filed the 14thasbestos lawsuit of the year in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

They are represented by David I. Cates and Judy L. Cates of the Cates Law Firm inSwansea.

In their complaint filed April 9, the Nichols allege 45 defendant companies caused Ronald A. Nichols to develop mesothelioma after his exposure to asbestos-containing products throughout his career.

Ronald A. Nichols worked at the basic training electrician's mate school for theU.S. Navy in 1957; worked as a machinist mate on the USS Hailey from 1957 until 1959; worked as an assistant parts manager at McKulkin Chevrolet from 1959 until 1960; worked as an operator, laborer, boiler and furnace worker at Gas Service Inc. from 1960 until 1987; performed home remodeling from 1965 until 1967; and worked as a shadetree mechanic from the 1950s until the 1960s, according to the complaint.

The defendants should have known of the harmful effects of asbestos, but failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the plaintiffs' or their deceased relative's safety, the suit states.

As a result of his asbestos-related diseases, Ronald A. Nichols says he became disabled and disfigured, incurred medical costs and suffered great physical pain and mental anguish. In addition, he claims he became prevented from pursuing his normal course of employment and, as a result, lost large sums of money that would have accrued to them.

Linda Nichols claims she has been deprived of her husband's companionship, society and services because of his disease.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-165.

 
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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Exposure – Asbestos Mesothelioma Related Lawsuits

14 new asbestos cases filed Feb. 15-19 inMadisonCounty
3/9/2010 10:37 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 14 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Feb. 15 through Feb. 19.

The following complaints were filed:

--Edward C. and Carol Bagley of Wisconsin allege Edward C. Bagley developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic at Bob Weimer/Prim Farms from 1960 until 1963, as a laborer at Chapman Foundry from 1963 until 1967, as a laborer at Badger Ordinance Works from 1967 until 1969, as a laborer at Speed Queen Factory in 1968, as a truck driver and mechanic at Brake Bush Bros. from 1970 until 1973, as a farmer in Wisconsin from 1973 until 1976, as a drywaller, carpenter and roofer from 1976 until 2009 and as a shade tree mechanic from 1960 until 1980. The Bagleys will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, W. Casey Harris and M. Clay Fostel of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-191.

--John J. Carpenter ofIllinois, a worker at Walworth's Foundry from 1942 until 1945, a member of theU.S. Navy from 1946 until 1948 and a self-employed farmer from 1952 until 2005,claims lung cancer. Carpenter will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-176.

--Robert Hamilton ofFlorida, a lab technician, field wireman and engineer at various locations from 1949 until 2007, claims mesothelioma.Hamilton will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-177.

--Joseph E. Harlan of Texas alleges his recently deceased father, William T. Harlan Sr., developed lung cancer after his work as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1943 until 1946, as a paper bundler for Southern Advanced Bag and Paper Company in 1938, as a material handler for W. Horace Williams in 1939 and as a ship carpenter for Pennsylvania Shipyard from 1941 until 1942. Joseph Harlan will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-175.

--Donald Lamb ofRhode Island, a construction worker and laborer at various locations from 1946 until 1992, claims mesothelioma. Lamb will be represented by Myles L. Epperson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-192.

--James O. and Marcia K. Patton ofIllinois claim James A. Pattondeveloped lung cancer after his work in theU.S. Navy from 1952 until 1954, as a fireman and electrician striker and as an automotive mechanic at Penney'sAutoCenter from 1966 until 1975. The Pattons will be represented by T. Barton French Jr. and Nate Mudd of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-189.

--James A. Robinette ofMissouri, a carpenter and residential and industrial worker from 1952 until 1978, claims mesothelioma. Robinette will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-180.

--Darla Salazar claims her recently deceased husband, Carmelo Salazar-Garcia, developed mesothelioma after his work as a construction laborer at KD Construction in 1973, as a maintenance worker at Ft. Clark Springs Association in 1974, as a painter for various construction companies in 1974, as a door manufacturer at Coco Corporation from 1974 until 1975, as a construction laborer for Friendship Builders in 1976, as a cutter and welder from 1974 until 1990, as a steel worker at Modern Drop Forge from 1994 until 2000 and as a shadetree mechanic from 1972 until 2008. Darla Salazar will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenberg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-187.

--Rebecca Sparks ofPennsylvania alleges her recently deceased father, Raymond Sparks, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and maintenance man at various locations from 1977 until 2002. Rebecca Sparks will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-182.

--Robert Sparks ofCalifornia, a pipe burner trainee, truck driver and furnace installer at various locations throughoutCalifornia from 1943 until 1977, claims mesothelioma.Sparks will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn and Christopher J. Levy of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-171.

--Ural and Beverly Williams of Ohio allege Ural Williams developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic, welder and machinist at various locations from 1948 until 1991. The Williams will be represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-183.

--Loraine Zamber ofWisconsin alleges her recently deceased husband, Gerald Zamber, developed mesothelioma after his work as an aviation technician, fire control officer, economist and pipeline worker at various locations from 1951 until 1988. Loraine Zamber will be represented by Randy S. Cohn and Sean M. Keane of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-179.

--Edwin and Gloria Zavadil of Missouri allege Edwin Zavadill developed mesothelioma after his work as a seaman in the U.S. Navy from 1944 until 1946, as a fireman for the St. Louis Fire Department from 1947 until 1988, as a maintenance worker for various apartment complexes from 1976 until 1980, as a drywaller and home remodeler from 1958 until 1978 and as a shadetree mechanic from 1950 until 1978. The Zavadils will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, W. Casey Harris and M. Clay Fostel of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-190.

--Thomas and Alice Zimmer of Wisconsin allege Thomas Zimmer developed mesothelioma after his work as a delivery man at a grocery store and service man at Leisgang's/Ken's Standard Service Station from 1951 until 1953, as a punch press and power shear operator at Trane Company from 1953 until 1962, as a machinist mate from 1955 until 1957, as a tool and die maker at Wilson-Hurd Manufacuring from 1962 until 1964, as a tool and die maker at Zell Machine Industries from 1964 until 1966, as a researcher and developer at Fleckenstein from 1966 until 1970 and as a worker at Outboard Marine Corporation from 1970 until his retirement. Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing it. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-186.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Trades – Lung Cancer Lawsuit

Gori and Julian add more asbestos cases to St. Clair County docket 
3/25/2010 10:15 AM By KellyHolleran 

Five moreasbestos lawsuits have been added to the growing list of cases in St. Clair County's asbestos docket.

Charles Graham filed theninth St. Clair County Circuit Court asbestos lawsuit of the year while��John E. and Charlotte Williams filed the 10th, James and Donna Byrnes filed the 11th, Roger and Sybil Woods filed the 12th and Raleigh and JanetYarberough filed the 13th. None of the plaintiffs besides Graham, who lives inWisconsin, specify in which state they reside.

In their complaint filed March 12, theYarberoughs allege 26 defendant companies caused RaleighYarberough to develop lung cancer after his exposure to asbestos-containing products throughout his career. 

RaleighYarberough worked as a seaman in theU.S. Navy from 1956 until 1960, as a service worker at Gross Air Heating and Cooling from 1960 until 1969, as a machine operator at Service Heel Company from 1971 until 1975 and as a carpenter and mill operator in 1976, according to the complaint. 

According to Charles Graham's March 12 complaint filed against nine defending companies, he says his recently deceased father, Richard Graham, developed lung cancer after his work as a motor machinist's mate in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946 and as a telegrapher, switcher and dispatcher at Chicago Northwestern from 1946 until 1986. 

Richard Graham, who was diagnosed with the disease Nov. 20, 2006, died Jan. 21, 2007, the suit states.

In The Williams' March 12 complaint against 13 defendant companies, John E. Williams claims to havedeveloped lung cancer after his work as a laborer atKlossner Brothers from 1959 until 1960, as a carpenter at D&L Construction from 1960 until 1961, as a carpenter at Bauman Construction from 1962 until 1965, as a carpenter at L.J.McNeary from 1965 until 1969 and as a self-employed insulator from 1970 until 2008. 

The Byrnes claim in their March 12 complaint that James Byrnes developed lung cancer after his work in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1960 until 1968 and as a wireman through IBEW Local I from 1964 until 2001. The Byrnes named 32 defendants in their complaint.

In their March 12 complaint against 13 defendants corporations, the Woods claim Roger Woods developed lung cancer after his work as stocker and cashier at Jitney Jungle from 1964 until 1967, as a deck hand at Brent Towing Company in 1968, as a pipefitter at various locations from 1967 until 1972 and as a handyman, installer, rebuilder and manager from 1972 until now. 

The defendants should have known of the harmful effects of asbestos, but failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the plaintiffs' or their deceased relative's safety, the suit states.

As a result of their asbestos-related diseases, the plaintiffs or their deceased relatives became disabled and disfigured, incurred medical costs and suffered great physical pain and mental anguish, the complaints say. In addition, they claim they became prevented from pursuing their normal course of employment and, as a result, lost large sums of money that would have accrued to them.

Charles Graham, Charlotte Williams, Donna Byrnes, Sybil Woods and JanetYarberough claim they have been deprived of their family member's companionship and society because of the diseases.

In their six-count suit, theYarberoughs seek a judgment of more than $100,000, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $100,000, compensatory damages of more than $100,000, punitive damages in an amount to sufficiently punish the defendants for their behavior and other relief the court deems just.

In his six-count complaint, Charles Graham seeks a judgment of more than $200,000, compensatory damages of more than $100,000 and punitive damages in an amount sufficient to punish the defendants for their behavior.

In their six-count complaint, the Williams seek a judgment of more than $100,000, compensatory damages of more than $100,000, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $100,000 and punitive damages in an amount sufficient to punish the defendants for their behavior.

In their 10-count complaint, the Byrnes seek a judgment of more than $100,000, compensatory damages of more than $100,000, economic damages of more than $150,000, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $100,000 and punitive damages in an amount sufficient to deter the defendants from similar conduct in the future.

In their 10-count complaint, the Woods seek a judgment of more than $100,000, compensatory damages of more than $50,000, economic damages of more than $150,000, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $100,000 and other relief the court deems just.

Randy L.Gori and Barry Julian ofGori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing all the plaintiffs.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case numbers: 10-L-123, 10-L-124,10-L-125,10-L-126, 10-L-127.

 

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Mesothelioma Asbestos Cases Filed

29 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyNov. 16-20
12/3/2009 8:16 AM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 29 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Nov. 16 through Nov. 20.
The following complaints were filed:

--Franklin and Ruby Baker ofAlabama claim Franklin Baker developed lung cancer after his work as a carpenter for the Local 1209 from 1964 until 1999 and as a mechanic at Nitrate City Garage from 1957 until 1960. The Bakers will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1209.

--Timmy and Kimberly Black ofMissouri claim Timmy Black developed mesothelioma after his work as an assembler, timekeeper, maintenance worker and landscaper at various locations throughoutIllinois andMissouri from the early 1970s until now. The Blacks will be represented by Nicholas J. Angelides and Taylor L. Kerns of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1242.

--Jesse and Charlene Brewer ofIndiana claim Jesse Brewer developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, maintenance man and roofer at various locations from 1962 until 2001 throughoutIllinois,Ohio andIndiana. The Brewers will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1244.

--Elizabeth Butler ofTexas claims her recently deceased husband, V.J. Butler, developed mesothelioma after his work as a concrete laborer, owner and operator at various locations from 1962 until 2009.Butler will be represented by Amy E. Garrett and Sean M. Keane of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1234.

--Paul Carter ofAlabama claims his recently deceased mother, Pauline Carter, developed mesothelioma. Pauline Carter was exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked for United States Steel for 44 years. Paul Carter will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1264.

--Harry Cheatham ofTexas, a service station attendant, laborer, crane operator, plumber, electrician's helper and maintenance worker at various locations inTexas from 1969 until 2009, claims mesothelioma. Cheatham will be represented by Richard L. Saville, Ethan A. Flint, Stephen C. Jones, Andrew J. Balcer and Jessica L. Benton of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1259.

--Elmer C. Curran ofMissouri, a Navy Seaman, machinist and plasterer at various locations from 1944 until 1979, claims mesothelioma. Curran will be represented by The O'Brien Law Firm. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1249.

--Ira K. Eastman ofTennessee claims his brother-in-law, Herman A. Bell,developed mesothelioma after his work in theU.S. Navy from 1940 until 1964, at Owens-Illinois from 1964 until 1966 and as a boiler technician from 1966 until 1987. Eastman will be represented by Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1256.

--Daniel and Nancy Foster ofTexas allege Daniel Foster developed mesothelioma after his work as a boiler tender. The Fosters will be represented by Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1254.

--Peter and Susan L. Friedman ofMichigan claim Peter Friedman developed mesothelioma after his work as a plumber and pipefitter from 1964 until 2009. The Friedmans will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, C. Taylor Campbell, J.D. McMullen, William H. Barfield and Aaron Plumlee of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1246.

--Harvey Gilroy of Oklahoma, a laborer, x-ray technician, operator and owner at various locations throughout Illinois, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Indiana, Montana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Georgia, Alabama and Missouri from 1963 until now, claims mesothelioma.Gilroy will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. and Stephanie A. Lyons of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1245.

--Lisa and Tom Gonneville ofMaine claim Lisa Gonneville developed mesothelioma after her work as a clerk and day care provider at various locations throughoutIllinois andMaine from 1986 until 2009. Lisa Gonneville was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, who worked as a laborer, operator, road construction laborer and truck driver at various locations from 1967 until 2009, according to the complaint. The Gonnevilles will be represented by Amy E. Garrett and Sean M. Keane of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1231.

--Jack Hair ofSouth Carolina claims the recently deceased Keith Hairdeveloped mesothelioma after his work in theU.S. Navy from 1960 until 1987. Jack Hair will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Stephen C. Jones of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1262.

--Herbert Austin and Carolton D. Harper of Alabama claim Herbert Austin Harper developed lung cancer after his work as a brick mason for Bob Bunn Masonry from 1958 until 1959, as a textile worker for Printed Fabrics from 1959 until 1961, as a combat engineer from 1961 until 1964, as a brick mason for Buddy Rogers Masonry from 1967 until 1969, as a brick mason for Horace Johnson Masonry from 1969 until 1973 and as a brick mason for Austin Harper Masonry from 1973 until 2008. The Harpers will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1267.

--Janet Harvey ofLouisiana claims her recently deceased decedent, Durwood Herbert, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer for more than 30 years at Exxon Mobil and in the U.S. Army.Harvey will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Stephen C. Jones ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1243.

--Gwedolyn Joseph ofTexas claims her recently deceased mother, Viola Joseph, developed mesothelioma after her work as a cashier and laborer at various locations throughoutIllinois andTexas from the 1960s until the 1970s. Viola Joseph was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a laborer from 1948 until 1978, and through her father, who worked as a laborer at various locations from 1930 until 1948, according to the complaint. Gwendolyn Joseph will be represented by Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1253.

--Clarissa Leipprandt ofMichigan claims the recently deceased Martin Leipprandt developed mesothelioma after his work as a farmer and welder. Leipprandt will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Stephen C. Jones of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1263.

--Michael Linnane ofPennsylvania, a driver at various locations throughout theUnited States from 1972 until 1994, claims mesothelioma. Linnane was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, John Linnane, who worked as a steel worker at various locations from 1953 until 1971. Michael Linnane will be represented by Brian J. Cooke and Drew Sealey of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1225.

--Robert and Leona Medler ofNew York claim Robert Medler developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and operator at various locations throughoutIllinois andNew York from 1946 until 2001. The Medlers will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr., Ryan J. Kiwala and Stephanie A. Lyons of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1226.

--Michael and Patricia Misk of Illinois claim Michael Misk developed mesothelioma after his work as a draftsman at the Vap-Air Division of Varpok Heating from 1957 until 1962, as a detailer at Pioneer Engineering from 1962 until 1963, as a senior draftsman at Admiral Corporation in 1963, as a junior design at Stenographic Machine from 1963 until 1966 and as a mechanical engineer from 1967 until 1997. The Misks will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1265.

--Joseph A. Montanaro ofMissouri, a sailor, midshipman and pilot at various locations inIllinois from 1938 until 1980, claims mesothelioma. Montanaro will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1241.

--Jerry Moore of Illinois, a machinist mate, material handler, material foreman, plant manager, fireman, water tender, marine oiler, marine striker and security therapy aide at various locations throughout Illinois and Missouri from 1959 until 2001, claims lung cancer.Moore will be represented by Amy E. Garrett of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1235.

--Cynthia Riley of Missouri claims her recently deceased husband, James Riley, developed lung cancer after his work at Kingsford Charcoal from 1973 until 1974, as a welder at Kemco Tool & Die from 1974 until 1975, as a bus driver for special school district from 1975 until 1976, as a welder at Affiliated Hospital Products from 1976 until 1977, as a welder at Heflin Stool in 1978, as a fitter, welder and leadman at Marathon Steel from 1978 until 2003, as a driver at Swift Transportation from 2003 until 2005, as a driver at Emerson Transportation from 2005 until 2006, as a driver at Express I from 2006 until 2007, as a driver at U.S. Express in 2008 and as a driver at Delta Express from 2008 until 2009. In addition, James Riley performed home remodeling work in the 1970s. Cynthia Riley will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1247.

--Robert H. and Brenda G. Ryder of Alabama claim Robert H. Ryder developed lung cancer after his work as a millwright for Eichleay Corporation in Henderson, Ky., from 1972 until 1973, as an equipment setter and laborer for Machias Power Plant from 1973 until 1974, as a heavy equipment operator for Blue Rock Industries from 1974 until 1977, as a laborer for FA Tucker from 1977 until 1978, as a laborer for H.E. Sargent from 1979 until 1980, as a laborer operator for Lincoln Pulp and Paper Co. from 1980 until 1981, as a sandblaster and painter at Eastern Fine Paper from 1981 until 1984, as a roofer and construction worker for Gerard and Sons Roofing Co. from 1984 until 1988, as a turbine, paper machine and steel worker from 1988 until 1990, as a turbine, paper machine and steel worker from 1990 until 2000 and as a turbine, paper machine and steel worker from 2000 until 2002. The Ryders will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1268.

--Charles J. Smith Jr. ofColorado claims his recently deceased father, Charles J. Smith Sr., developed mesothelioma after his work as a truck driver, bus driver and laborer at various locations throughoutIllinois from 1954 until 2006. Charles J. Smith Jr. will be represented by Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1258.

--John D. Steele ofNebraska, a farmer and machinist from 1952 until 1980, claims mesothelioma. Steele will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1250.

--John Thompson ofCalifornia claims his recently deceased father, Western Thompson, developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic, aircraft mechanic, owner and truck driver at various locations throughoutIllinois andCalifornia from 1938 until 1986. John Thompson will be represented by Amy E. Garrett and W. Brent Copple of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1260.

--Marcella Trout ofTexas claims her recently deceased daughter, Marcy Campbell, developed mesothelioma.Campbell was exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, who worked as an electrician and maintenance electrician from 1947 until 1985 throughoutIllinois,Nebraska andCalifornia, according to the complaint. Trout will be represented by Amy E. Garrett and W. Brent Copple of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1232.

--James R. Walton ofIllinois, a boiler operator for Caterpillar inIllinois from 1958 until 1968 and a maintenance supervisor atMorrisHospital from 1972 until 1996, claims mesothelioma. Walton was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his wife, who worked as a boiler operator from 1957 until 1958 and from 1968 until 1972. Walton will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1266.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Trades – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits 

13 new asbestos suits filed inMadisonCountyNov. 23-27
12/7/2009 12:56 PM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 13 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Nov. 23 through Nov. 27.

The following complaints were filed:

--Scott Carruthers ofIdaho claims his recently deceased father, Robert Carruthers, developed mesothelioma after his work as a pipefitter at various locations throughoutIllinois andIdaho from 1963 until 2001. Carruthers will be represented by Amy E. Garrett and Sean M. Keane of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1271.

--David B. and Sherley Caudill of Arkansas claim David B. Caudill developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic at Caudill's Garage from 1955 until 1959, as a laborer at Arizona Citrus Growers from 1957 until 1959, as a laborer for Arizona Auto Parts Supply from 1960 until 1962, as a mechanic and construction laborer from 1962 until 1965, as a mechanic for the Arizona Highway Department in Arizona from 1960 until 1977, as an electrician from 1977 until now for Russellville Electronics, as a home remodeler from 1963 until 1977 and as a shadetree mechanic from 1955 until 1985. The Caudills will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, W. Casey Harris and M. Clay Fostel ofThe Lanier Law Firm inHouston. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1281.

--Rebecca Croucher ofNew York claims the recently deceased Arleen Besser developed mesothelioma after her work as a secretary for more than a decade and as a home improver from 1972 until 1976. Croucher will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint, Andrew J. Balcer and Jessica L. Benton of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1282.

--Lester and Mary Davis ofFlorida claim Lester Davis developed mesothelioma after his work in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1943 until 1945, as a delivery man at Dellwood Dairy from 1946 until 1971 and as a plant operator atHoustonIndependentSchool District from 1972 until 1990. TheDavis will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1279.

--Debra Granger of Indiana claims her recently deceased father, Eugene Marietta, developed mesothelioma after his work as a home constructor from the 1960s until the 1970s, as a shadetree mechanic from the 1940s until the 1970s, as a worker wrapping pipes with insulation from 1951 until 1953, as the owner of a drive thru movie business in 1970, as the owner and operator of a floral shop from 1971 until 1977, as realtor from 1978 until 1982 and as the owner and operator of weight loss centers from 1983 until 1988. Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing her. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1278.

--Willard and Emma K. Johnson ofIllinois claim Willard Johnson developed lung cancer after his work as a machine repairman for Barber-Colman Company in 1943, as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1945 until 1948 and as a machine repairman from 149 until 1990. The Johnsons will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1284.

--Rita Lanham-Benson ofTennessee claims her recently deceased husband, S. Dewayne Lanham, developed mesothelioma after his work as a facility manager and home remodeler from 1961 until 1970. Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1273.

--Paul and Judith Napierala ofWisconsin claim Paul Napierala developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician from 1960 until 1999. The Napieralas will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates of Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1280.

--Kathryn Peil ofMinnesota claims her recently deceased husband, James R. Peil Sr., developed as a laborer and home remodeler at various locations from 1956 until 1979. Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1274.

--Joseph and Joan Schneider ofMichigan claim Joseph Schneider developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, assembly line worker, owner and operator of a lawnmower and chainsaw service shop and co-owner and co-operator of a residential insulation company at various locations throughoutIllinois andMichigan from 1948 until the 1980s. The Schneiders will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. and Ryan J. Kiwala of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1277.

--Lula Shoff ofArizona, a laborer and assembly line worker at various locations from 1954 until 1970, claims lung cancer. Shoff will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1272.

--Diane Welstad ofNevada claims her recently deceased father, Robert Wilcoxson, developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic, machinist and home remodeler at various locations from 1955 until 1979. Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1275.

--Kenneth R. and Rita Wilson ofIllinois claim Kenneth R. Wilsondeveloped mesothlioma after his work as a service station worker in 1967, a member of theU.S. Navy from 1968 until 1969 and a general laborer from 1970. TheWilsons will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint, Andrew J. Balcer and Jessica L. Benton of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1276.

