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North Carolina – Asbestos Litigation – Mesothelioma Lawsuit

 

Garlock Sealing Technologies MovesToward a Permanent Resolution of Asbestos Litigation

- Business Will Continue to Operate Without Interruption

By: PR Newswire

Jun. 5, 2010 09:25 AM

PALMYRA,N.Y., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, a global leader in fluid-sealing products and a wholly owned subsidiary ofEnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO), announced that it has taken a step toward a permanent resolution ofasbestos-related personal injury claims against the company. Today,Garlock filed a voluntary petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District ofNorth CarolinainCharlotte to establish a trust to resolve all current and future asbestos claims againstGarlock under Section 524(g) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

The filing includes the Garrison Litigation Management Group, Ltd., which managesGarlock's asbestos claims and relationships with its insurers, and The Anchor Packing Company, which ceased operations in the mid-1990s.

"With this action, we moved toward resolving asbestos claims against our company in a permanent, transparent and efficient manner," said DaleHerold, president ofGarlock Sealing Technologies. "We have begun a process that we believe will result in a comprehensive resolution of all current and future claims againstGarlock while preserving the value and protecting the future of our company and without interruption of our normal business operations."

Garlock previously manufactured products which contained asbestos. Despite the fact that the asbestos fibers were non-friable and encapsulated within the product,Garlock has defended claims regardingexposure to asbestos in gasket sealing products for 35 years.Garlock has processed more than 900,000 asbestos claims to conclusion (including judgments, settlements and dismissals) and, together with its insurers, has paid over $1.4 billion in settlements and judgments and over $400 million in fees and expenses.

Garlock anticipates that the process it initiated today will not disrupt service to customers, that suppliers will be paid in full, that employees will retain their salaries and benefits and that retiree pensions and other benefits will continue to be paid in the ordinary course.

Garlock has obtained $10 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from Bank of America, which, subject to court approval, would provide additional liquidity, if necessary, during the process.

Herold stated, "Garlock's cash flows should be sufficient for us to operate our business without interruption and to maintain our commitments to our employees, customers, and suppliers. The DIP financing would provide additional resources, should we need them. As we begin this process, we have complete confidence in the dedication of our employees, who are the core of our operation. We also greatly value our relationships with our customers and suppliers and appreciate their continuing support."

"Most importantly, we remain committed to excellence in all that we do. We will continue to be a safe and productive company, a good neighbor, a good place to work and a strong competitor," addedHerold.

Garlock will operate in the ordinary course under court protection from asbestos claimants while in the claims resolution process available under Chapter 11. All pending litigation againstGarlock will be stayed as the company seeks to develop and implement a court-approved plan to permanently resolve all asbestos-related claims.Garlock