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United States Navy – Asbestos Trades – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

13 new asbestos suits file Nov. 30-Dec. 4 inMadisonCounty
12/21/2009 8:52 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 13 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

The following complaints were filed:

--Barbara Brawley of Arkansas claims her recently deceased husband, Thomas Brawley Jr., developed mesothelioma after his work at Liquid Carbonic and W.P. Rock in Illinois in 1954; as a pipefitter at DuPont Chemical from 1964 until 1965; at Hoyer Schlesinger Turner in 1968; at Piping Systems from 1968 until 1970; as an insulator and laborer at Brown and Roots from 1969 until 1985; and as a member of the Steamfitters' Local 614. Barbara Brawley will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1306.

--Deborah and Glenn Briscoe ofWest Virginia claim Deborah Briscoe developed mesothelioma after her work at UPS Freight from 1972 until 2009. She was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as an electrician, and through her father, who was a mechanic, according to the complaint. The Briscoes will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1292.

--Beverly Dietrich ofMinnesota claims her brother, Richard Dietrich, developed mesothelioma after his work as a supervisor at various locations from 1952 until the late 1980s. Beverly Dietrich will be represented by Nicholas J. Angelides of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1302l

--David Gallagher of New York claims his recently deceased father, Arnold Gallagher, developed mesothelioma after his work as a machinist, oiler, expediter, planner, mechanic, sales, building maintenance and maintenance manager at various locations throughout Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California and Utah from 1956 until 1998. David Gallagher will be represented by Amy E. Garrett and W. Brent Copple of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1303.

--Sam E. and Shirley Grace Jones of Alabama claim Sam E. Jones developed mesothelioma after his work as a farmer and construction worker from 1940 until 1966, as a laborer at Enterprise Oil Mill from 1966 until 1979, as an assembly line worker for Dorsey's Tractor Trailer from 1966 until 1994 and as a security officer for Session Company from 1982 until 1983. The Jones will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1289.

--William Helsby ofNevada, a technician, tool and dye worker, mold helper and iron cutter at various locations throughoutIllinois andMichigan from 1957 until 1998, claims mesothelioma. Helsby will be represented by Randy S. Cohn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1309.

--Gregory A. and Patricia M. Kozlowski ofPennsylvania claim Gregory A. Kozlowski developed mesothelioma after his work as a union laborer for LIUNA Local #373 from 1967 until 1978 and as an operating engineer with IUOE Local #66 from 1978 until 1992. The Kozlowskis will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1298.

--Charles R. Nahl ofMinnesota, an electrician at Great Northern Railway from 1952 until 1991, claims mesothelioma. Nahl will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1293.

--Janet Neumann of Wyoming claims her recently deceased husband, Dale L. Neumann, developed lung cancer after his work as a pipefitter and welder from 1952 until 1956, as a welder for Independent Engineering Company from 1956 until 1961, as a worker for JMJ Industries and as a self-employed contractor in 1957, as a construction worker in 1958 for Ben Ruser Construction, as a contractor for M & H Builders from 1961 until 1962, as a self-employed contractor from 1962 until 1990 and as a wood worker from 1990 until his death. Janet Neumann will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1311.

--Richard and Kathleen Pierce of Minnesota claim Richard Piercedeveloped mesothelioma after his work as a shipping packager at LDI Safeco in 1996, as a boiler tech for theU.S. Navy from 1961 until 1964, as a warehouseman, forklift operator and receiving checker for United Hardware from 1967 until 1991, as a shipper and receiver for Ausburg Fortress Publishers from 1991 until 1995, as a slag stripper at Olympic Steel from 1996 until 1997, as an order preparer at Kmart Distribution Center from 1997 until 2000, as a shadetree mechanic from the 1960s until 1980s, as general laborer at a cheese plant from 1964 until 1965, as a gas pumper and cashier in the 1960s and as a warehouseman at St. Regis Paper Company in the 1960s. The Pierces will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1294.

--Nancy Pigue ofMissouri claims her recently deceased husband, Edward Pigue, developed mesothelioma after his work as a truck driver, laborer and mechanic's helper from 1943 until 1986. Nancy Pigue will be represented by Randy S. Cohn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1296.

--Leslie E. Rees ofCalifornia, a service boiler maker from 1950 until 1955, a member of theUnited States Navy at various intervals from 1950 until 1969, a research and development technician from 1968 until 1971 and a building maintenance laborer from 1973 until 1977,claims mesothelioma. Rees will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1297.

--Lorenzo Walker of Iowa, a stocker at Baker's Supermarket in 1993, a worker at Caniglia Italian Restaurant in 1994, a packer at Arnie Hanson's Furniture Moving from 1995 until 1998 and a temporary worker at All in a Day Temp Service from 1995 until 2001, claims mesothelioma.Walker will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1310.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Trades – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

13 new asbestos suits file Nov. 30-Dec. 4 inMadisonCounty
12/21/2009 8:52 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 13 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

The following complaints were filed:

--Barbara Brawley of Arkansas claims her recently deceased husband, Thomas Brawley Jr., developed mesothelioma after his work at Liquid Carbonic and W.P. Rock in Illinois in 1954; as a pipefitter at DuPont Chemical from 1964 until 1965; at Hoyer Schlesinger Turner in 1968; at Piping Systems from 1968 until 1970; as an insulator and laborer at Brown and Roots from 1969 until 1985; and as a member of the Steamfitters' Local 614. Barbara Brawley will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1306.

--Deborah and Glenn Briscoe ofWest Virginia claim Deborah Briscoe developed mesothelioma after her work at UPS Freight from 1972 until 2009. She was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as an electrician, and through her father, who was a mechanic, according to the complaint. The Briscoes will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1292.

--Beverly Dietrich ofMinnesota claims her brother, Richard Dietrich, developed mesothelioma after his work as a supervisor at various locations from 1952 until the late 1980s. Beverly Dietrich will be represented by Nicholas J. Angelides of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1302l

--David Gallagher of New York claims his recently deceased father, Arnold Gallagher, developed mesothelioma after his work as a machinist, oiler, expediter, planner, mechanic, sales, building maintenance and maintenance manager at various locations throughout Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California and Utah from 1956 until 1998. David Gallagher will be represented by Amy E. Garrett and W. Brent Copple of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1303.

--Sam E. and Shirley Grace Jones of Alabama claim Sam E. Jones developed mesothelioma after his work as a farmer and construction worker from 1940 until 1966, as a laborer at Enterprise Oil Mill from 1966 until 1979, as an assembly line worker for Dorsey's Tractor Trailer from 1966 until 1994 and as a security officer for Session Company from 1982 until 1983. The Jones will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1289.

--William Helsby ofNevada, a technician, tool and dye worker, mold helper and iron cutter at various locations throughoutIllinois andMichigan from 1957 until 1998, claims mesothelioma. Helsby will be represented by Randy S. Cohn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1309.

--Gregory A. and Patricia M. Kozlowski ofPennsylvania claim Gregory A. Kozlowski developed mesothelioma after his work as a union laborer for LIUNA Local #373 from 1967 until 1978 and as an operating engineer with IUOE Local #66 from 1978 until 1992. The Kozlowskis will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1298.

--Charles R. Nahl ofMinnesota, an electrician at Great Northern Railway from 1952 until 1991, claims mesothelioma. Nahl will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1293.

--Janet Neumann of Wyoming claims her recently deceased husband, Dale L. Neumann, developed lung cancer after his work as a pipefitter and welder from 1952 until 1956, as a welder for Independent Engineering Company from 1956 until 1961, as a worker for JMJ Industries and as a self-employed contractor in 1957, as a construction worker in 1958 for Ben Ruser Construction, as a contractor for M & H Builders from 1961 until 1962, as a self-employed contractor from 1962 until 1990 and as a wood worker from 1990 until his death. Janet Neumann will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1311.

--Richard and Kathleen Pierce of Minnesota claim Richard Piercedeveloped mesothelioma after his work as a shipping packager at LDI Safeco in 1996, as a boiler tech for theU.S. Navy from 1961 until 1964, as a warehouseman, forklift operator and receiving checker for United Hardware from 1967 until 1991, as a shipper and receiver for Ausburg Fortress Publishers from 1991 until 1995, as a slag stripper at Olympic Steel from 1996 until 1997, as an order preparer at Kmart Distribution Center from 1997 until 2000, as a shadetree mechanic from the 1960s until 1980s, as general laborer at a cheese plant from 1964 until 1965, as a gas pumper and cashier in the 1960s and as a warehouseman at St. Regis Paper Company in the 1960s. The Pierces will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1294.

--Nancy Pigue ofMissouri claims her recently deceased husband, Edward Pigue, developed mesothelioma after his work as a truck driver, laborer and mechanic's helper from 1943 until 1986. Nancy Pigue will be represented by Randy S. Cohn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1296.

--Leslie E. Rees ofCalifornia, a service boiler maker from 1950 until 1955, a member of theUnited States Navy at various intervals from 1950 until 1969, a research and development technician from 1968 until 1971 and a building maintenance laborer from 1973 until 1977,claims mesothelioma. Rees will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1297.

--Lorenzo Walker of Iowa, a stocker at Baker's Supermarket in 1993, a worker at Caniglia Italian Restaurant in 1994, a packer at Arnie Hanson's Furniture Moving from 1995 until 1998 and a temporary worker at All in a Day Temp Service from 1995 until 2001, claims mesothelioma.Walker will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1310.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

23 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyDec. 7-11
12/22/2009 8:56 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 23 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Dec. 7 through Dec. 11.

The following complaints were filed:

--Perry M. and Rose Marie Allard of Oregon claim Perry M. Allard developed mesothelioma after his work as a machine gunner in the U.S. Guard from 1938 until 1939, as a laborer at Remington Rand in Portland in 1939, as a patternmaker in theU.S. Navy from 1940 until 1946, as a patternmaker in theU.S. Naval Reserve from 1946 until 1952, as a patternmaker for Consolidated Vultee Aircraft in 1952, as a carpenter and maintenance worker for Western Foundry from 1952 until 1953, as a patternmaker for Northwest Marine Iron Works from 1953 until 1960, as a patternmaker for Dependable Pattern Works from 1960 until 1961 and as a patternmaker for Northwest Pattern Works from 1962 until 1987. The Allards will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1334.

--Douglas and Margie Berger ofTexas claim Douglas Berger developed mesothelioma after his work at Shell Oil Company from 1948 until 1986 and at Brown and Root from 1962 until 1963. The Browns will be represented by Allyson M. Romani. Ross D. Stomel of Shrader and Associates inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1345.

--Emily Cradic ofTennessee claims her recently deceased husband, Carl W. Cradic, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, heavy equipment operator, pipe layer and home remodeler at various locations from 1958 until 1979. Emily Cradic will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1316.

--Sandra DeMott ofMichigan claims her recently deceased mother, Rose Simmons, developed mesothelioma after her work as a home construction worker from the 1950s until the 1970s and as a coremaker and relief person from 1946 until 1971. DeMott will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve as counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1326.

--Willie Eberle ofMissouri claims his recently deceased wife, Meldon Eberle, developed asbestosis after her work as a laborer, miner and painter at various locations from 1942 until 1977. Willie Eberle will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1335.

--Arlene Hardin ofOhio claims her recently deceased husband, Alby Ray Hardin, developed lung cancer after his work as a boiler tender, laborer and home remodeler at various locations from 1944 until 1979. Arlene Hardin will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1339.

--Jeffrey Holderfield ofAlabama claims his recently deceased wife, Bobbie Holderfield, developed lung cancer after her work as a laborer and home remodeler at various locations from 1974 until 1979. Jeffrey Holderfield will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1336.

--Claude J. and Donith Kling of Louisiana claim Claude J. Kling developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1955, as a plumber's helper from 1956 until 1957, as a pipefitter helper at Dow Chemical, as an operator for Ormet Corporation from 1958 until 1991 and as a member of the Steel Workers and Pipefitter's Local from 1953 until his retirement in 1991. The Klings will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1322.

--Martha Kuhlman ofAlaska claims the recently deceased Franklin Swindledeveloped lung cancer after his work as a labor operator at Reynolds Metals Company from 1963 until 1991 and as a member of theU.S. Navy from 1958 until 1962. Kuhlman will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1320.

--Denise Maxwell ofFlorida claims her recently deceased husband, Stephen Maxwell, developed Mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, mechanic and supervisor at various locations throughout theUnited States includingIllinois from 1966 until 2008. Denise Maxwell will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1325.

--Robert Taylor and Laura Lynne McDonald of Georgia claim Robert McDonald developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer for LaGrange Ready Mix in 1985, as a machine operator for Milliken and Co. in 1986, as a laborer for Freeman Construction from 1986 until 1987, as a laborer for Brown Steel from 1987 until 1989, as a laborer for Owens Pressure Washing from 1989 until 1992 and as a laborer and supervisor for Utility Service Co. from 1992 until 2004. The McDonalds will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1333.

--Donald Noe of Illinois, a worker at Pharmacia Corporation formerly known as Monsanto Company from 1961 until 1994, claims lung cancer. Noe will be represented by Michael R. Bilbrey, Timothy P. Hulla, James R. Stever, Robert B. Ramsey and Michael V. Oltmann of the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey in Glen Carbon. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1330.

--Larry O'Neil Jr. ofFlorida, a laborer and welder at various locations from 1949 until 1979, claims lung cancer. O'Neil will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1318.

--John R. Peterman ofMissouri, an assembly line worker and laborer at various locations from 1960 until 1979, claims colon cancer. Peterman will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1317.

--Richard Pierce ofWisconsin claims his recently deceased uncle, Allen Pierce, developed lung cancer after his work as a boatswain's mate, carpenter, laborer, mechanic and home remodeler at various locations from 1951 until 1979. Richard Pierce will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1340.

--Mary Rivera ofCalifornia, a laborer and home remodeler at various locations from 1953 until 1979, claims mesothelioma. Rivera will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1337.

--Charles Schroeder ofConnecticut, a machinist, foreman, florist and laborer at various locations from 1932 until 1986, claims mesothelioma. Schroeder will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn and Christopher J. Levy of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1341.

--Ernie Spencer ofKentucky, a laborer and science teacher at various locations throughout theUnited States includingIllinois from 1946 until 1992, claims mesothelioma. Spencer will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1324.

--Jonathan and Cammi Tolbert of Alabama claim Jonathan Tolbert developed lung cancer after his work as a labor operator for Stockholm Valves and Fitting from 1964 until 1965, as a self-employed construction worker from 1966 until 1971, as a construction worker for Prichard Construction from 1972 until 1973, as a welder at Pullman Standard from 1974 until 1980, as a construction worker at Jones Construction from 1983 until 1984 and as a labor operator at U.S. Steel Corporation from 1986 until 1987. The Tolberts will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1321.

--Johnny Lee Williams ofAlabama, a plumber and laborer at various locations from 1966 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Williams will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1338.

--Horace Young ofIllinois, a lab tech, mechanic, laborer, salesman and supervisor at various locations throughoutIllinois,Ohio andMichigan from 1946 until 1988, claims bilateral pleural plaques. Young will be represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1315.

--James E. Young ofOhio, the owner of a trucking business from 1995 until 2001, an equipment operator from 1950 until 1994, an insulation remover and replacer, a shadetree mechanic and a residential construction worker from the 1970s until 1979, claims mesothelioma. Young will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1327.

--Mary A. Zueck ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Charles A. Zueck, developed colon cancer after his work as a pipefitter at Shell Oil Company from 1952 until 1986. Mary A. Zueck will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1323.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

23 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyDec. 7-11
12/22/2009 8:56 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 23 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Dec. 7 through Dec. 11.

The following complaints were filed:

--Perry M. and Rose Marie Allard of Oregon claim Perry M. Allarddeveloped mesothelioma after his work as a machine gunner in the U.S. Guard from 1938 until 1939, as a laborer at Remington Rand in Portland in 1939, as a patternmaker in theU.S. Navy from 1940 until 1946, as a patternmaker in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1946 until 1952, as a patternmaker for Consolidated Vultee Aircraft in 1952, as a carpenter and maintenance worker for Western Foundry from 1952 until 1953, as a patternmaker for Northwest Marine Iron Works from 1953 until 1960, as a patternmaker for Dependable Pattern Works from 1960 until 1961 and as a patternmaker for Northwest Pattern Works from 1962 until 1987. The Allards will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1334.

--Douglas and Margie Berger ofTexas claim Douglas Berger developed mesothelioma after his work at Shell Oil Company from 1948 until 1986 and at Brown and Root from 1962 until 1963. The Browns will be represented by Allyson M. Romani. Ross D. Stomel of Shrader and Associates inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1345.

--Emily Cradic ofTennessee claims her recently deceased husband, Carl W. Cradic, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, heavy equipment operator, pipe layer and home remodeler at various locations from 1958 until 1979. Emily Cradic will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1316.

--Sandra DeMott ofMichigan claims her recently deceased mother, Rose Simmons, developed mesothelioma after her work as a home construction worker from the 1950s until the 1970s and as a coremaker and relief person from 1946 until 1971. DeMott will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve as counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1326.

--Willie Eberle ofMissouri claims his recently deceased wife, Meldon Eberle, developed asbestosis after her work as a laborer, miner and painter at various locations from 1942 until 1977. Willie Eberle will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1335.

--Arlene Hardin ofOhio claims her recently deceased husband, Alby Ray Hardin, developed lung cancer after his work as a boiler tender, laborer and home remodeler at various locations from 1944 until 1979. Arlene Hardin will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1339.

--Jeffrey Holderfield ofAlabama claims his recently deceased wife, Bobbie Holderfield, developed lung cancer after her work as a laborer and home remodeler at various locations from 1974 until 1979. Jeffrey Holderfield will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1336.

--Claude J. and Donith Kling of Louisiana claim Claude J. Kling developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1955, as a plumber's helper from 1956 until 1957, as a pipefitter helper at Dow Chemical, as an operator for Ormet Corporation from 1958 until 1991 and as a member of the Steel Workers and Pipefitter's Local from 1953 until his retirement in 1991. The Klings will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1322.

--Martha Kuhlman ofAlaska claims the recently deceased Franklin Swindledeveloped lung cancer after his work as a labor operator at Reynolds Metals Company from 1963 until 1991 and as a member of theU.S. Navy from 1958 until 1962. Kuhlman will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1320.

--Denise Maxwell ofFlorida claims her recently deceased husband, Stephen Maxwell, developed Mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, mechanic and supervisor at various locations throughout theUnited States includingIllinois from 1966 until 2008. Denise Maxwell will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1325.

--Robert Taylor and Laura Lynne McDonald of Georgia claim Robert McDonald developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer for LaGrange Ready Mix in 1985, as a machine operator for Milliken and Co. in 1986, as a laborer for Freeman Construction from 1986 until 1987, as a laborer for Brown Steel from 1987 until 1989, as a laborer for Owens Pressure Washing from 1989 until 1992 and as a laborer and supervisor for Utility Service Co. from 1992 until 2004. The McDonalds will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1333.

--Donald Noe of Illinois, a worker at Pharmacia Corporation formerly known as Monsanto Company from 1961 until 1994, claims lung cancer. Noe will be represented by Michael R. Bilbrey, Timothy P. Hulla, James R. Stever, Robert B. Ramsey and Michael V. Oltmann of the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey in Glen Carbon. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1330.

--Larry O'Neil Jr. ofFlorida, a laborer and welder at various locations from 1949 until 1979, claims lung cancer. O'Neil will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1318.

--John R. Peterman ofMissouri, an assembly line worker and laborer at various locations from 1960 until 1979, claims colon cancer. Peterman will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1317.

--Richard Pierce ofWisconsin claims his recently deceased uncle, Allen Pierce, developed lung cancer after his work as a boatswain's mate, carpenter, laborer, mechanic and home remodeler at various locations from 1951 until 1979. Richard Pierce will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1340.

--Mary Rivera ofCalifornia, a laborer and home remodeler at various locations from 1953 until 1979, claims mesothelioma. Rivera will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1337.

--Charles Schroeder ofConnecticut, a machinist, foreman, florist and laborer at various locations from 1932 until 1986, claims mesothelioma. Schroeder will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn and Christopher J. Levy of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1341.

--Ernie Spencer ofKentucky, a laborer and science teacher at various locations throughout theUnited States includingIllinois from 1946 until 1992, claims mesothelioma. Spencer will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1324.

--Jonathan and Cammi Tolbert of Alabama claim Jonathan Tolbert developed lung cancer after his work as a labor operator for Stockholm Valves and Fitting from 1964 until 1965, as a self-employed construction worker from 1966 until 1971, as a construction worker for Prichard Construction from 1972 until 1973, as a welder at Pullman Standard from 1974 until 1980, as a construction worker at Jones Construction from 1983 until 1984 and as a labor operator at U.S. Steel Corporation from 1986 until 1987. The Tolberts will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1321.

--Johnny Lee Williams ofAlabama, a plumber and laborer at various locations from 1966 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Williams will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1338.

--Horace Young ofIllinois, a lab tech, mechanic, laborer, salesman and supervisor at various locations throughoutIllinois,Ohio andMichigan from 1946 until 1988, claims bilateral pleural plaques. Young will be represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1315.

--James E. Young ofOhio, the owner of a trucking business from 1995 until 2001, an equipment operator from 1950 until 1994, an insulation remover and replacer, a shadetree mechanic and a residential construction worker from the 1970s until 1979, claims mesothelioma. Young will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1327.

--Mary A. Zueck ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Charles A. Zueck, developed colon cancer after his work as a pipefitter at Shell Oil Company from 1952 until 1986. Mary A. Zueck will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1323.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Six asbestos cases filed Jan. 4-8 in Madison County
1/19/2010 11:43 AM By Kelly Holleran

yA total of six new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Jan. 4 through Jan. 8.

The following complaints were filed:

--William and Joyce Anderson ofArizona claims William Anderson developed mesothelioma after his work as an insulator at various locations from 1952 until 1979. TheAndersons will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-17.

--John and Mary Callahan ofAlabama claim John Callahandeveloped lung cancer after his work in theU.S. Navy from 1944 until 1946, as a steelworker and carpenter at Republic Steel from 1955 until 1956 and as a steelworker and carpenter at USXF and USXE from 1957 until 1982. The Callahans will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-08.

--Carl and Ellen Filus ofMichigan claim Carl Filus developed lung cancer after his work as a member of the U.S. Army from 1971 until 1973, as a brake assembler at Chevy Gear and Axle from 1969 until 1970, as a laborer at Metal Coat from 1973 until 1975 and as a service representative from 1976 until 2006. The Filuses will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-2.

--James M. Follis ofSouth Carolina claims his recently deceased father, John S. Follis, developed mesothelioma after his work as a manufacturer of roof tiles for CertainTeed in 1946 and as a millworker and electrician for Nabisco from 1946 until 1982, according to the complaint. John S. Follis was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who worked as a laborer, according to the complaint. James M. Follis will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-6.

--William M. Keller of Ohio claims his recently deceased father, William Keller, developed mesothelioma after his work as an HVAC maintenance worker at Rockwell International from 1961 until 1969, as a mechanic at Wasserstrom and Sons and as a building superintendent at Ohio Medical Indemnity from the 1970s until 1989. According to the complaint, William Keller also performed a lot of automobile maintenance work and worked around drywall and shingles. William M. Keller will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-09.

--Philip and Linda Paffel ofWisconsin claim Philip Paffel developed mesothelioma after his work as a cook, assembly line worker, laborer and separator at various locations from 1980 until now. Philip Paffel was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who worked as a mechanic at American Motors from 1955 until 1977, according to the complaint. The Paffels will be represented by Nicholas J. Angelides of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton.MadisonCounty Cihttp://www.madisonrecord.com/news/224172-six-asbestos-cases-filed-jan.-4-8-in-madison-county rcuit Court case number: 10-L-5.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Exposure – Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuit

16 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyOct. 26-30
11/12/2009 8:21 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 16 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Oct. 26 through Oct. 30.

The following complaints were filed:

--Glenn E. and Betty J. Bowers of Ohio claim Glenn E. Bowers developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1953 as a lineman, as a kilnsitter for American Vitrified from 1947 until 1960 and as a molder and foreman for Insul Co. and Exochem Corporation from 1960 until 1993. The Bowers will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1155.

--Linda Bryan ofNorth Carolina claims her recently deceased husband, Ashley Bryan, developed mesothelioma after his work as a clerk and inspector at various locations from 1955 until 1996. Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton will be representing Linda Bryan. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1146.

--Henry Chambers ofKentucky, a laborer and latherer at various locations from 1961 until 1979, claims colon cancer. Chamber will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1152.

--Donna Marie Cloud ofMissouri alleges she developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, who worked at Brownville Paper Company, and through her sister, who worked at New York Air Brake. Cloud will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1162.

--Bernard A. Davis ofNew Jersey, a laborer and truck driver at various locations from 1964 until 1979, claims lung cancer.Davis will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1150.

--Christopher and Desiree Dupuis ofLouisiana claim Christopher Dupuis developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, pipefitter's helper, electrician's helper, assembly line worker and shipfitter at various locations throughoutIllinois andLouisiana from 1985 until now. Christopher Dupuis was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father who worked at a fertilizer company from 1974 until 1994, according to the complaint. The Dupuis will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1139.

--Leo Faneuf Jr. of Florida, an engineer with theU.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946, an engineer at the Western Electric Plant from 1946 until 1948, an engineer at the Ruberoid Plant from 1948 until 1950, an engineer with theU.S. Navy from 1950 until 1952, an engineer at the Ruberoid Plant from 1952 until 1959, a plant engineer at the Ruberoid Plant from 1959 until 1962, a plant engineer at the Ruberoid Plant in Alabama from 1962 until 1965, a plant engineer at the Ruberoid Plant in Illinois from 1965 until 1968, a plant manager at the Ruberoid Plant from 1968 until 1969 and a regional manager at the Ruberoid Plant from 1969 until 1971,claims mesothelioma. Faneuf will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1161.

--Deborah Gilchrist ofPennsylvania claims her recently deceased father, Joseph Oliveri, developed lung cancer after his work as a sheet metal worker and welder at various locations inIllinois from 1947 until 1975. Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1147.

--Kay Greene ofCalifornia, a teacher at various locations from 1954 until 1959, claims mesothelioma. Greene will be represented by Robert Philips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1153.

--William Halley claims his recently deceased mother, Mary Halley, developed mesothelioma after her work as a seamstress at various locations throughoutIllinois andMissouri from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Mary Halley was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a maintenance man for the St. Louis Board of Education from 1960 until 1967, according to the complaint. William Halley will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1159.

--Alice Isoline ofIllinois claims the recently deceased Bill Isoline developed lung cancer after his work as a boilermaker from 1964 until 1993 at various locations inIllinois andIndiana. Alice Isoline will be represented by Michael R. Bilbrey and James R. Stever of the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey in Glen Carbon. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1142.

--William G. and Jean McQuaig of Tennessee claim William G. McQuaig developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1952 until 1956, as a part-time electrician from 1956 until 1960, as an engineer technical reports writer at Colbert Steam Plant from 1961 until 1963, as an engineer technical reports writer at Bull Run Steam Plant from 1963 until 1967, as an engineer technical reports writer at Paradise Steam Plant from 1967 until 1970, as an engineer technical reports writer at Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant from 1970 until 1973, as a technical editor and writer at Tennessee Valley Authority from 1973 until 1985, as a specifications writer at Lockwood Green Architectural and Engineering Firm from 1985 until 1987, as a nuclear procedures editor from 1987 until 1988, as a safety analysis reports editor from 1988 until 1998 and as a technical writer and editor from 1998 until 1999. The McQuaigs will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1160.

--John Henry Rinier Jr. and Miriam Ann Kreider-Rinier ofPennsylvania claim John Henry Rinier Jr. developed malignant mesothelioma after his work as a boiler tender in the United States Navy from 1958 until 1964. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing them. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1143.

--Joyce Schreur ofCalifornia claims her recently deceased husband, Robert Schreur, developed mesothelioma after his work as a messenger, laborer and teacher at various locations throughoutIllinois,New York,New Jersey andCalifornia from 1950 until 1990. Robert Schreur was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who worked as a laborer from the 1930s until the 1980s, according to the complaint. Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1148.

--Robert Squzert of Indiana, a laborer and steelworker at various locations from 1955 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Squzert will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1151.

--Donna Vileta ofArkansas claims her recently deceased brother, Charles Cameron, developed lung cancer after his work as a pipefitter and home remodeler at various locations from 1955 until 1979. Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1149.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits

15 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyOct. 19-23
11/10/2009 7:24 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 15 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Oct. 19 through Oct. 23.

The following complaints were filed:

--Ann M. Bailey ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Robert E. Bailey, developed lung cancer after his work with the Steamfitters Local 429 from 1950 until 1990. Ann M. Bailey will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1138.

--Judith Bonfield of Indiana, a clerk, secretary, travel agent and administrative assistant at various locations from 1964 until 2001, claims mesothelioma. Bonfield will be represented by Randy S. Cohn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1123.

--Shirley Foley claims she should be entitled to file a lawsuit on behalf of her recently deceased husband, C.L. Foley, who had a right to pursue an asbestos claim. Shirley Foley will be represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1109.

--Ellen and James Girt ofOregon claim Ellen Girt developed mesothelioma after her work as a bookkeeper at various locations from 1978 until 2005. Ellen Girt was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her spouse, who worked as a logger, laborer, pilot and farmer at various locations from 1968 until now. The Girts will be represented by Amy E. Garrett and W. Brent Copple of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1111.

--Samantha Gordon claims the recently deceased Ralph T. Mallory Jr.developed mesothelioma after his work as a pipefitter and welder in theU.S. Navy from 1958 until 1968, as a power and construction worker from 1968 until 1972, as a construction superintendent at Voss International from 1972 until 1975, as a construction superintendent for Coke Battery from 1975 until 1977 and as a construction worker and plumber from 1988 until 1991. Gordon will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville.

--Edmundo Gutierrez ofCalifornia, a clerk, assembler and parts and shipping clerk at various locations throughoutCalifornia from 1972 until 1996, claims mesothelioma. Gutierrez will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn and Christopher J. Levy of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1122.

--Densic Hayes Jr. ofLouisiana claims his recently deceased father, Densic Hayes Sr., developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, cook and dietician at various locations throughoutLouisiana andCalifornia from 1956 until 2009. Densic Hayes Jr. will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn and John P. Wagner of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1132.

--Floyd Hicks Jr. and Earline Hicks of Kentucky claim Floyd Hicks Jr. developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer for General Motors from 1959 until 1989. The Hicks will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1137.

--Jeanette Moorman ofOregon, claims her recently deceased husband, Wilfred Moorman, developed mesothelioma after his work as a concrete worker, pipefitter, welder and coal carrier from 1942 until 1978. Jeanette Moorman will be represented Myles L. Epperson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd of East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1124.

--Eddie Patterson of Illinois, a painter at Chrysler from 1964 until 1967, a helper at Gray Iron Foundry from 1969 until 1970, an assembly line worker at J.I. Case from 1970 until 1972, a forklift driver from 1972 until 1986 and a home remodeler, claims lung cancer. Patterson will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1110.

--Charles E. Schmidt ofMaryland alleges Lurecia M. Schmidt died from mesothelioma after working as a service worker at theUniversity ofMiami. Charles E. Schmidt will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1118.

--Raymond Strickland ofMississippi claims his recently deceased wife, Lillian Strickland, developed mesothelioma after she was exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as an insulator at various locations from 1948 until 1979. Raymond Strickland will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1116.

--Elaine Taylor-Tyler claims her recently deceased father, Dave Tyler, developed lung cancer after his work around asbestos fibers. Taylor-Tyler will be represented by Amy E. Garrett and W. Brent Copple of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1136.

--Krystyna Wolek ofIllinois claims her recently deceased uncle, Frank Balwierz, developed mesothelioma after his work as a machinist at various locations from 1964 until 1994. Wolek will be represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1117.

--Lois Yates ofVirginia claims her recently deceased husband, Johnny Yates, Sr., developed mesothelioma after his work as a coal shooter, penner operator, gas attendant and mechanic at various locations throughoutVirginia. Lois Yates will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn and John P. Wagner of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1133.

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United States Navy – Asbestos Veterans – New Asbestos Cases

15 new asbestos cases filed Oct. 12-16
10/26/2009 12:13 PM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 15 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Oct. 12 through Oct. 16.

The following complaints were filed:

--Martha A. Barrett ofAlabama claims the recently deceased Doyle H. Barrett developed mesothelioma after his work as a silk screen maker, printer, material handler, technician, packer, assembler, insulator, drywaller, dockworker and driver. Martha A. Barrett will be represented by Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1102.

--Gordon and Judith Belcher ofTexas claim Gordon Belcherdeveloped lung cancer after his work as a member of theUnited States Navy from 1945 until 1964 and as a boiler inspector at Cumy Commercial Union, Indian Insurance Company, Cummin Froster U.S. Fire, Home Insurance Company, Factory Mutual and American General from 1965 until the 1990s. The Belchers will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1100.

--Patricia Broadfoot ofMissouri claims her recently deceased husband, Darmon Broadfoot, developed pleural plaques after his work as a laborer, miner and driller at various locations from 1946 until 1979. Patricia Broadfoot will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1086.

--Tywana M. Dantzler ofLouisiana claims her recently deceased father, Bobbyn Dantzler, developed lung cancer after his work as a welder and home remodeler at various locations from 1972 until 1979. Dantzler will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1091.

--Albert Dorgan ofMassachusetts, an insulator and police officer at various locations from 1951 until 1981, claims mesothelioma. Dorgan will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1095.

--L.J. Hilson ofIllinois, a laborer and operator at variouslocation from 1973 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Hilson will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1089.

--Catherine Hupp ofWest Virginia claims her recently deceased husband, Billy D. Hupp, developed lung cancer after his work as a tank operator and home remodeler from 1955 until 1979. Catherine Hupp will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1093.

--Jesse E. Miller Jr. ofMissouri claims his recently deceased father, Jesse Miller, developed asbestosis after his work as a laborer at various locations from 1957 until 1979. Jesse E. Miller Jr. will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1087.

--Kathleen Laramie ofMissouri, a worker at various locations from 1990 until now, claims mesothelioma.Laramie will be represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1101.

--Fred E. Nelson ofIllinois, a painter and drywall applicator from 1954 until 1987, a painter at General Electric from 1955 until 1978, a painter at the General Motors Foundry in the 1950s and a painter at Quaker Oats in the 1970s, claims mesothelioma. Nelson will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, W. Casey Harris and M. Clay Fostel of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1084.

--Ambus Pearson ofIllinois, a maintenance technician and home remodeler at various locations from 1970 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Pearson will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1092.

--Michael and Jennifer Pikaart ofMichigan claim Michael Pikaart developed mesothelioma after his work as a farm hand, laborer, manager, seaman and factory worker from 1978 until now. Michael Pikaart was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, Floyd Pikaart, who worked as a mechanic at a farm tractor and implement dealership, according to the complaint. The Pikaarts will be represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1085.

--Sharon Sale and Paula Sarno ofCalifornia claim their recently deceased father, Lloyd Sale, developed mesothelioma after his work as a telecommunications installer at various locations from 1953 until 1979.Sale and Sarno will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1088.

--Elmer Wallace claims his recently deceased wife, Audrey Wallace, developed mesothelioma after her work as a laborer at various locations from 1940 until 1950. Audrey Wallace was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a fork lift driver and truck dispatcher at various locations from 1957 until 1972, according to the complaint. Elmer Wallace will be represented by Robert Phillips and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1090.

--James L. and Leone A. Wallace claim James L. Wallace developed mesothelioma after he worked around asbestos fibers. The Wallaces will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1083.

--William Watson, a member of the United States Navy from 1943 until 1946, a stocker at the General Electric Company from 1952 until 1957 and an automobile mechanic from 1957 until 1980, claims mesothelioma. Watson will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1094.

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United States Navy – Asbestos Trades – New Asbestos Cases

15 new asbestos cases filed Oct. 12-16
10/26/2009 12:13 PM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 15 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Oct. 12 through Oct. 16.

The following complaints were filed:

--Martha A. Barrett ofAlabama claims the recently deceased Doyle H. Barrett developed mesothelioma after his work as a silk screen maker, printer, material handler, technician, packer, assembler, insulator, drywaller, dockworker and driver. Martha A. Barrett will be represented by Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1102.

--Gordon and Judith Belcher ofTexas claim Gordon Belcherdeveloped lung cancer after his work as a member of theUnited States Navy from 1945 until 1964 and as a boiler inspector at Cumy Commercial Union, Indian Insurance Company, Cummin Froster U.S. Fire, Home Insurance Company, Factory Mutual and American General from 1965 until the 1990s. The Belchers will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1100.

--Patricia Broadfoot ofMissouri claims her recently deceased husband, Darmon Broadfoot, developed pleural plaques after his work as a laborer, miner and driller at various locations from 1946 until 1979. Patricia Broadfoot will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1086.

--Tywana M. Dantzler ofLouisiana claims her recently deceased father, Bobbyn Dantzler, developed lung cancer after his work as a welder and home remodeler at various locations from 1972 until 1979. Dantzler will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1091.

--Albert Dorgan ofMassachusetts, an insulator and police officer at various locations from 1951 until 1981, claims mesothelioma. Dorgan will be represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1095.

--L.J. Hilson ofIllinois, a laborer and operator at variouslocation from 1973 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Hilson will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1089.

--Catherine Hupp ofWest Virginia claims her recently deceased husband, Billy D. Hupp, developed lung cancer after his work as a tank operator and home remodeler from 1955 until 1979. Catherine Hupp will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1093.

--Jesse E. Miller Jr. ofMissouri claims his recently deceased father, Jesse Miller, developed asbestosis after his work as a laborer at various locations from 1957 until 1979. Jesse E. Miller Jr. will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1087.

--Kathleen Laramie ofMissouri, a worker at various locations from 1990 until now, claims mesothelioma.Laramie will be represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1101.

--Fred E. Nelson ofIllinois, a painter and drywall applicator from 1954 until 1987, a painter at General Electric from 1955 until 1978, a painter at the General Motors Foundry in the 1950s and a painter at Quaker Oats in the 1970s, claims mesothelioma. Nelson will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, W. Casey Harris and M. Clay Fostel of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1084.

--Ambus Pearson ofIllinois, a maintenance technician and home remodeler at various locations from 1970 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Pearson will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1092.

--Michael and Jennifer Pikaart ofMichigan claim Michael Pikaart developed mesothelioma after his work as a farm hand, laborer, manager, seaman and factory worker from 1978 until now. Michael Pikaart was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, Floyd Pikaart, who worked as a mechanic at a farm tractor and implement dealership, according to the complaint. The Pikaarts will be represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1085.

--Sharon Sale and Paula Sarno ofCalifornia claim their recently deceased father, Lloyd Sale, developed mesothelioma after his work as a telecommunications installer at various locations from 1953 until 1979.Sale and Sarno will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1088.

--Elmer Wallace claims his recently deceased wife, Audrey Wallace, developed mesothelioma after her work as a laborer at various locations from 1940 until 1950. Audrey Wallace was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a fork lift driver and truck dispatcher at various locations from 1957 until 1972, according to the complaint. Elmer Wallace will be represented by Robert Phillips and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1090.

--James L. and Leone A. Wallace claim James L. Wallace developed mesothelioma after he worked around asbestos fibers. The Wallaces will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1083.

--William Watson, a member of theUnited States Navy from 1943 until 1946, a stocker at the General Electric Company from 1952 until 1957 and an automobile mechanic from 1957 until 1980,claims mesothelioma. Watson will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1094.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Exposure – Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawsuits 

16 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountySept. 21-25
10/9/2009 2:23 PM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 16 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Sept. 21 through Sept. 25.

The following complaints were filed:

--Mary Bertrand ofOntario alleges the recently deceased Robert Bertrand developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and insulator at various locations throughoutIllinois andCanada from 1969 until 2008. Mary Bertrand will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and David J. Page of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1003.

--Robert and Isabelle Bullock ofOhio claim Robert Bullock developed mesothelioma after his work as a teacher, minister, bus driver, toll booth operator and self-employed operator of various camps and resorts throughoutIllinois,Missouri,Pennsylvania andNew York from 1950 until 2005. The Bullocks will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. and Ryan J. Kiwala of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1004.

--Walter Cain, a member of the U.S. Navy from 1967 until 1971 and from 1975 and 1977 and a worker at various other jobs until 2007, claims mesothelioma. Cain will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1017.

--Bruce Klabunde ofNorth Dakota claims his recently deceased mother, Elizabeth Klabunde, developed mesothelioma after her work as a receptionist and home remodeler at various locations from 1970 until 1979. Bruce Klabunde will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1011.

--Gerald and Kathleen LaBathe ofTexas claim Gerald LaBathe developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the U.S. Army in 1951 and in the National Guard from 1954 until 1974. Gerald LaBathe was also a member of the Asbestos Workers' Local 34 and worked in numerous refineries and chemical plants, according to the complaint. The LaBathes will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1018.

--Dolores Molloy ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Joseph Molloy, developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician and mechanic at various locations from 1948 until 1985. Dolores Molloy will be represented by Nate Mudd of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1025.

--Fabian Moyano claims his recently deceased father, Guillermo Moyano, developed mesothelioma after his work as a superintendent from 1970 until 1979. Fabian Moyano will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1010.

--Dexter Napier of Georgia, a laborer at various locations from 1961 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Napier will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1012.

--Donald Pattison claims recently deceased Arthella Pattison developed mesothelioma after her work atSt. Johns and Orvid-Elsie schools. She was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, Reo Ivan Pattison, who worked as a press operator. Donald Pattison will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Andrew J. Balcer of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1026.

--Adriana M. Perez of Florida, a laborer at ABC Print Shop in Miami from 1964 until 1979, a laborer at Haiti from 1964 until 1968, an office worker at Nikki Lu in the 1980s and a secretary at a doctor's office in 1985, claims mesothelioma. Perez claims she was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a maintenance worker at a foundry, according to the complaint. Perez will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1002.

--Richard W. and Geraldine F. Reeves of Indiana claim Richard W. Reevesdeveloped mesothelioma after his work as a seaman in theU.S. Navy from 1955 until 1958, as a bill collector for various credit and accounting firms from 1958 until 1970 and as a boilermaker for various employees through the international Boilermaker Union from 1970 until 1995. Richard W. Reeves was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who was a millwright for various employers from 1947 until 1955, according to the complaint. Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing the Reeves. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenberg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1005.

--Ella D. Ridout of Texas claims her recently deceased husband, Thomas G. Ridout, developed lung cancer after his work as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1971 until 1973, as an iron worker, welder and crane operator for various construction companies from 1974 until 1994, as a general foreman for Martin K. Eby from 1994 until 1995, as a general foreman for H.B. Zachry from 1995 until 2001, as a superintendent for Wanzek Construction from 2005 until 2006 and as a general foreman and general superintendent for Fluor. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1006.

--Anne M. Schmuhl ofOhio claims her recently deceased father, Julius M. Storti, developed mesothelioma after his work with Transformer Engineering Corp. from 1943 until 2006. Schmuhl will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1014.

--Danielle Taurmina ofNew York claims her recently deceased stepfather, Mario Bosio, developed mesothelioma after his work as a civil engineer and a home remodeler at various locations from 1978 until 1979. Taurmina will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1013.

--Maurice Wintermann ofIllinois, a boilermaker, janitor and laborer at various locations from 1950 until 1990, claims mesothelioma. Wintermann will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Neilson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1009.

--John J. Worthen of Illinois, a bricklayer for Worthen Brick Construction Company from 1971 until 1976, a bricklayer for Coppers in 1974, a bricklayer for Ser-Steel from 1976 until 1977 and a bricklayer for National Steel and US Steel from 1977 until now, claims lung cancer. Worthen will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1015.

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U.S. Army – Asbestos Veterans– Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawsuits 

16 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountySept. 21-25
10/9/2009 2:23 PM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 16 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Sept. 21 through Sept. 25.

The following complaints were filed:

--Mary Bertrand ofOntario alleges the recently deceased Robert Bertrand developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and insulator at various locations throughoutIllinois andCanada from 1969 until 2008. Mary Bertrand will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and David J. Page of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1003.

--Robert and Isabelle Bullock ofOhio claim Robert Bullock developed mesothelioma after his work as a teacher, minister, bus driver, toll booth operator and self-employed operator of various camps and resorts throughoutIllinois,Missouri,Pennsylvania andNew York from 1950 until 2005. The Bullocks will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. and Ryan J. Kiwala of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1004.

--Walter Cain, a member of the U.S. Navy from 1967 until 1971 and from 1975 and 1977 and a worker at various other jobs until 2007, claims mesothelioma. Cain will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1017.

--Bruce Klabunde ofNorth Dakota claims his recently deceased mother, Elizabeth Klabunde, developed mesothelioma after her work as a receptionist and home remodeler at various locations from 1970 until 1979. Bruce Klabunde will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1011.

--Gerald and Kathleen LaBathe ofTexas claim Gerald LaBathedeveloped mesothelioma after his work as a member of theU.S. Army in 1951 and in the National Guard from 1954 until 1974. Gerald LaBathe was also a member of the Asbestos Workers' Local 34 and worked in numerous refineries and chemical plants, according to the complaint. The LaBathes will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1018.

--Dolores Molloy ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Joseph Molloy, developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician and mechanic at various locations from 1948 until 1985. Dolores Molloy will be represented by Nate Mudd of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1025.

--Fabian Moyano claims his recently deceased father, Guillermo Moyano, developed mesothelioma after his work as a superintendent from 1970 until 1979. Fabian Moyano will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1010.

--Dexter Napier of Georgia, a laborer at various locations from 1961 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Napier will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1012.

--Donald Pattison claims recently deceased Arthella Pattison developed mesothelioma after her work atSt. Johns and Orvid-Elsie schools. She was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, Reo Ivan Pattison, who worked as a press operator. Donald Pattison will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Andrew J. Balcer of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1026.

--Adriana M. Perez of Florida, a laborer at ABC Print Shop in Miami from 1964 until 1979, a laborer at Haiti from 1964 until 1968, an office worker at Nikki Lu in the 1980s and a secretary at a doctor's office in 1985, claims mesothelioma. Perez claims she was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a maintenance worker at a foundry, according to the complaint. Perez will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1002.

--Richard W. and Geraldine F. Reeves of Indiana claim Richard W. Reeves developed mesothelioma after his work as a seaman in the U.S. Navy from 1955 until 1958, as a bill collector for various credit and accounting firms from 1958 until 1970 and as a boilermaker for various employees through the international Boilermaker Union from 1970 until 1995. Richard W. Reeves was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who was a millwright for various employers from 1947 until 1955, according to the complaint. Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing the Reeves. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenberg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1005.

--Ella D. Ridout of Texas claims her recently deceased husband, Thomas G. Ridout, developed lung cancer after his work as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1971 until 1973, as an iron worker, welder and crane operator for various construction companies from 1974 until 1994, as a general foreman for Martin K. Eby from 1994 until 1995, as a general foreman for H.B. Zachry from 1995 until 2001, as a superintendent for Wanzek Construction from 2005 until 2006 and as a general foreman and general superintendent for Fluor. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1006.

--Anne M. Schmuhl ofOhio claims her recently deceased father, Julius M. Storti, developed mesothelioma after his work with Transformer Engineering Corp. from 1943 until 2006. Schmuhl will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1014.

--Danielle Taurmina ofNew York claims her recently deceased stepfather, Mario Bosio, developed mesothelioma after his work as a civil engineer and a home remodeler at various locations from 1978 until 1979. Taurmina will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1013.

--Maurice Wintermann ofIllinois, a boilermaker, janitor and laborer at various locations from 1950 until 1990, claims mesothelioma. Wintermann will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Neilson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1009.

--John J. Worthen of Illinois, a bricklayer for Worthen Brick Construction Company from 1971 until 1976, a bricklayer for Coppers in 1974, a bricklayer for Ser-Steel from 1976 until 1977 and a bricklayer for National Steel and US Steel from 1977 until now, claims lung cancer. Worthen will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1015.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Cases Filed

15 more asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyAug. 31-Sept. 4
9/16/2009 1:13 PM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 15 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Aug. 31 through Sept. 4.

The following complaints were filed:

--Eddie R. Bryan of Georgia, a member of theU.S. Navy from 1967 until 1969, a car porter from 1969 until 1971, a laborer on Atlanta Dairies in 1971, a laborer at Lanthern Machinery from 1972 until 1973, a salesman at WW Grainger from 1973 until 1978, a driver at Marta Bus from 1978 until 1989 and a laborer at Pilgrim Mat Service from 1989 until present,claims mesothelioma.Bryan claims he was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his ex-wife who worked as a secretary at Georgia Pacific from 1986 until 1989, through his father who worked in a hardware store and through his stepfather who was a salesman at Bynum Paint Company, according to the complaint.Bryan is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-898.

--Mary E. Burnette of Illinois claims her recently deceased brother, James A. Hobbs, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and electrician from 1968 until the mid 1970s, as a mechanic in 1972 and as a construction laborer from 1970 until 1973. Burnette will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenberg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-915.

--Rudolph W. and Opal E. Card of Nevada claim Rudolph Card developed mesothelioma after his work as a warehouseman refurbishing Jeeps from 1949 until 1950, as a truck and railroad maintenance worker from 1950 until 1952, as a truck driver from 1952 until 1953, as a garbage man from 1953 until 1954, as a maintenance and clean-up worker in 1955, as a boiler plant operator from 1955 until 1970, as a painter and sandblaster from 1970 until 1973, as a roustabout and general helper from 1972 until 1988, as a shadetree mechanic from the 1950s until the 1980s and as a backhoe operator in 1988. The Cards are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-929.

--Richard L. and Sylvia Collins ofIllinois claim Richard L. Collins developed mesothelioma after his work as an accountant at the John Deere plant from 1965 until 1992. The Collinsare represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-930.

--Justin A. Derrico ofOhio, a cook, salesman, maintenance worker, art teacher and ceramic artist at various locations from 1957 until now, claims mesothelioma. Derrico will be represented by Myles L. Epperson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-911.

--Lee Marion and Elizabeth Cline of Arkansas claim Lee Marion Cline developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, machinist and lathe operator at Wagstaff Engineering from 1963 until 1976, as a laborer and machinist at Cut Master from 1970 until 1972, as a machinist for Cominco American from 1978 until 1979, as a mechanic and supervisor at Abba Dabba from 1972 until 1974 and as a business representative for the International Association of Machinist Local 86 from 1979 until 1983. The Clines are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, C. Taylor Campbell, J.D. McMullen, William H. Barfield and Aaron Plumlee of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-899.

--Burnadette Fuwell ofMissouri alleges her recently deceased husband, Buford R. Fuwell, developed mesothelioma after his work as a pipefitter, automobile mechanic and carpenter at various locations from 1947 until 1982. Burnadette Fuwell will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-906.

--Edward Garrugus of Indiana, a laborer, administrator, fabricator, carpenter and auto salesman at various locations throughoutIllinois,Indiana,Michigan andCalifornia from 1954 until 1989, alleges mesothelioma. Garrugus will be represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-927.

--Walter O. Gosnell Jr. and Barbara Morgan Gosnell of Tennessee allege Walter O. Gosnell Jr. developed mesothelioma after his work as a machinist mate and engine room operator for the U.S. Navy from 1965 through 1969, as a medical technician at Margaret Pardee Hospital from 1974 through 1975, as a medical technician and serology supervisor for the University of Tennessee from 1975 until 1976 and as a medical technician and microbiology supervisor at Morristown Hamblen Hospital from 1977 until 2000. The Gosnells are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, C. Taylor Campbell, J.D. McMullen, William H. Barfield and Aaron Plumlee of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-900.

--Devereux Josephs ofColorado claims mesothelioma after his work as a management trainee, in financial analysis and controller of Industrial Insulations Division and Pipe Division from 1947 until 1983. Josephs will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn, Perry J. Browder and John A. Barnerd of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-926.

--Debora Mitchell of Virginia claims her recently deceased father, William Mitchell, developed mesothelioma after his work as a boilerman and inspector at various locations throughoutIllinois and theUnited States from 1945 until 1995. Debora Mitchell will be represented by Randy S. Cohn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-924.

--James Palella ofNew Hampshire alleges his recently deceased wife, Frances Palella, developed mesothelioma after she was secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as an auto mechanic helper from 1948 until 1950 and as a mortgage broker from 1981 until 1988. James Palella also performed brake and clutch work on his own vehicle from 1960 until 1980 and did remodeling work during the 1950s and 1960s on the Palellas' home inBrooklyn,N.Y., according to the complaint. The Palellas are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-897.

--William R. Whitby Jr. and Shirley A. Whitby of Virginia allege William R. Whitby Jr. developed mesothelioma after his work as a millwright at Silvania Industrial Corporation from 1920 until 1950, as a millwright at Hercules Powder Factory from 1931 until 1950, as a furnace worker from 1955 until 1995, as an engine and boiler room worker from 1951 until 1955 and as a shade tree mechanic from the 1950s until 1990. TheWhitbyare represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-928.

--Michael D. Wiedmer ofNorth Dakota claims his recently deceased father, Norman Wiedmer, developed lung cancer after his work as an operator at various locations from 1961 until 1979. Michael Wiedmer will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-917.

--Guy and Annette Wilkerson ofTennessee allege Guy Wilkersondeveloped mesothelioma after his work as a seaman in theU.S. Navy from 1946 until 1947, as a laborer at various locations from 1947 until 1953, as a worker at Fuller Brush in 1953 until 1960 and as a minister beginning in 1960. The Wilkersons are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-923.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans –Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuit

10 new asbestos case filed Aug. 3-7
8/24/2009 11:27 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 10 newasbestos lawsuits were filed inMadisonCounty during the week of Aug. 3 through Aug. 7.

The following claims were filed:

--David DeSante ofRhode Island claims his recently deceased mother, Anna DeSante, developed mesothelioma after her job as a factory worker for Westminster Jewelry, Cable Electric, Coro Jewelry, Spiedel, Monet Jewelry, O'Connell and Carpenter and Imperial Knife. Anna DeSante was also secondarily exposed to asbestos through her husband who worked as a warehouseman, forklift operator and laborer for Foxboro Terminals from 1969 until 1994, according to the complaint. DeSante is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-826.

--Mary Eades ofTexas claims her recently deceased son, Charles Gaffey, died after he developed mesothelioma after his work as a porter at Litsinger Motors and after helping his uncle remodel his home during the 1970s. Mary Eades claims her son was also secondarily exposed to asbestos through his grandfather who worked in steel mills in southChicago. Eades is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-825.

--Robert Gragg, who worked at Bakers Quarry in 1956, as an apprentice carpenter at DuPont in 1957, as a petty officer in theU.S. Navy between 1957 and 1962, served aboard the U.S.S. Stribling DD between 1958 and 1960 and the U.S.S. Dyers DDS between 1960 and 1962, at Dean White Construction in 1962 cleaning up hoses after fires and general labor, for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company from 1962 until 1998 as a factory worker and general janitorial worker,claims mesothelioma. Gragg is represented by James F. Kelly and Jeffrey A.J. Millar of Brent Coon and Associates inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-820.

--Teresa M. Lawlor ofFlorida claims Clara L. Fisk died after developing mesothelioma from her work in maintenance for bowling alleys and Goodwill stores. Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-819.

--Hollis and Paula Lee ofIndiana claim Hollis Lee developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic and painter from 1969 until now. The Lees are represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-823.

--Richard Lemire ofTexas claims Albert Lemiredied after developing mesothelioma from his work as a laborer and store clerk while in theUnited States Navy. Richard Lemire is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-802.

--Elizabeth S. Love ofMassachusetts claims Helen F. Shelley died after developing mesothelioma from her work as a school teacher. Love is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-818.

--Hubert L. and Sharon Paul of Alabama claim Hubert L. Paul developed mesothelioma after his work as a machinist helper for Mobile Ship Repair in 1956, as an employee for Alabama States Docks in 1957, as an employee for International Paper Company from 1958 until 1959, as a firefighter in 1959, as a member of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force from 1963 until 1969 and as a firefighter from his discharge until 1992. The Pauls are represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-822.

--Stanley Stevens of Indiana claims his recently deceased wife, Sarah Stevens, died after developing mesothelioma after her work as a dental assistant and x-ray technician at various locations from 1969 until 2002. Stanley Stevens is represented by Shane F. Hampton, Paul M. Dix and Courtney Harashe Gregory of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-824.

--Gary D. Trommell, an employee at Dairy Queen and the Miller Plant Farm Nursery, an employee at the Kelsey Hayes Company, a mobile home brake manufacturer on the assemblyline from 1973 until 1977 and ateacher, coach, athletic director and principal from 1977 through 2009,claims peritoneal mesothelioma. Trommell will be represented by James F. Kelly and Jeffrey A.J. Millar of Brent Coon and Associates inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-821.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Nine new asbestos cases filed Aug. 10-14
8/24/2009 1:30 PM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of nine new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Aug. 10 through Aug. 14.

The following complaints were filed:

--Mary Balthasar ofIowa, a bookkeeper and office manager in 1980 and from 1986 until 1992, claims mesothelioma. Balthasar was also exposed to asbestos through her family members, who performed home remodeling projects and worked on cars, according to the complaint. Balthasar is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Andrew J. Balcer of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-833.

--Rowland Deems ofNebraska, an electrician at Union Pacific Railroad from 1946 until 1952 and from 1954 until 1964, a member of theU.S. Navy from 1952 until 1964 and an outside salesman for Omaha Compound from 1969 until 1996,claims mesothelioma. Deems is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-832.

--Charles and Mary Sue Denning ofLouisiana claim Charles Denningdeveloped mesothelioma after his work as a member of theU.S. Navy from 1952 until 1956 and as a research scientist from 1966 until 1992 at Behr Laboratories. The Dennings are represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-831.

--Donald and Margaret Hybels ofMichigan claim Donald Hybels developed mesothelioma after serving in the U.S. Army from 1944 until 1946. Donald Hybels also began working as an electrician in 1946 and worked at Muskegan Electric, Moore Electrical Service, Rowen and Blair Electric Company and Hybels Electric Service, according to the complaint. The Hybels are represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-837.

--Mary and Stephen Monasmith ofArizona claim Mary Monasmith developed mesothelioma after her work as an office manager from 1994 until 2008. Mary Monasmith was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her family members, according to the complaint. The Monasmiths are represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-834.

--J.C. Morrow ofOklahoma, a laborer, insurance salesman and compositer at various locations throughoutOklahoma,Kansas,Arkansas,California,Washington,Alaska andHawaii from 1950 until 1992, claims mesothelioma. Morrow is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-828.

--Julie Rockingham ofIllinois claims Addist Rockingham died after developing mesothelioma. Addist Rockingham was exposed to asbestos after his work as a steelworker for more than 30 years and as a member of the Army, according to the complaint. Julie Rockingham is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-835.

--Tawny and Keith Stetzel claim Tawny Stetzel developed mesothelioma after her work as a medical lab technician from 1987 until 2009. The Stetzels are represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-830.

--Ronald E. Wilson and Alice Malone-Wilson ofArizona claim Ronald E. Wilsondeveloped colon cancer after serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 until 1958 and theU.S. Navy from 1958 until 1984. Ronald Wilson was also a merchant seaman from 1985 until 1988, according to the complaint. TheWilsons are represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-836.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Trades –Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuit

11 asbestos claims filed July 13-17 inMadisonCounty
7/22/2009 1:54 PM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 11 new asbestos lawsuits were filed inMadisonCounty during the week of July 13 through July 17.

The following claims were filed:

--Barbara R. Brobst ofPennsylvania claims her recently deceased husband, Ernest F. Brobst, developed mesothelioma after he served in the U.S. Air Force in 1948 and after his work as a home remodeler from 1947 until 1994. Barbara R. Brobst is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-728.

--Jesse W. and Mollie Clements claim Jesse Clements developed mesothelioma after his work as a furnace installer at Red Boyer in 1945, as a carpenter's helper and carpenter from 1947 until 1956, as a missionary and social worker at various private churches from 1957 until 1976, as a missionary and social worker performing home construction and repair work from 1977 until 1981, as a maintenance and carpentry man from 1983 until 1985, as a carpenter for a non-profit center from 1985 until 2003 and as a home remodeler and repairman for his home from 1958 until 1962 and from 1977 until 1978. Jesse W. Carpenter was also secondarily exposed to asbestos through his father, who worked as a pumpman at Shell Oil Refinery from 1934 until 1948. The Clements are represented by Randi L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenburg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-740.

--Fred L. Hall Sr. and Betty D. Hall of South Carolina claim Fred L. Hall Sr.developed mesothelioma after serving in theU.S. Navy from 1946 until 1949 and after working at the Charleston Naval Shipyard from 1952 until 1964 and at the Naval Weapons Station from 1964 until 1970. Hall is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-730.

--Daniel Haun ofTennessee, a mechanic, laborer and exterminator at various locations from 1973 until 2009, claims mesothelioma. Haun is represented by Brian J. Cooke of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-727.

--Curtis and Alice Hines ofIndiana claim Curtis Hines developed mesothelioma after his work as a janitor from 1960 until 1962 and from 1979 until 1983 and as a boatswain's mate at various locations. The Hinesare represented by Donald M. Flack of Flack Law Office inWoodRiver. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-738.

--Mary J. Hultgren ofFlorida claims her recently deceased husband, Roy C. Hultgren, developed mesothelioma after his work as a machine operator, carpenter's apprentice, carpenter and contractor at various locations throughoutIllinois andFlorida. Mary J. Hultgren is represented by T. Barton French Jr. and Jackalyn A. Olinger of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-729.

--Wilbert and Joyce Jones of Missouri claim Wilbert Jones developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer in Jeanerette, La., from 1960 until 1964, as a laborer for Blue Line Chemical Company and Switzer Candy Company from 1964 until 1966 and as a laborer at Independent Packing House from 1966 until 1970 and at Anheuser-Busch Brewery from 1970 until 2001. The Jonesare represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-731.

--Thomas and Virginia Kersting ofMissouri allege Thomas Kersting developed mesothelioma after his work as a sheet metal worker at various locations in 1953 and from 1959 until 1996. The Kerstings are represented by John A. Barnerd of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-735.

--Orville and Sylvia Mueth ofIllinois allege Orville Mueth developed esophageal cancer after his work as a manager, electrician and plumber at various locations from 1942 until 1996. The Mueths are represented by Christopher R. Guinn and Christopher J. Levy of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-733.

--Charles W. Welden Jr. ofAlabama, a sheetrock and drywall installer from the early 1970s until now, a carpenter from 1972 until 1977, a brake worker during the 1970s and 1980s and an airport mechanic from 1979 until 1987, claims mesothelioma. Welden is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-739.

--Joshua J. Wise of Illinois claims a recently deceased man, Eddy Lee Grady, developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer at International Vermiculite Co. from 1965 until 1969, as a butcher at Girard Meat Locker from 1966 until 1968, as a carpenter at Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad from 1969 until 1970, as a carpenter at National Homes from 1972 until 1974, as a laborer at Hulcher Train Wrecking from 1973 until 1974 and as a laborer for Springfield Plastics from 1975 until 1976. Wise is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-732.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans –Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuit

11 asbestos claims filed July 13-17 inMadisonCounty
7/22/2009 1:54 PM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 11 newasbestos lawsuits were filed inMadisonCounty during the week of July 13 through July 17.

The following claims were filed:

--Barbara R. Brobst ofPennsylvania claims her recently deceased husband, Ernest F. Brobst, developed mesothelioma after he served in the U.S. Air Force in 1948 and after his work as a home remodeler from 1947 until 1994. Barbara R. Brobst is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-728.

--Jesse W. and Mollie Clements claim Jesse Clements developed mesothelioma after his work as a furnace installer at Red Boyer in 1945, as a carpenter's helper and carpenter from 1947 until 1956, as a missionary and social worker at various private churches from 1957 until 1976, as a missionary and social worker performing home construction and repair work from 1977 until 1981, as a maintenance and carpentry man from 1983 until 1985, as a carpenter for a non-profit center from 1985 until 2003 and as a home remodeler and repairman for his home from 1958 until 1962 and from 1977 until 1978. Jesse W. Carpenter was also secondarily exposed to asbestos through his father, who worked as a pumpman at Shell Oil Refinery from 1934 until 1948. The Clements are represented by Randi L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenburg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-740.

--Fred L. Hall Sr. and Betty D. Hall of South Carolina claim Fred L. Hall Sr.developed mesothelioma after serving in theU.S. Navy from 1946 until 1949 and after working at the Charleston Naval Shipyard from 1952 until 1964 and at the Naval Weapons Station from 1964 until 1970. Hall is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-730.

--Daniel Haun ofTennessee, a mechanic, laborer and exterminator at various locations from 1973 until 2009, claims mesothelioma. Haun is represented by Brian J. Cooke of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-727.

--Curtis and Alice Hines ofIndiana claim Curtis Hines developed mesothelioma after his work as a janitor from 1960 until 1962 and from 1979 until 1983 and as a boatswain's mate at various locations. The Hinesare represented by Donald M. Flack of Flack Law Office inWoodRiver. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-738.

--Mary J. Hultgren ofFlorida claims her recently deceased husband, Roy C. Hultgren, developed mesothelioma after his work as a machine operator, carpenter's apprentice, carpenter and contractor at various locations throughoutIllinois andFlorida. Mary J. Hultgren is represented by T. Barton French Jr. and Jackalyn A. Olinger of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-729.

--Wilbert and Joyce Jones of Missouri claim Wilbert Jones developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer in Jeanerette, La., from 1960 until 1964, as a laborer for Blue Line Chemical Company and Switzer Candy Company from 1964 until 1966 and as a laborer at Independent Packing House from 1966 until 1970 and at Anheuser-Busch Brewery from 1970 until 2001. The Jonesare represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-731.

--Thomas and Virginia Kersting ofMissouri allege Thomas Kersting developed mesothelioma after his work as a sheet metal worker at various locations in 1953 and from 1959 until 1996. The Kerstings are represented by John A. Barnerd of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-735.

--Orville and Sylvia Mueth ofIllinois allege Orville Mueth developed esophageal cancer after his work as a manager, electrician and plumber at various locations from 1942 until 1996. The Mueths are represented by Christopher R. Guinn and Christopher J. Levy of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-733.

--Charles W. Welden Jr. ofAlabama, a sheetrock and drywall installer from the early 1970s until now, a carpenter from 1972 until 1977, a brake worker during the 1970s and 1980s and an airport mechanic from 1979 until 1987, claims mesothelioma. Welden is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-739.

--Joshua J. Wise of Illinois claims a recently deceased man, Eddy Lee Grady, developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer at International Vermiculite Co. from 1965 until 1969, as a butcher at Girard Meat Locker from 1966 until 1968, as a carpenter at Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad from 1969 until 1970, as a carpenter at National Homes from 1972 until 1974, as a laborer at Hulcher Train Wrecking from 1973 until 1974 and as a laborer for Springfield Plastics from 1975 until 1976. Wise is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-732.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits

10 new asbestos cases filed between June 15-19
7/9/2009 10:38 AM By KellyHolleran 

A total of 10 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of June 15 through June 19.

The following complaints were filed:

--Harry F. Anderson, who served in theU.S. Navy from 1960 until 1964, claims hedevelopedmesothelioma.Anderson says he also worked as a punch press operator and welder from 1964 until 1966.Anderson is represented by James F. Kelly and Jeffrey A.J. Millar of Brent Coon and Associates inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-645.

--SidDeinema ofIllinois, a mechanic, laborer, bricklayer and operator at various locations throughoutIllinois andIndiana from 1964 until 2009, claimsmesothelioma.Deinema is represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix ofSimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-648.

--Rick Dins of Wisconsin claims his recently deceased father, Rudy Dins, developedmesothelioma after his work as a gunner's mate for six months at the end of World War II and as a laborer and carpenter until his retirement in 1984. Rick Dins is represented by Randy L.Gori and Barry Julian ofGori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-647.

--James Heal and Helen Heal claim James Heal developedmesothelioma after his work as a shoe worker, service station attendant, printer, member of the United States Navy and electrician at various locations inIllinois,California,Rhode Island andArizona. The Heals are represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-635.

--Jimmy Martin Sr. and Theresa Lynn Martin claims Jimmy Martin Sr. developedmesothelioma after his work as a pipefitter, boilermaker and welder from 1975 until 1985. Jimmy Martin Sr. says he also performed home remodeling jobs and automotive brake jobs in the 1970s. The Martins are represented by Randy L.Gori ofGori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, W. Casey Harris and M. ClayFostel of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-634.

--George Edward Nichols and Susan Jane Nichols claim George Edward Nichols developedmesothelioma after his work as a laborer from 1963 until 1966 and a crane operator from 1967 until 2007. Randy L.Gori ofGori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing the Nichols. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, C. Taylor Campbell, J.D. McMullen and William H. Barfield of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-640.

--Barbara Jean Olson ofMinnesota claims her recently deceased husband, Clarence R. Olson, developed lung cancer after his work as a pipefitter from 1966 until 2006. TheOlsons are represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller,Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-638.

--DwayneSchlecht and ShirleySchlecht ofColorado claim DwayneSchlecht developedmesothelioma after his work as a sheet metal worker from 1949 until 1996. TheSchlechts are represented by Nicholas J.Angelides, Melissa C.Schopfes and Taylor L. Kerns ofSimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-630.

--Betty White ofOklahoma claims her recently deceased husband, Neil White, developedmesothelioma after his work as a mechanic, electrician, operator, laborer and heavy equipment operator at various locations throughoutIllinois andOklahoma. White is represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix ofSimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-639.

--David L.Woolwine and Penny S.Woolwine ofIndiana claim David L.Woolwine developedmesothelioma after his work as a service station worker and foundry worker from 1961 until 1992. TheWoolwines are represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-644.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuit

11 new asbestos cases filed May 25-29 inMadisonCounty
6/12/2009 7:55 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 11 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of May 25 through May 29.

The following complaints were filed:

--Robert K. Anderson Sr. and Terri Anderson of Wisconsin claim Robert K. Anderson developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer at C.R. Meyers and Youg's in the 1980s, as an insulator at Combustion Engineer in 1967, as an insulator at Taylor Insulation in 1968 and as a cable splicer at Solarus from 1969 until 1999. TheAndersons are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-532.

--Patricia L. Duncan claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Charles Duncan, who worked from 1953 until 1980 as a carpenter and millwright at various locations. Patricia L. Duncan is represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-555.

--Annette Jarvis ofKansas claims her recently deceased husband, Richard J. Jarvis,developed lung cancer after serving in theU.S. Navy and working as a laborer at Union Pacific Railroad. Annette Jarvis is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-539.

--Rosalee Klataske of Missouri claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased father, Billy Lee Fast, a farmhand and factory worker at various locations from 1957 until 1976. Klataske is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-536.

--Mary E. Lemberger claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Jerome Lemberger, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1940 until 1946 as an electrician's mate and who worked as an electrical engineer at various locations from 1946 until 1982. Mary E. Lemberger is represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-l-533.

--Vincenzo LoGrasso ofCalifornia, a cook, chef, kitchen helper and restaurant owner/operator at various locations from 1968 until 2004, claims mesothelioma. LoGrasso is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-535.

--James Lombardi, a home builder, refrigerator and furnace cleaner, carpenter, box car cleaner and mechanic from 1960 until the 1980s, claims mesothelioma. Lombardi says he was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who worked as an open hearth, grinder and chipper from 1925 until 1955. Lombardi is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenberg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget Baragona and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will be representing him. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-549.

--Carlyle Pietro ofPennsylvania, an auto service man, carpenter, painter, laborer, shipping department clerk, foreman, sailor and storekeeper in the U.S. Navy from 1957 until 2000, claims mesothelioma. Pietro is represented by T. Barton French Jr. and Nate Mudd of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-548.

--Jason Smith ofTennessee claims his recently deceased father, Clayton Smith, developed mesothelioma after his work as an insurance and medical claims adjustor at various locations throughIllinois,Arizona,Iowa,California andTennessee from 1965 until 2000. Smith is represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of SimmonsCooper in
East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-545.

--Robert G. Swaim ofArkansas, a fabricator, tester and analyzer from 1971 until 1975, claims mesothelioma. Swaim says he was also secondarily exposed to asbestos through his father, who worked as acarman from 1952 until 1961 and at various service stations from the late 1960s through the mid 1980s, and his mother, who worked at AT&T from 1966 until the late 1990s. Swaim is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-538.

--Larry Williams ofIllinois, an auto mechanic, forklift operator, line worker, machinist, industrial/auto repairman and laborer at various locations throughoutIllinois from 1964 through 2009, claims mesothelioma. Williams is represented by T. Barton French Jr. and Nate Mudd of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-537.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

16 new asbestos cases filed May 18-22 inMadisonCounty
6/12/2009 7:00 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 16 newasbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of May 18 through May 22.

The following claims were filed:

--Mary E. Anderson ofMissouri, a cleaning crew member aboard the USS Admiralcruise ship from 1961 until 1963 and a nurses aide at theMissouriPacificRailroadHospital from 1962 until 1976, claims mesothelioma.Anderson says she was also exposed to asbestos fibers secondarily through her husband, who worked from 1966 until 1996 as a molder for Granite City Steel.Anderson is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-520.

--Robbie J. Dempsey claims her recently deceased husband, Clyde D. Dempsey, developed mesothelioma after his work as a pipefitter and plumber beginning in 1957. Robbie J. Dempsey is represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-512.

--Victor Lee and Priscella Dillbeck ofArizona claim Victor Lee Dillbeck developed mesothelioma after his work as an apprentice, machinist and millwright from 1962 until 2005. Victor Lee Dillbeck says he also was a member of the Local 448 Carpenter/Millwright Union for 31 years. The Dillbecks are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court casenumber : 09-L-531.

--Jacob L. and Doris Fullmer ofIndiana claim Jacob L. Fullmerdeveloped mesothelioma after his work as a hand sander, in theU.S. Navy, material handler, bottler and steamfitter from 1955 until 1993. The Fullmers are represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-521.

--Bobby Haley ofArizona, mechanic, laborer, millwright and truck driver from 1956 until now, claims mesothelioma. Haley is represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-502.

--Clarence and JoAnne Haskell claim Clarence Haskell developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, operator and finisher, parts manager and purchaser, salesman, owner, operator, distributor and carpenter from 1955 until 1992. The Haswells are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenburg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget Baragona and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-509.

--Elizabeth Marshall ofKentucky alleges her recently deceased husband, Thomas Marshall, developed asbestosis and bilateral pleural plaques after his work as an assistant unit operator, unit operator, assistant shift engineer and shift engineer at various locations from 1952 until 1998. Elizabeth Marshall is represented by Christopher R. Guinn, Christopher J. Levy, Perry J. Browder and John A. Barnerd of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-519.

--William Z. McClintock ofOhio, who served in the U.S. Army from 1973 until 1975 and worked for Soil Conservation Service, Brown Insulation,GoodyearTruckTireCenter, MTD, Graber Metal Works,McClintock Energy, Johnson Controls World Services and Ohio Professional Energy Consortium from 1975 until present, claims mesothelioma. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing him. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-514.

--Wilfred L. Miller of Virginia, a laborer, lineman, foreman and self-employed mechanic from the 1950s until 2000, claims mesothelioma. Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton will be representing him. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-528.

--Phyllis A. and John Nelson ofIndiana claim Phyllis A. Nelson developed mesothelioma after her work as a laborer at Westinghouse Electric Supply and as a teacher atHomesteadHigh School from 1953 until 2009. Phyllis A. Nelson was also secondarily exposed to asbestos through her brother, Bill, who worked as a laborer from 1946 until 1965, and through her other brother, Frank, who worked as a laborer from 1946 until 1953, according to the complaint. Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing them. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-530.

--Dorathea R. and Joe L. Pierce claim Dorathea R. Pierce developed lung cancer after her work as a supervisor within the Vanity Fair Intimates textile manufacturing plant from 1966 until 2002. She also worked as a sales associate for Marvin's Building Materials from 2004 until 2008, according to the complaint. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing them. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-259.

--Barbara Pratt claims her recently deceased father, Clifford Richardson, developed mesothelioma after his work as a floor tile layer and carpenter at various locations from 1945 until 1987. Pratt is represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-511.

--Shirley Mae Roach ofTexas claims her recently deceased husband, William Albert Roach, developed mesothelioma after his work in the airman first class, at the March and Travis Air Force Bases and at Wedron Silica. Shirley Mae Roach claims her husband also worked as a plant manager and at R&R Construction from 1968 until 1988. Shirley Mae Roach is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-506.

--Alan Steinberg ofTexas claims his recently deceased father, Robert Steinberg, developed mesothelioma after his work at various locations throughout theUnited States from 1955 until 2003. Steinberg is represented by Randy S. Cohn of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-503.

--Charles J. Turner ofAlabama claims his recently deceased father, Charles B. Turner, developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic, plasterer and logger at various locations throughoutIllinois,Alabama andMississippi from 1964 until 2008. Charles J. Turner is represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-504.

--Gwen Watts claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Virgil L. Watts, who worked as a pipefitter and plumber at various locations throughoutIllinois beginning in 1939. Virgil L. Watts also worked for the United States Navy from 1942 until 1945, according to the complaint. Gwen Watts will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-513.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

16 new asbestos cases filed May 18-22 inMadisonCounty
6/12/2009 7:00 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 16 newasbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of May 18 through May 22.

The following claims were filed:

--Mary E. Anderson ofMissouri, a cleaning crew member aboard the USS Admiralcruise ship from 1961 until 1963 and a nurses aide at theMissouriPacificRailroadHospital from 1962 until 1976, claims mesothelioma.Anderson says she was also exposed to asbestos fibers secondarily through her husband, who worked from 1966 until 1996 as a molder for Granite City Steel.Anderson is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-520.

--Robbie J. Dempsey claims her recently deceased husband, Clyde D. Dempsey, developed mesothelioma after his work as a pipefitter and plumber beginning in 1957. Robbie J. Dempsey is represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-512.

--Victor Lee and Priscella Dillbeck ofArizona claim Victor Lee Dillbeck developed mesothelioma after his work as an apprentice, machinist and millwright from 1962 until 2005. Victor Lee Dillbeck says he also was a member of the Local 448 Carpenter/Millwright Union for 31 years. The Dillbecks are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court casenumber : 09-L-531.

--Jacob L. and Doris Fullmer ofIndiana claim Jacob L. Fullmer developed mesothelioma after his work as a hand sander, in theU.S. Navy, material handler, bottler and steamfitter from 1955 until 1993. The Fullmers are represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-521.

--Bobby Haley ofArizona, mechanic, laborer, millwright and truck driver from 1956 until now, claims mesothelioma. Haley is represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-502.

--Clarence and JoAnne Haskell claim Clarence Haskell developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, operator and finisher, parts manager and purchaser, salesman, owner, operator, distributor and carpenter from 1955 until 1992. The Haswells are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenburg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget Baragona and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-509.

--Elizabeth Marshall ofKentucky alleges her recently deceased husband, Thomas Marshall, developed asbestosis and bilateral pleural plaques after his work as an assistant unit operator, unit operator, assistant shift engineer and shift engineer at various locations from 1952 until 1998. Elizabeth Marshall is represented by Christopher R. Guinn, Christopher J. Levy, Perry J. Browder and John A. Barnerd of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-519.

--William Z. McClintock ofOhio, who served in the U.S. Army from 1973 until 1975 and worked for Soil Conservation Service, Brown Insulation,GoodyearTruckTireCenter, MTD, Graber Metal Works,McClintock Energy, Johnson Controls World Services and Ohio Professional Energy Consortium from 1975 until present, claims mesothelioma. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing him. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-514.

--Wilfred L. Miller of Virginia, a laborer, lineman, foreman and self-employed mechanic from the 1950s until 2000, claims mesothelioma. Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton will be representing him. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-528.

--Phyllis A. and John Nelson ofIndiana claim Phyllis A. Nelson developed mesothelioma after her work as a laborer at Westinghouse Electric Supply and as a teacher atHomesteadHigh School from 1953 until 2009. Phyllis A. Nelson was also secondarily exposed to asbestos through her brother, Bill, who worked as a laborer from 1946 until 1965, and through her other brother, Frank, who worked as a laborer from 1946 until 1953, according to the complaint. Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing them. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-530.

--Dorathea R. and Joe L. Pierce claim Dorathea R. Pierce developed lung cancer after her work as a supervisor within the Vanity Fair Intimates textile manufacturing plant from 1966 until 2002. She also worked as a sales associate for Marvin's Building Materials from 2004 until 2008, according to the complaint. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing them. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-259.

--Barbara Pratt claims her recently deceased father, Clifford Richardson, developed mesothelioma after his work as a floor tile layer and carpenter at various locations from 1945 until 1987. Pratt is represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-511.

--Shirley Mae Roach ofTexas claims her recently deceased husband, William Albert Roach, developed mesothelioma after his work in the airman first class, at the March and Travis Air Force Bases and at Wedron Silica. Shirley Mae Roach claims her husband also worked as a plant manager and at R&R Construction from 1968 until 1988. Shirley Mae Roach is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-506.

--Alan Steinberg ofTexas claims his recently deceased father, Robert Steinberg, developed mesothelioma after his work at various locations throughout theUnited States from 1955 until 2003. Steinberg is represented by Randy S. Cohn of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-503.

--Charles J. Turner ofAlabama claims his recently deceased father, Charles B. Turner, developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic, plasterer and logger at various locations throughoutIllinois,Alabama andMississippi from 1964 until 2008. Charles J. Turner is represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-504.

--Gwen Wattsclaims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Virgil L. Watts, who worked as a pipefitter and plumber at various locations throughoutIllinois beginning in 1939. Virgil L. Watts also worked for theUnited States Navy from 1942 until 1945, according to the complaint. Gwen Watts will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-513.

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U.S. Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

22 new asbestos claims filed inMadisonCountyApril 27-May 1
5/13/2009 4:23 PM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 22 new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of April 27 through May 1.

The following claims were filed:

--Gerard Abbott ofMinnesota, a laborer, quality control manager, concrete finisher, block layer, maintenance worker, restaurant manager, home renovator and real estate agent at various locations from 1966 until 2007, claims lung cancer. Abbott is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-439.

--Harold L. and Peggy Austin ofArkansas claim Harold L. Austin developed lung cancer after his work from 1958 until 1992 as a foreman at Industrial Insulation. TheAustins are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-435.

--Gary and Theresa Brown ofIndiana claim Gary Brown developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer, truck driver and UPS driver at various locations throughoutIndiana andOhio from the 1950s until 1994. The Browns are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-436.

--Giulio and Leonarda Cardella ofArizona claim Giulio Cardella developed mesothelioma after his work from 1968 until 1992 for Mormino andSonsGardenCenter, theCounty ofMaricopa comptroller and GC Plumbing. The Cardellas are represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and David J. Page of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-434.

--Charles and Mariam Carver claim Charles Carver developed mesothelioma after his work for Globe American Corporation,U.S. Navy and Chrysler Corporation from 1941 until 1976. The Carvers are represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint, David J. page and Andrew J. Balcer of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-433.

--Joe Castle of Kentucky claims his recently deceased wife, Mary Castle, died of mesothelioma. He says she came into contact with asbestos fibers through clothing he would wear home from his work as a carpenter, strip miner and laborer at various locations throughoutKentucky. Joe Castle is represented by Christopher R. Guinn, Christopher J. Levy, Perry J. Browder and John A. Barnerd of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-430.

--Nileen Copeman ofMichigan, a waitress and laborer from 1970 until 2004, claims mesothelioma. Copeman says she was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked from 1958 until 2004 as a laborer, assembly worker, owner and operator. Her father, who worked as a lineman and division forestry supervisor from 1944 until 1976, would also bring asbestos fibers home on his clothing, according to the complaint. Copeman is represented by Nicholas J. Angelides of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-445.

--Walter Counts of Missouri, a laborer, truck and tractor driver, supply motor operator and hoist operator at various locations throughoutIllinois andMissouri from 1957 until 1988 claims mesothelioma.Counts is represented by Amy E. Garrett and Sean M. Keane of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-452.

--Judith Ann Crum claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Don Lewis Crum, who worked as a machinist, forestman, maintenance personnel, Wal-Mart greeter, drywaller and roofer from 1960 until 2008. Judith Ann Crum says her deceased husband was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, Alfred Crum. Judith Ann Crum is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-448.

--Gary Dithmart ofIowa, a laborer from 1951 until 1978, claims colon cancer. Dithmart is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-442.

--Sue Dyer ofMinnesota claims her recently deceased husband, Steven Dyer, developed lung cancer after his work from 1965 until 2005 as a maintenance worker, installer, heavy equipment operator, metal framer, cabinet assembler and fireman at various locations. Sue Dyer is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-428.

--Delois Fleming ofTennessee claims her recently deceased son, Christopher Fleming, developed mesothelioma after his work as a clerk, driver and laborer from 1994 until 2008. Delois Fleming says her son was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who worked from 1977 until 1999 as a lab worker at Bridgestone/Firestone. Delois Fleming is represented by Amy E. Garrett, W. Brent Copple and Sean M. Keane of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-449.

--Leonard and Joyce Marie Jansen claim Leonard Jansen developed malignant mesothelioma after his work repairing AC and heating systems and replacing gaskets and serviced circulating pumps on cooling towers. He also says he worked on residential gravity sections used to heat homes and on gas-fired or forced air furnaces and helped to construct Drury Hotels from the 1960s until the 1980s. The Jansens are represented by Donald M. Flack of Flack Law Office inWoodRiver. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-427.

--John W. Johnson ofTexas, a laborer, grinder and maintenance man from 1965 until 1997, claims lung cancer. Johnson says he was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his father and brother who worked at Tyler Pipe. Johnson is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number:09-L-447.

--Ronald Mitchem Sr. and Karen Mitchem claim Ronald Mitchem Sr. developed mesothelioma after his work performing various jobs within the core room of the foundry, performing final inspections of finished tanks, working as a maintenance supervisor, performing auto mechanic work and performing residential construction work from 1980 through the 1990s. The Mitchems are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court number: 09-L-441.

--Geraldine Novack ofMassachusetts, a seamstress and cashier from 1935 until 1983 claims mesothelioma. Novack also says she was exposed to asbestos fibers through her family member, Anthony Novack, who worked from 1935 until 1958 as a stove assembly supervisor. Geraldine Novack is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-438.

--David Rees ofIllinois, a mechanic, laborer, service worker and coal miner, from 1952 until 1999, claims mesothelioma. Rees is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-446.

--Franklin Speckman ofOhio, a furnace tender, mechanical engineer, aerospace technology equipment designer, tool designer and plant manager from 1946 until 1980, claims mesothelioma. Speckman is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCoooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-444.

--Tives Staten ofKentucky, a furniture deliveryman, laborer, mechanic, construction worker, welder and industrial press setter at various locations throughoutCalifornia,Michigan andFlorida from 1977 until 1998, claims mesothelioma. Staten is represented by Christopher R. Guinn, Christopher J. Levy, Perry J. Browder and John A. Barnerd of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-431.

--Larry Stewart claims mesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased mother, Lora Stewart, who worked from 1958 until 1967 as a welder at various locations. She was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her relative, William Stewart, who worked from 1947 until 1982 as a heating and air conditioning technician and sheet metal worker at various locations, according to the complaint. Larry Stewart is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-437.

--Carol Stout ofMissouri claims her recently deceased husband, Carlos Stout, developed lung cancer after his work at Perfection Bakeries from 1942 until 1942, in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1947 and on the annealing furnace in 1948. Carol Stout says her husband also worked as a carpenter's helper in 1943, a laborer in 1947, assembler from 1948 until 1952 and trim repairman from 1952 until 1972. Carol Stout is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 009-L-429.

--Iris E. Williams ofMichigan, a teacher from 1968 until 1999, claims mesothelioma. Williams says she was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, who worked at Dodge Main inDetroit, and through her ex-husband. Williams is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-443.

--Joseph and Lorraine Wozniak of Nevada claim Joseph Wozniak developed mesothelioma after his work as a molder's helper, infantryman, operator, mail carrier, quality control and superintendent of operations at various locations throughoutIllinois from 1938 until 1985. The Wozniaks are represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-432.

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U. S. Navy Serviceman – Asbestos Veterans – $12.1 Million Mesothelioma Award

U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate Awarded $12.1M in 1960s Asbestos-Exposure Case

 

LOS ANGELES - May 11, 2009 - AnLA County jury has awarded$12.1 million to a U.S. Navy serviceman who was exposed to asbestos during a single tour of duty in the early 1960s.

The plaintiff in the case is Charles H.Cundiff, a 66-year-old retiredtruck driver who is terminally ill withmalignant pleuralmesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an insidious disease with asingel known cause: asbestos exposure. Mr.Cundiff's exposure occurred during his time as amachinist's mate aboard theUSS Kitty Hawk from 1962 to 1966.

 

The verdict was announced on May 6, after five days of jury deliberation. Mr.Cundiff wasawarded $10 million for pain and suffering and $506,000 in economic damages for lost wages. His wife, Glenda "Joyce"Cundiff, wasawarded $1.5 million for loss of consortium.

 

The jury foundmanufacturer John Crane, Inc. and supplier Lone Star Industries liable for both defective products and failure to warn.John Crane was assessed 5 percent liability;Lone Star was assigned 19 percent.

 

Lead trial attorney Gary M. Paul called the verdict notable, saying, "Today's verdict, right on the heels of theHaupt verdict, demonstrates that theTaylor decision does not result in justice being denied to the asbestos-exposed plaintiff. On the contrary, the jury found fault with both manufacturer and supplier, and not just for defective product, but also for failure to warn. This demonstrates that a strong case with clear product ID can extend the scope of responsibility to all vendors in the supply chain, including third parties, who knowingly provide harmful products to unsuspecting consumers."

 

The decision by theCalifornia Court of Appeal in Taylor vs.Crane Co. releases manufacturers from a duty to warn of thedangers of asbestos-containing components used in their products if those subcomponents are manufactured or supplied by a third party.

 

Mr.Cundiff was too ill to take the witness stand. His testimony was presented viadepostion, in which he detailed his work aboard theUSS Kitty Hawk during a four year tour of duty which included a nine month overhaul in thePuget Sound Naval

 

Shipyard. This work involved cleaning, repairing and replacingvalves,pumps,gaskets,packings and the use ofInsulag insulating cement in the No. 2 and No. 4engine rooms. It was dirty and dusty work that generated large amounts ofasbestos dust that he breathed with no protection.

 

The close-up work allowed him to recall product brand names stamped into the components.John Crane Inc. was among the product names he encountered. He also recalled seeing trucks with thePioneer Sand & Gravel name pulling into thePuget Sound Naval Shipyard carrying bags ofInsulag. Pioneer, a predecessor ofLone Star Industries, was a supplier ofInsulag, anindustrial insulation product used widely at the time.

 

The defense attempted to discredit Mr.Cundiff by asserting thatInsulag was not used in the overhaul of theKitty Hawk, and in fact, was not among the approved products that appeared on the Qualified Products List - or QPL - published by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). In addition, the defense claimed, hadInsulag been delivered to the site, it would not have been delivered in the manner described by Mr.Cundiff.

 

The testimony proved otherwise. During cross-examination, defense expert Thomas McCaffrey admitted that, in fact, there was noDoD Qualified Products List in existence at the time of Mr.Cundiff's service. Additionally, a rebuttal witness - who worked at theshipyard for nearly two decades and had not known Mr.Cundiff - corroborated thesailor's recollection of the manner in which theInsulag product was used, as well as deliveries toPuget Sound Naval Shipyard by Pioneer trucks.

 

WKP partner MikeArmitage commented, "Mr.Cundiff's recollection of brands and suppliers was sharp, honest, and in the end, indisputable. CharlesCundiff'sintergrity won the day. His courage and tenacity give hope to otherNavy families facing the deadly course ofmesothelioma due to asbestos exposure."

 

About Waters Kraus & Paul

Waters Kraus & Paul is the West Coast practice of Waters & Kraus, LLP - a nationally recognized plaintiffs' firm concentrating on complex product liability and personal injury/wrongful death cases,particulary asbestos-mesothelioma. In addition to toxic tort litigation, the firm's diverse practice includes pharmaceutical productliabilty, negligence, elder financial abuse, and consumer product liability, as well as qui tam (whistle-blower) and commercial litigation. With offices in California, Texas, and Maryland, Waters & Kraus has litigated cases in jurisdictions across the United States on behalf of individuals from all 50 states, as well as foreign governments.


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Navy – Asbestos Veterans – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

16 asbestos claims filed April 6-10 inMadisonCounty
4/29/2009 7:00 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 16 new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of April 6 through April 10.

The following claims were filed:

--Anthony and Carol Aemmer ofIndiana claim Anthony Aemmer developedmesotheliomaafter his work as a laborer, firefighter and oiler from 1964 until 2002. The Aemmers are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-361.

--Suzanne Allen ofGeorgia claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Gareth Allen, who worked from 1968 until 2009 as a carpenter, machinist mate, mechanic, pipefitter and plumber at various locations throughoutIllinois,Georgia,Alaska,California andColorado. Allen is represented by Randy S. Cohn of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-358.

--William Allen Sr. ofIllinois, a brick mason, paint coordinator, mechanic and general laborer at various locations throughoutIllinois from 1950 until 1998, claims mesothelioma. Allen is represented by Myles L. Epperson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-347.

--Marcel Bernier ofFlorida, a pipefitter and sheet metal worker at various locations from 1949 until 1993, claims lung cancer. Bernier is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-352.

--Betty Christian ofMichigan claims her recently deceasedhusband, Ronald Christian developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic, stock man and laborer at various locations. Betty Christian is represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-346.

--Jayme Chu ofUtah claims mesothelioma on behalf of recently deceased James S. Holloway, who was in theNavy and Air Force and who worked for the Salt Lake Sewer District, Hercules Incorporated and Sinclair Oil Corporation.Chu is represented by Michael R. Bilbrey and Timothy P. Hulla of the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-371.

--Rodney D. Halterman and Lynn Cummings claim Rodney Halterman developed mesothelioma after his work from 1971 until 2008 for Toledo Plastics, Cleveland Cliffs, Kelsey Hayes and The Oglebay Norton Company. Halterman is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-368.

--Charles Handy ofAlaska, an assistant machinist and a laborer at various locations inAlabama,Texas,Washington,Georgia,Mississippi,Louisiana andAlaska from 1940 until 1991, claims mesothelioma. Handy is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-355.

--Pamela J. and Robert Lambert Sr. ofMaryland claim Pamela J. Lambert developed lung cancer after her exposure to asbestos fibers through her husband's work as a laborer at Armco Steel from 1965 until 1993. The Lamberts are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-357.

--Glen and Lois Lewis ofIllinois claim Glen Lewis developed lung cancer after his work for the U.S. Army, NORGE, Ray Summer Appliance, Valley Steel, Lewis Plumbing and Electric, T.T. Top Drilling Co., Fedders andNorthClaySchool from 1951 until 1993. They are represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and David J. Page of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-350.

--Elizabeth Randolph ofMissouri claims lung cancer on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Samuel Lee Randolph, who worked from 1960 until 2006 as a laborer at Ford Motor Company.Randolph is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-370.

--Jack Romaker ofArizona, a laborer, mechanic, truck driver and inspector from 1943 until 1988, claims mesothelioma. Romaker is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-362.

--Donald Schaff ofWisconsin, a ratchet man, truck driver, section crew member and member of the Teamsters Local 200 from 1944 until 1989, claims mesothelioma. Schaff is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-363.

--Charles Telle ofMissouri, a laborer, mechanic, meat cutter, owner and operator of a mowing operation and auto salvage yard and brush cutter at various locations throughoutIllinois andMissouri from 1960 until 1996, claims mesothelioma. Telle is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-367.

--Audrey and Louise Wagner ofIllinois claim Audrey Wagner developed mesothelioma after his work as a teacher and as a laborer from 1957 until 1977. The Wagners are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-356.

--Dorothy Zych of Indiana, a cashier, sales clerk, manager and receptionist from 1951 until 2009, claims mesothelioma. Zych says she was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her ex-husband who worked from 1952 until 1956 as an airplane mechanic and from 1956 until 1975 as a truck driver, according to the complaint. Her father also brought asbestos fibers home from his work at U.S. Steel in the 1940s, the suit states. Zych is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-366.

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U. S. Navy – Asbestos Exposure – $1.4 Million Mesothelioma Award

U.S. Navy Widow Awarded $1.4M in Long-Term Asbestos-Exposure Case

LOS ANGELES - April 24, 2009 - An LA County jury has awarded $1.4 million to the widow of a careerU.S. Navy serviceman whodevelopedmesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure aboard naval vessels. The seaman served his entire two-decade career - from 1959 through his retirement in 1980 - as a machinist's mate.

The verdict, which awarded the family of Earl OgleHaupt, III $450,861 in economic damages, and $1.0 million for loss of consortium, was announced on April 21.

Mr.Haupt's job involved maintaining, repairing and overhauling pumps, valves and mechanical systems within naval steam propulsion systems, as well as their myriad asbestos-containing component parts aboard the USS Intrepid, USS Essex, and USSGurke. The work exposed him 8-10 hours daily over many years to massive volumes of asbestos dust in tight, unventilated quarters.

Via video deposition, Mr.Haupt recalled in sharp detail the types and brands of valves, pumps, gaskets, packing, and insulation he handled, as well as the precise processes he followed to remove, repair, and re-install equipment components aboard ship. He remembered breathing copious amounts of dust without any type of protective breathing apparatus and no knowledge that the dust was deadly, despite having read numerous instruction sheets and product manuals over the course of his career. Had he known of the hazard, he recounted, he certainly would have heeded the warning to protect his health, and ultimately, his life.

The jury found ElliottTurbomachinery Co., Inc.,Crane Co., and John Crane, Inc. liable fordefective product design.

"We're pleased for the family," said WKP attorney and lead trial counsel BrentZadorozny. "Navy asbestos-exposure cases are always challenging, but this one was especially so in light of the recentTaylor decision."

The decision by the California Court ofApeal in Taylor vs. Crane Co., handed down just last month, releases manufacturers from a duty to warn of the dangers of asbestos-containing components used in their products if those subcomponents are manufactured or supplied by a third party.

WKP partner Gary Paul explained, "Taylor letsmanufacturers off the hook for what they have known about the dangers of asbestos since the 1940s, but were reticent to share for decades with unknowing consumers."

"Even in cases where the manufacturer's product design calls specifically for an asbestos-based component, the appellate court has decided that the maker has no duty to warn the consumer of the subcomponent or its lethal effects, and can not be found negligent for that failure to warn. It's taken the concept of 'consumer beware' to a new, dangerous extreme," Mr. Paul continued.

"In the end, justice prevailed," said Mr.Zadorozny. "Mrs.Haupt is grateful to the jury for sorting through the subtleties of the law and holding these defendants accountable for her husband's devastating illness and cruel death," said Mr.Zadorozny.

Earl O.Haupt, III died in December 2006 at the age of 66, after 20 years and six months of honorable service to theNavy, and less than six months after being diagnosed with malignant pleuralmesothelioma. He and his wife were raising two young grandchildren, ages 4 and 8, at the time of his death.

About Waters Kraus & Paul

Waters Kraus & Paul is the West Coast practice of Waters & Kraus, LLP - a nationally recognized plaintiffs' firm concentrating on complexproduct liability and personal injury/wrongful death cases, particularly asbestos-mesothelioma. In addition to toxic tort litigation, the firm's diverse practice includes pharmaceutical product liability, negligence, elder financial abuse, and consumer product liability, as well as qui tam (whistle-blower) andcommercial litigation. With offices inCalifornia,Texas, andMaryland, Waters & Kraushas litigated cases in jurisdictions across

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U. S. Navy – Asbestos Exposure – $1.4 Million Mesothelioma Award

U.S. Navy Widow Awarded $1.4M in Long-Term Asbestos-Exposure Case

LOS ANGELES - April 24, 2009 - An LA County jury has awarded $1.4 million to the widow of a careerU.S. Navyserviceman who developedmesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure aboard naval vessels. The seaman served his entire two-decade career - from 1959 through his retirement in 1980 - as a machinist's mate.

The verdict, which awarded the family of Earl OgleHaupt, III $450,861 in economic damages, and $1.0 million for loss of consortium, was announced on April 21.

Mr.Haupt's job involved maintaining, repairing and overhauling pumps, valves and mechanical systems within naval steam propulsion systems, as well as their myriad asbestos-containing component parts aboard the USS Intrepid, USS Essex, and USSGurke. The work exposed him 8-10 hours daily over many years to massive volumes of asbestos dust in tight, unventilated quarters.

Via video deposition, Mr.Haupt recalled in sharp detail the types and brands of valves, pumps, gaskets, packing, and insulation he handled, as well as the precise processes he followed to remove, repair, and re-install equipment components aboard ship. He remembered breathing copious amounts of dust without any type of protective breathing apparatus and no knowledge that the dust was deadly, despite having read numerous instruction sheets and product manuals over the course of his career. Had he known of the hazard, he recounted, he certainly would have heeded the warning to protect his health, and ultimately, his life.

The jury found ElliottTurbomachinery Co., Inc.,Crane Co., and John Crane, Inc. liable fordefective product design.

"We're pleased for the family," said WKP attorney and lead trial counsel BrentZadorozny. "Navy asbestos-exposure cases are always challenging, but this one was especially so in light of the recentTaylor decision."

The decision by the California Court ofApeal in Taylor vs. Crane Co., handed down just last month, releases manufacturers from a duty to warn of the dangers of asbestos-containing components used in their products if those subcomponents are manufactured or supplied by a third party.

WKP partner Gary Paul explained, "Taylor letsmanufacturers off the hook for what they have known about the dangers of asbestos since the 1940s, but were reticent to share for decades with unknowing consumers."

"Even in cases where the manufacturer's product design calls specifically for an asbestos-based component, the appellate court has decided that the maker has no duty to warn the consumer of the subcomponent or its lethal effects, and can not be found negligent for that failure to warn. It's taken the concept of 'consumer beware' to a new, dangerous extreme," Mr. Paul continued.

"In the end, justice prevailed," said Mr.Zadorozny. "Mrs.Haupt is grateful to the jury for sorting through the subtleties of the law and holding these defendants accountable for her husband's devastating illness and cruel death," said Mr.Zadorozny.

Earl O.Haupt, III died in December 2006 at the age of 66, after 20 years and six months of honorable service to the Navy, and less than six months after being diagnosed with malignant pleuralmesothelioma. He and his wife were raising two young grandchildren, ages 4 and 8, at the time of his death.

About Waters Kraus & Paul

Waters Kraus & Paul is the West Coast practice of Waters & Kraus, LLP - a nationally recognized plaintiffs' firm concentrating on complexproduct liability and personal injury/wrongful death cases, particularly asbestos-mesothelioma. In addition to toxic tort litigation, the firm's diverse practice includes pharmaceutical product liability, negligence, elder financial abuse, and consumer product liability, as well as qui tam (whistle-blower) andcommercial litigation. With offices inCalifornia,Texas, andMaryland, Waters & Kraus has litigated cases in jurisdictions across

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Navy – Asbestos Veteran – $1.2 Million Mesothelioma Award

 

Family of Navy Shipyard Worker Who Died of Mesothelioma Awarded $1.2 Million

June 16, 2009

Relatives of aVirginia man whodied ofmesothelioma after working for two decades in aU.S. Navy shipyard have beenawarded $1.2 million by a jury.

Gerald Gray ofSuffolk County,Va. died in April 2009 at age 75 after developing the aggressive form of lung cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos, the toxic material that was widely used in insulation and countless other products. Gray’s family filed a lawsuit against five companies that manufactured or supplied products containing asbestos which caused his cancer.

In the suit, Gray’s family claimed the companies knew about problems with asbestos before the workers were exposed, but took no action to protect them.

On Monday, a jury inNewport News,Va. ordered one of the manufacturers, Illinois-based John Crane Inc., to pay $1.2 million in damages to Gray’s wife, daughter, and two sons. Four other defendants named in the suit previously settled out of court. Jurors found that Crane was 30 percent responsible for Gray’s death.

Distinguished Navy Career

Gray was once the second-highest-ranking enlisted man in the Navy and battledmesothelioma for 16 months before his death. A native ofTexas, Gray enlisted in theNavy in 1951 and became the command master chief for the Atlantic fleet, officials said.

He worked on many ship-repair projects over 20 years, including an overhaul of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the 1960s. During the course of his work, Gray was exposed to asbestos in the insulation of the ship’s engine room and other areas of the vessel.

After his retirement from the Navy, Gray became a school teacher inChesapeake. He was diagnosed in February 2008, nearly 37 years after he left the Navy. It is not unusual formesothelioma symptoms to remain undetected for many years, even decades, after the patient is first exposed to asbestos.

John Crane Inc. reportedly is considering an appeal of the jury award.

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USS Forrestal Aircraft Carrier – Asbestos Veterans – $2.59 Million Mesothelioma Jury Award

 

Jury awards $2.59m to widow

BRIDGEPORT -- Nearly $2.6 million has been awarded nearly to the wife of a former Navy firefighter fromFlorida whodied from asbestos-related cancer in 2008 by a Superior Court jury.

After a two-month trial before Judge David Tobin, the six-person jury deliberated for less than a day and a half before ordering Allis-Chalmers Corp. to pay $2,595,000 to Gail Fortier ofPort Orange,Fla. Last Thursday the award was announced.

Fortier's husband, David, died inFlorida three months shy of his 60th birthday last June 20. He suffered from mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos inhalation.

The widow's lawsuit was the first asbestos-related case to go to verdict inConnecticut in 20 years, said the plaintiff's lawyer, Christopher Meisenkothen, who works for the New Haven-based law firm Early, Ludwick, Sweeney and Strauss.

"We are pleased with the result and Mrs. Fortier is certainly pleased," Meisenkothen said.

The lawyer representing Allis-Chalmers, Jeffrey Ment, said however: "We are taking an appeal and we believe the judge made decisions ripe for appellate review."

David Fortier, who was a formerConnecticut resident, served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1972, a majority of that time as a fireman on theUSS Forrestal aircraft carrier, according to Meisenkothen. His service began two years after a devastating fire broke out aboard the ship, killing 134 sailors and injuring 161 others.

While on the ship, Fortier worked on pumps and other equipment manufactured by Allis-Chalmers, which, he said, were heavily insulated with asbestos.

Fortier wasdiagnosed with mesothelioma in October 2006, the lawyer said, and in December 2006 a lawsuit was filed.

Allis-Chalmers was once one of the world's largest manufacturer's of farm and other heavy equipment. Now theTexas headquartered company concentrates on oil field services.

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LaborerU. S. Navy – Asbestos Trades –Mesothelioma Lawsuit

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10 new asbestos cases filed Feb. 2-6
2/13/2009 3:55 PM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 10 new asbestos suits were filed inMadisonCounty during the week of Feb. 2 through Feb. 6.

The following claims were filed:

--Malcolm and Josephine Beasley claims Malcolm developedmesothelioma after his work as a production worker, shaft roller, serviceman, curved hoses worker, yarn spinner, raw material supplier, worker in the transportation department, truck driver, jointer department worker and brake and clutch worker from 1959 until 1995. The Beasleys are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock, J. Kyle Beale and Sara A. Morton of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0089.

--Helen J. Dunne-Dunajski ofMichigan, a secretary, accounting clerk and part-time bookkeeper at Paragon Oil Refinery from 1950 until 1980, claims mesothelioma. In addition to her work, Dunne-Dunajski alleges she was also exposed to asbestos fibers from 1921 until 1941 through her father, who worked asa maintenance man for a high-rise apartment building and who performed home repair and maintenance, according to the complaint. She was also exposed through her husband, Vincent Dunne, who worked as an industrial chemist from 1942 until 1956 and as industrial chemist and metallurgist from 1956 through the 1970s, the suit states. Dunne-Dunajski is represented by Elizabeh V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenbert, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0091.

--Alton Echols of Alabama, a construction laborer and carpenter, service station attendant and mechanic and brick mason at various locations throughoutAlabama from 1944 until 1987, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0079.

--Richard and Patti Gilberg ofWisconsin claim Richard developed mesothelioma after his work at a salvage yard doing derailment work and after his work at lumbar yards. Richard Gilberg was also exposed through his father who worked as a trackman and road master, according to the complaint. The Gilbergs are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0083.

--Samuel and Arolone Gurtner ofWisconsin claim Samuel developed mesothelioma after his work from 1952 until now as a laborer, sign installer, sheet metal worker, owner of Top O' The Morning and volunteer fireman. The Gurtners are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0086.

--Edwin and Evelyn Johnson of Oklahoma claim Edwin developed mesothelioma after his work from 1944 until 1946 as a laborer in the U.S. Army, from 1946 until 1948 as a machine operator at Kimball's Feed Mill, from 1948 until 1958 as a laborer at a gas station and from 1948 until 1985 as an equipment operator and foreman at Woodard County Road Commission. The Johnsons are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0084.

--Sylvia Langager ofMissouri claims mesothelioma on behalf of a recently deceased man, Thelmar Sophus "Jake" Langager, who worked from 1972 until 2008 as a truck driver, painter, plumber and laborer at various locations. Sylvia Langager is represented by Michael R. Bilbrey, Timothy P. Hulla and James R. Stever of the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0102.

--William Oswald ofIllinois, a painter, lather, sanitation worker and truck driver at various locations throughoutIllinois from 1955 until 1989, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by John A. Barnerd and Myles L. Epperson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0095.

--Howard M. and Viola Simmons of California claims Howard M. Simmonsdeveloped lung cancer after his work from 1943 until 1945 as alaborer in the U.S. Navy and from 1941 until 1985 as a laborer at Shell Oil. The Simmons are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0085.

--Dorothy Wooten ofIllinois claims lung cancer on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Jimmy Wooten. He worked from 1954 until 1989 as a laborer and a barber at various locations throughoutIllinois, according to the complaint. Dorothy Wooten is represented by Brian J. Cooke, Drew Sealey and Karoline Castens of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0094.

http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/217397-10-new-asbestos-cases-filed-feb.-2-6

 
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 U. S. Navy – Asbestos Trades –Mesothelioma Lawsuit

13 new asbestos cases filed Jan. 26-30
2/12/2009 12:43 PM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 13 new asbestos suits were filed inMadisonCounty during the week of Jan. 26 through Jan. 30.

The following claims were filed:

--Lee and Betty Bowers ofKansas claim Lee developedmesothelioma after his work from 1962 until 2002 as a mechanic and truck driver at various locations throughoutIllinois. The Bowers are represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0077.

--Leroy and Norma Clark ofFlorida claim Leroy developed mesothelioma after his work from 1951 until 1992 as a laborer, carpenter, forklift operator and foreman. The Clarks are represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0066.

--Barbara Sue Dreher claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Norbert Dreher. Norbert Dreher worked as a carpenter throughoutIllinois,Missouri andKansas from 1960 until 1996, according to the complaint. Barbara Sue Dreher is represented by Perry J. Browder, John A. Barnerd and Trent B. Miracle of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0067.

--Leroy and Marjorie Ducommun ofNew Mexico claim Leroy developed multiple myeloma after serving in theU.S. Navy from 1944 until 1946 and after working as a pipefitter and welder from 1948 until 1985. The Ducommuns are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0060.

--Carl and Denise Gold ofKentucky claim Carl developed mesothelioma after working as a boilerman for theU.S. Navy from 1966 until 1972. The Golds are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0062.

--Patricia and Albert Lazowski ofIllinois claim Patricia developed mesothelioma after her work as a laborer from 1958 through the 1970s. She was also exposed to asbestos through her husband, who worked as a laborer for 23 years, according to the complaint. The Lazowskis are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0063.

--Holger Lochheed ofTexas, hotel business owner, pilot, restaurant business owner and worker, assistant general manager, general manager and delivery truck driver from 1957 until 2007, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by Christopher R. Guinn, Christopher J. Levy, John A. Barnerd and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0068.

--Walter Malisani of Colorado, a machinist apprentice, machinist and maintenance worker from 1954 until 2000 in Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Utah, Colorado, Washington, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho, Indiana, Arkansas and Wisconsin, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. and Stephanie Lyons of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0054.

--Pat and Patricia Montgomery ofKentucky claim Pat developed mesothelioma after helping his father on a family farm from 1951 until 1957. He was also exposed to asbestos through his work as a laborer from 1958 until 1967, as a mechanic in 1964, as a plastic molder from 1967 until 1969, as a part-time laborer from 1969 until 1971, as a pipe fitter in 1971, as a mechanic and driller from 1972 until 1973, as a miner and mechanic from 1973 until 1974, as a mechanic and pipefitter from 1986 until 1999 and as a mechanical millwright from 1974 until 1982, according to the suit. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing them. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0059.

--Donald and Marlene Peters ofIllinois claim Donald Peters developed benzene related non-Hodgkins lymphoma through his work as a laborer from 1952 until 1992. The Peters are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0056.

--Estill L. and Hessie Shepherd ofMichigan claim Estill developed lung cancer after his work as a molder from 1951 until 1961, as a laborer in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1954, as a bartender from 1961 until 1963, as a laborer from 1963 until 1965 and as a welder and fabricator from 1964 until 1999. The Shepherds are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates of Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0061.

-Christine Warner ofTennessee claims her recently deceased mother, Irene Marsh, developed mesothelioma because of her work as a sales and seamstress at House of Fashions inMemphis from 1959 until 1993. Marsh was also exposed to asbestos through her father's work on a farm from 1934 until 1945 and from his work as a lineworker for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company inMemphis from 1945 until 1952, according to the complaint. Marsh was further exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a plumber from 1952 until 1955 and as an assembly line worker and welder from 1955 until 1960, the suit states. Warner is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0055.

--Jane White ofMissouri claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Gary White. He worked from 1955 until 1965 as a boiler operator in theU.S. Navy, from 1965 until 1966 as a welder, from 1966 until 1971 as a laborer at B & H Transport, from 1971 until 1977 as a laborer at Import Auto Transport and from 1977 until 1991 as a laborer for his asphalt repair service, according to the complaint. The Whites are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0076.

http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/217376-13-new-asbestos-cases-filed-jan.-26-30

 
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United States Navy – Asbestos Veterans –Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Four new asbestos cases filed Jan. 19-23
1/30/2009 6:19 AM By KellyHolleran

A total of four new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Jan. 19 through Jan. 23.

The following claims were filed:

--Richard Dean and Vivian Byrd claim Richard Dean Byrd developedpleuralmesothelioma after serving in theUnited States Navy from 1962 until 1967 and after working as a burner and ship dock worker from 1967 until 1970 and as a painter from 1974 until 1989. TheByrds are represented by Donald M. Flack of the Flack Law Office inWoodRiver and by Waters and Kraus inDallas. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0043.

--EdwardDiesko ofMissouri, who worked from 1941 until 1942 as a laborer at Amoco, from 1942 until 1946 as a machinist in the U.S. Coast Guard, from 1946 until 1959 as a pipefitter at Amoco and from 1961 until 1979 as a pipefitter and foreman at General Electrics, claims lung cancer. He is represented by Randy L.Gori and Barry Julian ofGori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0038.

--Phillip Moore of Tennessee claimsmesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased father, Thurman Moore, who served in the Army from March 1945 until February 1946 and who worked from 1946 until 1989 as a maintenance worker and machine operator at Brown Shoe Company. Phillip Moore is represented by Randy L.Gori and Barry Julian ofGori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0039.

--LoreleiStumpf of Oregon claims her recently deceased husband, WilliamStumpf, developedmesothelioma while working from 1963 until 1970 as a laborer at Al's and Ed's Garage, from 1970 until 1972 as a laborer at Pierce Hardwood Floors and from 1975 until 1979 as a laborer at Jim Walters Doors. LoreleiStumpf is represented by Randy L.Gori and Barry Julian ofGori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0049.

http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/217148-four-new-asbestos-cases-filed-jan.-19-23

 
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Navy Asbestos Exposure– Asbestos Trades –$35.1 Million Mesothelioma Verdict

 

Jury Awards $35.1 Million to RetiredU.S. Navy 
Boiler Tender Exposed to Asbestos

Verdict Is One of LA County’s Largest Ever in an Asbestos Case; 

 

LOS ANGELES — October 17, 2007 — A Los Angeles County jury late last week handed down a$35.1 million verdict to a 74-year-old retired U.S. Navy boiler tender, validating that his exposure to asbestos in pump, valve and pipe parts more than five decades ago is the direct cause of thedeadlymesothelioma he suffers with today.

 

The verdict is among one of the largest-ever awards inLos AngelesCounty for a plaintiff in aNavy asbestos exposure case. The verdict includes $100,000 for economic damages; $25 million to the victim for pain and suffering; and $10 million to the victim’s wife for loss of consortium. Leslie Controls and Warren Pumps were each assessed 7.1 percent liability. The judge disallowed consideration of punitive damages.

 

The plaintiff, John R. "Jack" Davis, was diagnosed with pleuralmesothelioma in January 2007. A native ofIdaho,Davis served as a fireman and boiler tender aboard the U.S.S.DeHaven for 4 years during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge in 1955, he worked for American Pipe and Steel, and Sound Control Company, before being hired by Shell Oil in 1956. He worked at Shell refineries in Dominguez andWilmington,California., until 1963.

 

In 1964,Davis returned toIdaho, where he worked for Philip Petroleum and successive contractors at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) while studying college-level electronics and computers. He retired from INEEL in 1995. Until hismesothelioma diagnosis earlier this year, he and his wife, Janette, enjoyed an active retirement that revolved around family, sports and outdoor activities with his two children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

In his testimony, the soft-spoken and affable plaintiff described his work as aboiler tender in theaft engine room of theU.S.S.DeHaven. He explained that he had volunteered for the assignment — considered to be one of the least desirable aboard ship in cramped, hot and dirty quarters.

 

He also asserted that he would have protected himself had he known the danger of being exposed to the asbestos in the myriad small pump and valve components that he handled daily, both as a boiler tender in the Navy, and for a short period after as a pipefitter and instrument man in the private sector.

Davis clearly identified the products he handled as manufactured and branded by Leslie Controls and Warren Pumps.

 

The defense argued that responsibility forDavis’ illness lie with the U.S. Navy and subsequent employers, not the manufacturers. The defense also attempted to argue thatDavis’ radiation exposure while employed at INEEL was a cause or contributing factor to hismesothelioma diagnosis. The judge disallowed the argument due to a lack of medical and scientific evidence.

 

The defense, in its closing argument, challenged the jury to "knock a zero off" whatever award they might consider for the plaintiff. The jury was asked to consider what amount of money would really be necessary to allow theDavises to live comfortably given their age and life expectancy.

 

MikeArmitage, managing partner of WK’sLos Angeles office commented, "The defense’s closing argument was brazen. Here is a good man, a hard-working man, a loving husband, and a model father. He served his country loyally and honorably without question,then spent a lifetime bettering himself to support his family.His reward? It’s essentially a death sentence that was totally avoidable had the manufacturers only made the effort to warn workers to protect themselves."

"No, this case wasn’t about living comfortably," said Gary M. Paul, a WK partner and lead attorney on the case. "It was about justice."

An appeal filed by Leslie Controls and Warren Pumps is currently pending.

 

Full story -- http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/10/18/ap4235335.html

 
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Navy Veterans – Asbestos Lawsuit – $35 Million Mesothelioma Award

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Former sailor awarded $35M in asbestos suit

A formerNavy sailor who wasexposed to asbestos more than 50 years ago has beenawarded $35.1 million in compensatory damages after he was diagnosed with cancer. John R. Davis was diagnosed in January with pleuralmesothelioma, an aggressive cancer linked to asbestos, in January 2007.

In his lawsuit,Davis claimed his illness was triggered by exposure to asbestos containing pipes and valves during his Navy and private-sector career.Davis had been a boiler tender with theNavy. The verdict includes $100,000 for economic damages; $25 million for pain and suffering; and $10 million for his wife.

Full story -- http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/10/18/ap4235335.html

 
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Navy Veteran – Asbestos Company – $16.925 Million Mesothelioma Verdict

Woodard vs. Alfa Laval, Inc.et.al.

Case Summary

66-year-old Dennis Woodard was diagnosed with malignant pleuralMesotheliomain January 2008. He was exposed to asbestos during a 32-month period aboard theUSS Rogersas a machinist's mate, and later as an electrician's mate aboard theUSS Salisbury Sound. His 8-month tour aboard theUSS Rogersconstituted the most acute exposure, where he daily worked in the ship's boiler and engine rooms helping to repair and maintain a variety of steam lines, pumps, valves,and turbines. Crane Co. argued that the type and amount of asbestos (chrysotile) in their products would not have caused his illness, but pipe insulation manufactured by others likely would have. Defense also contended the U. S. Navy bore full responsibility for protecting its sailors. The jury found Crane Co. liable for its failure to warn.

Verdict

  • February 2, 2009
  • $16.925M total award: $1.925M in economic damages, $12.5M for pain and suffering, $2.5M for loss of consortium
    1. Approx. $2.0M assessed against Crane Co.
  • Crane Co. and 9 others assessed 0.5% liability. Sepco Corporation, 0%.U.S. Navy, 85%. Nonspecified insulation manufacturers, 10%
  • Punitive damages not considered by the jury

Significance

  • Plaintiff's verdict in what was essentially aNavy bystander exposure case
  • Jury clearly held manufacturers responsible for failure to warn
  • Substantial economic damages awarded - thought to be one of the largest to date in LA County in an asbestos-mesothelioma case

Case Information

  • Cause No. BC 387 774
  • Woodard v. Alfa Laval, Inc. et al.
  • Trial length: 3 weeks
  • Deliberation: 2.5 days

Jurisdiction

  • Los Angeles County,Calif., Superior Court,Dept. 56
  • Hon. Jane L. Johnson, presiding

Plaintiff's Experts (*live testimony, **video depostion)

  • *Arnold Brody, M.D., cell biologist
  • *Carl Brodkin, M.D., occupational and environmental medicine
  • **Roy Smythe, M.D., thoracic surgeon and plaintiff's private physician
  • *Arnold Moore, Naval architecture and marine engineering expert (USN, ret.)

Defense Experts(live testimony)

  • Samuel Forman, M.D., occupational medicine
  • Michael Graham, M.D., pathologist
  • Adm. David P. Sargent, Jr. (USN, ret.), Navy expert
  • Frederick Boelter, C.I.H., industrial hygienist

Plaintiff's Counsel

  • Gary Paul (lead), Kevin Loew and Jillian Rice of Waters Kraus & Paul (LA)
  • Daniel Wasserberg of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas (Houston)

Defense Counsel

  • (Crane Co.) Geoffrey Davis and James Lee of K&L Gates (LA)
  • Sepco Corp.) Jerry Popovich of Selman Breitman (LA)
PDF -http://www.goldbergsegalla.com/publications/asbestos/December-2009.pdf
 
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U S Navy Veteran – Asbestos Company – Asbestos Related Disease

Tennessee man claims mesothelioma in suit 
11/5/2008 11:10 AM by Kelly Holleran 

 

ATennessee man and his wife have filed an asbestos suit against 111 defendant corporations, claiming themesothelioma with which the man was diagnosed was wrongfully caused.

Charles and Elizabeth Summey claim Charles was diagnosed with the disease July 23, according to a lawsuit filed Oct. 29 in Madison County Circuit Court.

They say Charles worked from from 1950 until 1954 in the U.S. Navy, from 1955 until 1957 as a stockman at Magnavox and from 1957 until 1992 as a machine attendant/production worker at RCA.

They state Charles's exposure was foreseeable and should have been anticipated by the defendants, according to the lawsuit.

They claim his disease was caused after he was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers. 

The Summeys allege the asbestos-related disease disabled and disfigured Charles and has caused substantial medical costs. Charles also has and will continue to experience physical pain and mental anguish, they claim in the lawsuit.

Mesothelioma hindered and prevented Charles from pursuing his normal course of employment, according to the suit. 

As a result, he lost large sums of money, the Summeys claim.

Because of the disease,Elizabeth claims she has been deprived of the companionship, society and services of Charles.

In the 11-count lawsuit, the couple is seeking sums in excess of $100,000, punitive and exemplary damages in excess of $100,000, economic damages in excess of $150,000, compensatory damages in excess of $150,000, and for other relief the Court deems appropriate.

They also seek punitive damages in an amount sufficient to punish Ferris Kimball Company, LLC, Sprinkmann Sons Corporation, Sprinkmann Insulation, Inc., and Young Insulation Group ofSt. Louis for their misconduct and to deter similarly situated parties from committing like acts in the future.

They are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates inAlton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 08-L-1016.

http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/215690-tennessee-man-claims-mesothelioma-in-suit
 
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KalamazooCounty – Navy Submarine Veteran –Mesothelioma Death

Kalamazoo County commissioner GradyBiby, 69, dies from cancer

By Kathy Jessup |Kalamazoo Gazette

February 04, 2010, 11:34PM

Grady Biby

 

GradyBiby

 

KALAMAZOO— GradyBiby stunned his fellowKalamazooCounty commissioners in late July when he announced he would be absent for two months as he battled cancer.

The Texas Township Republican was never able to return to the board.

The 69-year-old, four-term county commissioner on Wednesday lost his battle withmesothelioma, a cancer that he attributed to his years aboardNavy submarines that were likely riddled with asbestos.

Biby’s widow, Linda Kerr, was the first to seek elected office after the couple moved toTexasTownship in the 1990s and she ran for township clerk. Later, her husband joined the township’s Zoning Board of Appeals before being elected to theKalamazoo County Board of Commissioners in 2002.

“Grady was not given to making speeches, but he would always be prepared and look at what was good for the people of the county,” PeterBattani,KalamazooCounty administrator, said Thursday. “He was a good man and a thoroughly good commissioner.”

DebBuchholtz, county board vice chairman, saidBiby’s cancer announcement in July was met with “shock and grief.”

“It was clear it was a serious diagnosis,”Buchholtz said. “He had hoped there would be some new, experimental treatments that could help him.”

Kerr said doctors at an internationally knownmesothelioma treatment center inBoston found too much cancer attached to the lining of her husband’schest cavity for surgery to be effective.  So he returned toMichigan forchemotherapy.

“This wasn’t the outcome we prayed for,” she said. “But you die how you live and Grady hung on to the bitter end.”

County board Chairman DavidBuskirk saidBiby gave fellow commissioners copies of the book “Same Kind of Different As Me” a year ago.

“I’m not a great reader, so I was struggling with it. But it’s about two people who are opposites who came together and learned that life was about a lot more than just themselves,”Buskirk said. “That’s how he dealt with people.

TexasTownship will never know how great a representative they had.”

Born inOklahoma,Biby spent20 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1979.  After his discharge, he went to work forConsumers Energy at thePalisades Nuclear Power Plant near South Haven until his retirement in 1995. Later, he formed his own company with the help of a relative and also worked for a localconstruction company and the U.S. Census Bureau.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son.

A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Reformed Church,7829 S. Fifth St., with Pastor Greg VanHeukelom officiating.

 

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2010/02/kalamazoo_county_commissioner_4.html

 
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Sailors – Asbestos and Veterans - Mesothelioma Deaths

 

Mesothelioma Deaths Ruled ‘Negligent Homicide’

 

Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010.


Theshipbuilding industry is the single most hazardous work environment in terms of asbestos exposure.  Now some Italian executives are being forced to own up to that fact and face jail time.  An Italian court has convicted three ex-executives of the Fincantierishipbuilding company inPalermo of ‘negligent homicide’ in themesothelioma deaths of 37 former employees.   The court ruled the defendants failed to protect or even warn the workers about the inherent risks of asbestos exposure – even though the danger had been known for years.

 

Shipyards are where large ocean-going vessels, such as cargo ships, oil tankers, military vessels or submarines are built or repaired.  Before the health risks of asbestos were known, such as causing mesothelioma, the mineral was prized in the shipbuilding industry for its strength, durability, anti-corrosive properties and heat resistance – qualities which made it an ideal insulator.  Until the 1980’s, asbestos was frequently used in ships to cover pipes, insulate walls, floors, ceilings, and boiler rooms, and in gaskets, gasket coverings, turbines and pumps.

 

Every year, about 10,000 people worldwide, many of them shipping industry workers, contract mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure.  Shipyard workers whose job it was to repair ships, sailors who worked on those ships, and even longshoremen who loaded and unloaded ships were routinely exposed to asbestos, with sometimes deadly consequences. A 1980 study conducted atNew York’s Mt. Sinai School of Medicine found that, among shipyard workers with 20 years or more of experience, 86 percent showed signs of asbestos-related cancer or other disease.  Many of the study subjects had been exposed to asbestos during World War II, when asbestos use was at its peak and the fast pace of ship repair and maintenance had many shipyards covered in the toxic dust.

 

Workers who are exposed to asbestos over an extended period of time are at highest risk for developing mesothelioma, which may not cause symptoms for 20 to 50 years.  Asbestos is no longer used in the construction of new ships, but is still present in older ships, putting those who repair or restore them at continued risk.  For this reason, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) now strictly regulates asbestos exposure in shipyards.  

 

But despite such regulations around the world since the 1980’s, many workers, including those who worked at the Fincantieri shipyard, are still being exposed illegally. The Fincantieri company was found to have continued to use asbestos in its shipbuilding operations until 1999, three years after asbestos had been outlawed inItaly.  The convicted Fincantieri executives received sentences ranging from three to seven-and-a-half years in jail and will have to pay millions of Euros in damages to the families of the dead workers and to another 26 workers who are still living with mesothelioma.

 

Sources:

 

Ex-Fincantieri Directors Jailed After Asbestos Trial, April 26, 2010, LifeIn Italy.com

Nicholson, William, et al. “Lung Cancer Prevalence Among Shipyard Workers”, January 11, 1980. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Volume 1, Issue 2. Pp. 191-203.

OSHA Regulations 29-CFR, 1915-1001

 

http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com/news/view.asp?ID=00432

 

 
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National Guard - Mesothelioma Death Lawsuit

16 new asbestos cases filed in Madison County Sept. 21-25
10/9/2009 2:23 PM ByKelly Holleran 

A total of 16 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Sept. 21 through Sept. 25.

The following complaints were filed:

--Mary Bertrand of Ontario alleges the recently deceased Robert Bertrand developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and insulator at various locations throughout Illinois and Canada from 1969 until 2008. Mary Bertrand will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and David J. Page of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1003.

--Robert and Isabelle Bullock of Ohio claim Robert Bullock developed mesothelioma after his work as a teacher, minister, bus driver, toll booth operator and self-employed operator of various camps and resorts throughout Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania and New York from 1950 until 2005. The Bullocks will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. and Ryan J. Kiwala of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1004.

--Walter Cain, a member of the U.S. Navy from 1967 until 1971 and from 1975 and 1977 and a worker at various other jobs until 2007, claims mesothelioma. Cain will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1017.

--Bruce Klabunde of North Dakota claims his recently deceased mother, Elizabeth Klabunde, developed mesothelioma after her work as a receptionist and home remodeler at various locations from 1970 until 1979. Bruce Klabunde will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1011.

--Gerald and Kathleen LaBathe of Texas claim Gerald LaBathe developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the U.S. Army in 1951 and in theNational Guard from 1954 until 1974. Gerald LaBathe was also a member of the Asbestos Workers' Local 34 and worked in numerous refineries and chemical plants, according to the complaint. The LaBathes will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1018.

--Dolores Molloy of Illinois claims her recently deceased husband, Joseph Molloy, developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician and mechanic at various locations from 1948 until 1985. Dolores Molloy will be represented by Nate Mudd of French and Mudd in St. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1025.

--Fabian Moyano claims his recently deceased father, Guillermo Moyano, developed mesothelioma after his work as a superintendent from 1970 until 1979. Fabian Moyano will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1010.

--Dexter Napier of Georgia, a laborer at various locations from 1961 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Napier will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1012.

--Donald Pattison claims recently deceased Arthella Pattison developed mesothelioma after her work at St. Johns and Orvid-Elsie schools. She was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, Reo Ivan Pattison, who worked as a press operator. Donald Pattison will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Andrew J. Balcer of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1026.

--Adriana M. Perez of Florida, a laborer at ABC Print Shop in Miami from 1964 until 1979, a laborer at Haiti from 1964 until 1968, an office worker at Nikki Lu in the 1980s and a secretary at a doctor's office in 1985, claims mesothelioma. Perez claims she was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a maintenance worker at a foundry, according to the complaint. Perez will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1002.

--Richard W. and Geraldine F. Reeves of Indiana claim Richard W. Reeves developed mesothelioma after his work as a seaman in the U.S. Navy from 1955 until 1958, as a bill collector for various credit and accounting firms from 1958 until 1970 and as a boilermaker for various employees through the international Boilermaker Union from 1970 until 1995. Richard W. Reeves was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who was a millwright for various employers from 1947 until 1955, according to the complaint. Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing the Reeves. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenberg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1005.

--Ella D. Ridout of Texas claims her recently deceased husband, Thomas G. Ridout, developed lung cancer after his work as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1971 until 1973, as an iron worker, welder and crane operator for various construction companies from 1974 until 1994, as a general foreman for Martin K. Eby from 1994 until 1995, as a general foreman for H.B. Zachry from 1995 until 2001, as a superintendent for Wanzek Construction from 2005 until 2006 and as a general foreman and general superintendent for Fluor. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1006.

--Anne M. Schmuhl of Ohio claims her recently deceased father, Julius M. Storti, developed mesothelioma after his work with Transformer Engineering Corp. from 1943 until 2006. Schmuhl will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1014.

--Danielle Taurmina of New York claims her recently deceased stepfather, Mario Bosio, developed mesothelioma after his work as a civil engineer and a home remodeler at various locations from 1978 until 1979. Taurmina will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1013.

--Maurice Wintermann of Illinois, a boilermaker, janitor and laborer at various locations from 1950 until 1990, claims mesothelioma. Wintermann will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Neilson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm in St. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1009.

--John J. Worthen of Illinois, a bricklayer for Worthen Brick Construction Company from 1971 until 1976, a bricklayer for Coppers in 1974, a bricklayer for Ser-Steel from 1976 until 1977 and a bricklayer for National Steel and US Steel from 1977 until now, claims lung cancer. Worthen will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1015

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U. S. Navy - Mesothelioma Death Lawsuit

16 new asbestos cases filed in Madison County Sept. 21-25
10/9/2009 2:23 PM ByKelly Holleran 

A total of 16 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Sept. 21 through Sept. 25.

The following complaints were filed:

--Mary Bertrand of Ontario alleges the recently deceased Robert Bertrand developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and insulator at various locations throughout Illinois and Canada from 1969 until 2008. Mary Bertrand will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and David J. Page of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1003.

--Robert and Isabelle Bullock of Ohio claim Robert Bullock developed mesothelioma after his work as a teacher, minister, bus driver, toll booth operator and self-employed operator of various camps and resorts throughout Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania and New York from 1950 until 2005. The Bullocks will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. and Ryan J. Kiwala of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1004.

--Walter Cain, a member of theU.S. Navy from 1967 until 1971 and from 1975 and 1977 and a worker at various other jobs until 2007, claims mesothelioma. Cain will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1017.

--Bruce Klabunde of North Dakota claims his recently deceased mother, Elizabeth Klabunde, developed mesothelioma after her work as a receptionist and home remodeler at various locations from 1970 until 1979. Bruce Klabunde will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1011.

--Gerald and Kathleen LaBathe of Texas claim Gerald LaBathe developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of theU.S. Army in 1951 and in theNational Guard from 1954 until 1974. Gerald LaBathe was also a member of the Asbestos Workers' Local 34 and worked in numerous refineries and chemical plants, according to the complaint. The LaBathes will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1018.

--Dolores Molloy of Illinois claims her recently deceased husband, Joseph Molloy, developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician and mechanic at various locations from 1948 until 1985. Dolores Molloy will be represented by Nate Mudd of French and Mudd in St. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1025.

--Fabian Moyano claims his recently deceased father, Guillermo Moyano, developed mesothelioma after his work as a superintendent from 1970 until 1979. Fabian Moyano will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1010.

--Dexter Napier of Georgia, a laborer at various locations from 1961 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Napier will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1012.

--Donald Pattison claims recently deceased Arthella Pattison developed mesothelioma after her work at St. Johns and Orvid-Elsie schools. She was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, Reo Ivan Pattison, who worked as a press operator. Donald Pattison will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Andrew J. Balcer of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1026.

--Adriana M. Perez of Florida, a laborer at ABC Print Shop in Miami from 1964 until 1979, a laborer at Haiti from 1964 until 1968, an office worker at Nikki Lu in the 1980s and a secretary at a doctor's office in 1985, claims mesothelioma. Perez claims she was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a maintenance worker at a foundry, according to the complaint. Perez will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1002.

--Richard W. and Geraldine F. Reeves of Indiana claim Richard W. Reeves developed mesothelioma after his work as a seaman in the U.S. Navy from 1955 until 1958, as a bill collector for various credit and accounting firms from 1958 until 1970 and as a boilermaker for various employees through the international Boilermaker Union from 1970 until 1995. Richard W. Reeves was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who was a millwright for various employers from 1947 until 1955, according to the complaint. Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing the Reeves. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenberg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1005.

--Ella D. Ridout of Texas claims her recently deceased husband, Thomas G. Ridout, developed lung cancer after his work as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1971 until 1973, as an iron worker, welder and crane operator for various construction companies from 1974 until 1994, as a general foreman for Martin K. Eby from 1994 until 1995, as a general foreman for H.B. Zachry from 1995 until 2001, as a superintendent for Wanzek Construction from 2005 until 2006 and as a general foreman and general superintendent for Fluor. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1006.

--Anne M. Schmuhl of Ohio claims her recently deceased father, Julius M. Storti, developed mesothelioma after his work with Transformer Engineering Corp. from 1943 until 2006. Schmuhl will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1014.

--Danielle Taurmina of New York claims her recently deceased stepfather, Mario Bosio, developed mesothelioma after his work as a civil engineer and a home remodeler at various locations from 1978 until 1979. Taurmina will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1013.

--Maurice Wintermann of Illinois, a boilermaker, janitor and laborer at various locations from 1950 until 1990, claims mesothelioma. Wintermann will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Neilson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm in St. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1009.

--John J. Worthen of Illinois, a bricklayer for Worthen Brick Construction Company from 1971 until 1976, a bricklayer for Coppers in 1974, a bricklayer for Ser-Steel from 1976 until 1977 and a bricklayer for National Steel and US Steel from 1977 until now, claims lung cancer. Worthen will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1015

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U. S. Navy - Mesothelioma Death Lawsuit

16 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountySept. 21-25
10/9/2009 2:23 PM ByKelly Holleran 

A total of 16 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Sept. 21 through Sept. 25.

The following complaints were filed:

--Mary Bertrand ofOntario alleges the recently deceased Robert Bertrand developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and insulator at various locations throughoutIllinois andCanada from 1969 until 2008. Mary Bertrand will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and David J. Page of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1003.

--Robert and Isabelle Bullock ofOhio claim Robert Bullock developed mesothelioma after his work as a teacher, minister, bus driver, toll booth operator and self-employed operator of various camps and resorts throughoutIllinois,Missouri,Pennsylvania andNew York from 1950 until 2005. The Bullocks will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. and Ryan J. Kiwala of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1004.

--Walter Cain, a member of theU.S. Navy from 1967 until 1971 and from 1975 and 1977 and a worker at various other jobs until 2007, claims mesothelioma. Cain will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1017.

--Bruce Klabunde ofNorth Dakota claims his recently deceased mother, Elizabeth Klabunde, developed mesothelioma after her work as a receptionist and home remodeler at various locations from 1970 until 1979. Bruce Klabunde will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1011.

--Gerald and Kathleen LaBathe ofTexas claim Gerald LaBathe developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of theU.S. Army in 1951 and in theNational Guard from 1954 until 1974. Gerald LaBathe was also a member of the Asbestos Workers' Local 34 and worked in numerous refineries and chemical plants, according to the complaint. The LaBathes will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1018.

--Dolores Molloy ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Joseph Molloy, developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician and mechanic at various locations from 1948 until 1985. Dolores Molloy will be represented by Nate Mudd of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1025.

--Fabian Moyano claims his recently deceased father, Guillermo Moyano, developed mesothelioma after his work as a superintendent from 1970 until 1979. Fabian Moyano will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1010.

--Dexter Napier of Georgia, a laborer at various locations from 1961 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Napier will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1012.

--Donald Pattison claims recently deceased Arthella Pattison developed mesothelioma after her work atSt. Johns and Orvid-Elsie schools. She was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, Reo Ivan Pattison, who worked as a press operator. Donald Pattison will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Andrew J. Balcer of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1026.

--Adriana M. Perez of Florida, a laborer at ABC Print Shop in Miami from 1964 until 1979, a laborer at Haiti from 1964 until 1968, an office worker at Nikki Lu in the 1980s and a secretary at a doctor's office in 1985, claims mesothelioma. Perez claims she was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a maintenance worker at a foundry, according to the complaint. Perez will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1002.

--Richard W. and Geraldine F. Reeves of Indiana claim Richard W. Reeves developed mesothelioma after his work as a seaman in the U.S. Navy from 1955 until 1958, as a bill collector for various credit and accounting firms from 1958 until 1970 and as a boilermaker for various employees through the international Boilermaker Union from 1970 until 1995. Richard W. Reeves was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who was a millwright for various employers from 1947 until 1955, according to the complaint. Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville will be representing the Reeves. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenberg, Sam T. Richard, Bridget B. Truxillo and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1005.

--Ella D. Ridout of Texas claims her recently deceased husband, Thomas G. Ridout, developed lung cancer after his work as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1971 until 1973, as an iron worker, welder and crane operator for various construction companies from 1974 until 1994, as a general foreman for Martin K. Eby from 1994 until 1995, as a general foreman for H.B. Zachry from 1995 until 2001, as a superintendent for Wanzek Construction from 2005 until 2006 and as a general foreman and general superintendent for Fluor. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing her. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1006.

--Anne M. Schmuhl ofOhio claims her recently deceased father, Julius M. Storti, developed mesothelioma after his work with Transformer Engineering Corp. from 1943 until 2006. Schmuhl will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1014.

--Danielle Taurmina ofNew York claims her recently deceased stepfather, Mario Bosio, developed mesothelioma after his work as a civil engineer and a home remodeler at various locations from 1978 until 1979. Taurmina will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1013.

--Maurice Wintermann ofIllinois, a boilermaker, janitor and laborer at various locations from 1950 until 1990, claims mesothelioma. Wintermann will be represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Neilson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1009.

--John J. Worthen of Illinois, a bricklayer for Worthen Brick Construction Company from 1971 until 1976, a bricklayer for Coppers in 1974, a bricklayer for Ser-Steel from 1976 until 1977 and a bricklayer for National Steel and US Steel from 1977 until now, claims lung cancer. Worthen will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1015

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FiremanU. S. Navy – Asbestos Trades - $2.6 Million Death Verdict

 

JURY AWARDS $2.6 MILLION AGAINST ALLIS CHALMERS CORPORATION

By NancyGalloway on March 24, 2009 United States ofAmerica

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JURY AWARDS $2.6 MILLION AGAINST THE ALLIS-CHALMERS CORPORATION Simon, Eddins & Greenstone, LLP and Early, Ludwick & Sweeney, LLC gains Multi-Million Dollar Verdict

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Free-Press-Release.com) March 24, 2009 --

Case Style: David H. Fortier, et al., vs. Aerco International, Inc., et al, In the Superior Court J.D. ofFairfield atBridgeport,Connecticut, No. BA 06-5005849S

 

Jury Verdict: $ 2,595,000.00 million

 

Plaintiff(s): David H. Fortier, deceased and Gail M. Fortier

 

Defendant: Allis-Chalmers Corporation

 

Verdict Date: March 10, 2009

 

Facts: David Fortier, a 59-year oldFlorida resident, suffered from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure. Fortier was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2006 and died from this fatal disease on June 20, 2008. Fortier was afireman assisting machinist mates in the machinery spaces on the USS Forrestal from 1969-1972. He regularly worked on and around Allis-Chalmers pumps that contained asbestos gaskets and packing. Many of the pumps were also covered in asbestos insulation.

 

JURY AWARDS $2.6 MILLION AGAINST ALLIS CHALMERS CORPORATION

Following less than five hours of deliberations, the jury returned a $2.6 million dollar verdict in favor of the Fortier family. The jury assessed $1,775,000.00 in non-economic damages and $820,000.00 in economic damages. The jury found that the Allis-Chalmers Corporations pumps were a substantial factor in causing Dave Fortier’s death. The pumps were found to be defectively designed and the jury concluded that the company negligently failed to warn Dave Fortier and others of the inherent dangers of working with their asbestos-laden pumps.

 

“We are so happy for Gail Fortier and her family. David Fortier did exactly what he was supposed to do – he worked hard to provide for his family and served his country honorably. He had no idea that Allis-Chalmers products could hurt him. Allis-Chalmers had every to know that using their product could hurt people, people like Dave Fortier and continued to sell their pumps with no warnings. Only the jury force Allis-Chalmers to accept responsibility. On Tuesday, they unanimously decided that this company was liable for what they did to David and his family,” said Jessica Dean, lead counsel for the Fortier family.

 

Plaintiff attorneys: Jessica Dean, Eddins & Greenstone, LLP,Dallas,Texas

 

Christopher Meisenkothen, Early, Ludwick & Sweeney, LLC;New Haven,Connecticut.

 

Defense attorneys: Jeff Ment, Rome McGuigan, P.C.,HartfordConnecticut

 

Morris Borea,Rome McGuigan, P.C.,HartfordConnecticut

 

Judge: Honorable David Honorable David R.

 

Plaintiff experts: Dr. Arnold Brody (cell biologist); Captain William Lowell (Retired Navy Captain); Dr. Gary Crakes (economist); Jerald Abraham, M.D. (pathologist); and Steven Paskal (industrial hygienist).

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL: JESSICA DEAN (214)

 

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Navy Veteran - Asbestos Products - Asbestos Lung Cancer
Judge Overturns $5.6M Award in Asbestos Case

By JEFF GORMAN 

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A couple's $5.6 million judgment in an asbestos liability case was wiped away by aCalifornia appeals court.

Edward and Carol Walton won their case for negligence and strict liability over the William Powell Co. The Waltons had contended that Edward had contracted lung cancer from asbestos-laden materials associated with valves that were made by Powell.

Walton worked with the materials during hisservice in the Navy from 1946 to 1968. He spent the next 31 years running a painting company, during which time he also worked with asbestos-laden products. The Waltons sued 46 defendants, but Powell was the only one remaining by the middle of the trial, and the only one ordered to pay the $5.6 million judgment.

On appeal, Justice Nora Manella ruled that Powell was not liable for Walton's injuries, and overturned the award. She ruled that Edward was injured by the asbestos insulation around Powell's valves, not by the valves themselves. "Powell supplied none of the asbestos products to which Edwards was exposed, and its valves had no defect rendering Powell liable for the injuries that Walton may have sustained through exposure to asbestos products from other sources," she wrote.

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Many Veterans Exposed to Asbestos

Posted on November 27th, 2009

by Deon Scott in All News

A large number of veterans that have served the country have been exposed to the deadly carcinogenic asbestos according to a recent report from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The department claims that hundred of thousands of veterans have been exposed to the substance while serving their country.

Many of these veterans were exposed to asbestos while working on naval vessels. Asbestos was used as the main form of insultation in these vessels. Between the 1930s and the 1970s over three hundred products containing asbestos are said to have been used by the Navy and other sectors of the Military.

Asbestos was widely used in many industries until the late 1970s or early 1980s, and this is because it provided many benefits because it was cheap, heat resistant, highly durable, and offered a range of other benefits. However, the dangers of the substance, such as malignant mesothelioma, were not widely known until several decades ago.

Many people that worked in the military sectors including the Navy are said to have been routinely exposed to asbestos whilst going about their duties and most did not realize that it posed any sort of danger.

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Army Veteran and Aurora Caterpillar Tractor Company Employee Dies of Mesothelioma

James R. Walton

Morris Daily Herald -Created: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

 

Mr. James R. Walton, 80, of Morris, passed away early Sunday morning, Nov. 22, 2009, at his home after losing a battle with Mesothelioma.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at theFirstUnitedMethodistChurch in Morris with Rev. Deb Percell officiating.

Interment will be atAbrahamLincolnNationalCemetery in Elwood.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Fruland Funeral Home,121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris.

Born Feb. 27, 1929, in McComas, W.V., James was the son of James and Ellen (Gaither) Walton. He graduated fromMcComasHigh School and later attended engineering school.

James was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He married Betty Bailey on Sept. 21, 1949, inBluefield,Va. They lived most of their married life in Morris. He was employed at Aurora Caterpillar Tractor Company and the Joliet Arsenal. He was also employed for more than 25 years at theMorrisHospital.

Survivors include his three sons, Kirby (Paulette) Walton of Anderson, Ind., Randy Walton of Morris and Duanne Walton of Morris; three grandchildren, Alexandra and Phillip Walton and Erica (Roy) Salcido; four great-grandchildren, Joseph and Aria Grandadas, Ashley Williams and Aneiah Salcido; two sisters, Kay May of Maryland and Donna (Randall) Hamilton of W.V.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty, on March 11, 2008; one son, Kenneth, in infancy; and three sisters, Jacquilyne Alverson, Sandra Sparks and Barbara Richardson.

He was a member of theFirstUnitedMethodistChurch and M&M Group at First Christian Church. He was also proud of the 36,000 hours he volunteered at the Morris Hospital Lifeline and Patient Transportation Service.

Fruland Funeral Home,121 W. Jefferson St., Morris, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call 815-942-0700 or sign the online guestbook at www.frulandfuneralhome.com.

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William J. Haines Sr.

By: Doylestown Intelligencer - November 17, 2009 03:05 AM

The Intelligencer

William J. Haines Sr. of Hatboro died on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, atDoylestownHospital. He was 81.

He was the beloved husband for 42 years of Florence H. Johnson Haines who died in 2000.

Born inPhiladelphia, he was the son of the late William and Ella Monks Haines.

Bill was a resident of Hatboro for 76 years. He was a lifelong farmer who knew what the earth was for. He and his family farmed throughout Bucks andMontgomery counties for many years.

After his retirement from farming he went to work for theUpperMorelandParks and Recreations Department, for several years.

Bill was a proud veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

A lifelong Democrat, he faithfully worked the polls during all the elections.

He enjoyed deer hunting in the mountains and salt water fishing at theNew Jersey shore, and sometimes he would even try his luck at a game of chance. He was a movie buff, who enjoyed watching an old movie on a dreary day.

He will be deeply missed by his devoted family and friends.

He is survived by his children and their spouses: Marie Doras of Daleville, Va., William J. Haines Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Berwick, Pa., and Patricia M. Taylor and her husband, Mark, of New Britain; two brothers, Jack Haines and his wife, Joan, of Ohio, and Howard Haines and his wife, Vivian, of Rushland.

He also is survived by four grandchildren: Patty Lee, Donna Lynn, Joseph, and Angela; four great-grandchildren: Marie, Heather, Christina and Maryellen; and three great-great-grandchildren: Skyler, Theodore and Holly. He also is survived by his special friend, Gail Roth.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, until his funeral service at 10:30 a.m. at Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home,241 E. Butler Ave. (Route 202 atSandy Ridge Road),New Britain. Interment will take place inSunsetMemorial Park, Feasterville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to Mesothelioma Research, c/o University of Pennsylvania, 16 Penn Tower, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, or to a charity of the one's choice. Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home,

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Help For AllUS Navy Mesothelioma Victims From Asbestos Exposure

 

By Medicalread Staff | Published  11/16/2009 |

If you are a victim of Mesothelioma, a family member, or friend of a victim, Americas Watchdog is there for you. Americas Watchdog has created theMesotheliomaVictimsCenter as a free service to victims or family members of victims, of a rare form of cancer called Mesothelioma. Americas Watchdog has initiated this very complete free service because there was literally nothing close to this type of service in theUnited States, and because this type of service is sorely needed by Mesothelioma victims and their families. TheMesotheliomaVictimsCenter was created to assist victims & their families in every way possible. Victims who served in the US Navy are especially encouraged to contact the group.

(PRWEB) April 28, 2008 -- Americas Watchdog has created the most useful service for victims or family members of victims of Mesothelioma available in theUS. Mesothelioma is a rare, and lethal form of cancer. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. The group never realized that there was no safety net for victims, to get help from the government or VA. They did not know how difficult it might be to get veterans benefits or social security benefits. Americas Watchdog also discovered that it is critical for victims of this lethal disease to get proper legal representation. They have designed theMesotheliomaVictimsCenter to be the national advocacy center for the victims and family members of Mesothelioma. Their service is free. The web site is located at http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.com.

Their services include:

Assisting the victims obtain Social Security permanent disability payments If the victim is a veteran and was exposed to asbestos during military duty, we will work with the victim and his/her family in obtaining veterans disability and health care benefits. We will assist the family in getting the best possible health care options We will assist the victim in getting legal representation. We will assist the victim and their family in getting counseling on a wide variety of topics that arise from this disease. A victim of Mesothelioma or their family can call the group any time at 866-714-6466.

Who Can Get Mesothelioma? Individuals exposed to asbestos. As Follows

Individuals who served in the US Navy. Especially Navy personnel who served in or around naval ship engine rooms. Members of theUS Army, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. Naval ship yard workers Ship yard workers Automotive repair specialists Construction workers Plumbers Demolition contractors Because no other group is providing this full range of services and because victims and their families need assistance in these areas, Americas Watchdog is doing this at no charge because its the right thing to do. Americas Watchdog'sMesotheliomaVictimsCenter web site is located at Http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com . Any one wishing more information can call theMesotheliomaVictimsCenter anytime at 866-714-6466.

Americas Watchdog and its Mesothelioma Victims Center are all about taking care of precious souls in need, and corporate responsibility.

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US Navy veteran dies ofmesothelioma at age 85

Dec 18, 2009 - Barron News-Shield.

 

Prescott O. Solie, 85,Barron,Wis., surrounded by his family, went peacefully to be with his Lord Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, following a battle with mesothelioma.

 

He was born April 11, 1924, inMaple GroveTownship,BarronCounty, the son of Harry and Esther (Matheson) Solie. He grew up in theCumberland and Barron areas, graduating fromBarronHigh School in 1942.Prescott served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a radar specialist in the Pacific front.

He married Dorothy Ellen Johnson on June 20, 1947, atRiceLake.Prescott was a master plumber. He worked for Solie and Son in Barron and other plumbing firms in the surrounding area, including Phalen and Popple,ChippewaFalls.

His passions were family, coffee shop friends, helping others, farming and tinkering in his shop.

Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Ingrid (Gary) Jagodzinski of Eagan, Minn., and Ellen (Daniel) Peterson of Chetek; a son, Paul (Grachia) of Grantsburg; an exchange student daughter, Marcia (Ian) Pakes of Victoria, Australia; grandchildren, Alysa (Jonathon) Bell of Botswana, Africa, Sara Peterson of Pella, Iowa, Dorothy Ann (Lorin) Divine of Rice Lake, Luke (Julie) Peterson of Lakewood, Colo., and Peter (Brook) Solie of Rice Lake; and many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother,Burton.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, fromPrairieLakeEvangelicalCovenantChurch,PrairieLakeTownship, with Pastor Philip Rohler officiating. Burial followed atWaysideCemetery, Barron, with military rites accorded by Barron American Legion Post #212 and VFW Post #8338.

Visitation was held 4-7 p.m. Friday from Rausch and Steel Funeral Home, Barron, and an hour prior to services at the church.

 

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Veteran Alert: VA Recognizes Agent Orange as Cause of Illness

 

More than 35 years after the end of the Vietnam War, the VA has finally acknowledged that Agent Orange is responsible for a variety of diseases, including cancer

Syracuse,New York 10/14/2009 04:07 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

 

In an announcement that prompted a collective sigh of relief and satisfaction from the American Legion and scores of Vietnam vets nationwide, the Department of Veterans Affairs recently recognized the herbicide Agent Orange as a contributor to the development of three diseases that regularly plague those who fought in the jungles of Vietnam, where the chemical was widely used to kill dense foliage.

 

Though many consider the proclamation “too little, too late”, Veterans Affairs, prompted by a report compiled by the Institute of Medicine, announced this week that Agent Orange is a contributor to the development of hairy cell leukemia – a very rare form of cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, and ischemic heart disease. It has also been unofficially linked to a host of other diseases, such as asthma, pleurisy, tuberculosis, thyroid disease, and more. Many veterans suffering from these diseases seek costly treatment atveteran medical centers nationwide.

 

From 1962 to 1971, an estimated 21 million gallons of the toxic chemical was sprayed in the jungles ofVietnam. Intended to decrease the density of the foliage there in order to make it difficult for enemy troops to conceal themselves, it also sickened and killed both soldiers and civilians who came in contact with the herbicide.

 

Many liken the effects of Agent Orange on the veterans of the Vietnam Conflict to the effects of asbestos on those veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War. During that era, veteran asbestos exposure was at its highest and large numbers of those who toiled inU.S. shipyards later developed mesothelioma, a severe form of cancer attributed only to asbestos exposure.

 

Mesothelioma attacks the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart and is caused when tiny asbestos particles become lodged in those areas and cause scarring and, in some cases, cancerous tumors. The disease can remain latent in the body for up to 50 years, and when symptoms finally surface, the cancer is in advanced stages. At that point, mesothelioma treatment is only minimally successful.

 

However, doctors like thoracic oncologist Dr. David Sugarbaker ofBoston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute continue to work to develop new ways to successfully treat the many veterans and others who suffer from malignant mesothelioma. Founder of the International Pleural Mesothelioma Program, Sugarbaker focuses on multi-modal treatment of the disease and has dedicated much of his research to finding ways to improve the life expectancy of mesothelioma victims.  

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Military Asbestos Exposures

Nov 11, 2008 - 7:33:20 PM

 

In recent years, there has been a rising incidence of mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer, among current and former members of the armed forces in theUnited States. Asbestos? Many believe asbestos to be a problem of the past. And while indeed the majority of asbestos products were banned by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the late 1970's, exposures from many years ago are just now beginning to cause serious health consequences, including among veterans and military service men and women.

Why does asbestos exposure affect members of the armed services and veterans?

Asbestos was used primarily as an insulation material, but was also very fire-retardant and resistant to temperature transfer. These are all qualities that are common within the military infrastructure, given that many military installations are designed for combat situations. The most common exposures occurred aboard naval vessels and naval shipyards. Asbestos was used to line piping, electrical fixtures, and hull constructions in naval vessels. Many of these fixtures still exist or existed long after asbestos was banned.

As asbestos fixtures become older they become more unstable and more hazardous. Technicians who worked with any of the above fixtures, aboard naval vessels or elsewhere in military installations, likely encountered asbestos on numerous occasions. When these materials are repaired or replaced it is likely they will be disturbed to the point where they are hazardous. As asbestos fibers are disturbed they are easily released into the air where they are available to inhale.

What are some possible effects of adverse asbestos exposure?

Health effects related to inhaled asbestos fiber can range from minor respiratory malfunction to the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer that originates in the lining of the lungs. Asbestos fibers are durable and uniquely shaped. Their durability and shape allow for them to easily lodge in the body’s inner tissue and not be broken down by the body’s normal defense mechanisms. Those who believe they may have been exposed to asbestos should consult with their physician immediately about their exposure history. Doctors will be able to alert those at risk of possible indications of an adverse exposure. Early identifications of symptoms can go a long way in the availability of certain treatment options for mesothelioma and other conditions.

 

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Veteran-SpecificHospitals andMedicalCenters

Veterans who are seeking medical care have the same options as any American, but many choose to turn to veteran-specific hospitals and medical centers for their care. These facilities are run by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, better known as simply the VA. The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care system in theU.S., consisting of 153 medical centers, outpatient clinics, community living centers,VetCenters, and Domiciliaries.

The hospitals and medical centers that are part of the VA system offer a full-range of medical services including surgery, critical care, physical therapy, orthopedics, oncology, mental health care, dental and vision care, and much more. Some VA hospitals offer advanced services as well, including organ transplants and plastic surgery.

Veterans' healthcare facilities serve both men and women and eligibility for treatment at a VA hospital is based solely on active military service in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Those who served in the Merchant Marines during WWII are also eligible. Reservists and National Guard members who were called to active duty by a Federal Executive Order may qualify for VA health care benefits as well and eligibility is also not limited to those who served in combat. WWI or WWII veterans from allied countries may also be eligible for treatment at a Veterans Administration hospital. Other groups who provided military service to theU.S. may also be eligible for care through the system. (Refer towww.va.gov for particulars.)

Some of the hospitals in the VA healthcare system include:

AlbanyVAMedicalCenter

Part of the Upstate New York VA Healthcare Network, theAlbanyMedicalCenter (also known as theStrattonMedicalCenter) serves vets in 22 counties of upstateNew York, westernMassachusetts, andVermont. The facility offers specialized services including cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, stereotactic radiosurgery, hospice/palliative care, adult day health care, post-traumatic stress disorder, compensated work therapy, memory clinic, geriatric assessment, nursing home and respite care. It is also a designatedComprehensiveCancerCenter.

Manhattan Campus of the NY VA System

This campus is located onEast 23rd Street on the east side of the city. This facility offers a daycare for veterans' children, primary care programs, free "hoptel" units providing lodging to eligible vets, a homeless veteran' treatment program, mental health services, a pharmacy, and readjustment services for recently returning war vets. Women's health is also specifically addressed.

San FranciscoVAMedicalCenter

ThisSan Francisco hospital is a large facility that offers a wealth of services for eligible veterans ranging from audiology and cancer care to visual impairment services and everything in between. There's also a homeless center on site as well as a post traumatic stress disorder clinic and a psychosocial rehab and recovery center. TheSan FranciscoVA hospital serves an 8-county area ofNorthern California. Affiliated community-based clinics are in Ukiah,Eureka,San Bruno, andSanta Rosa.

DallasVA Center

This facility is located on an 84-acre campus in downtownDallas, employing more than 3,600 staff members and utilizing about 1,000 volunteers. It consists of a 289-bed acute careMedicalCenter as well as a transitional care unit, domiciliary care unit, a spinal cord injury center, a small telemetry unit, and a psychiatric residential rehab treatment program.

FayettevilleVAMedicalCenter

This VA center serves veterans in 19 counties in southeasternNorth Carolina and 2 counties in northeasternSouth Carolina. Consisting of one main center and three outpatient clinics, the Fayetteville VA Medical Center offers an extensive range of treatments in its primary care facility as well as extended care and rehab, specialty care including oncology, a spinal cord injury program, and a women's health program.

Puget SoundVAMedicalCenter

The Puget Sound Healthcare System consists of two divisions. TheAmericanLake facility inTacoma, which opened after World War I as a neuro-psychiatric facility, is now a multi-care facility, affiliated with theUniversity ofWashington. TheSeattle division was built after World War II and includes the VA's first bone marrow transplant unit, a geriatric research, education and evaluation unit, a same-day surgical unit for outpatient procedures, a substance abuse treatment facility; and a spinal cord injury center.

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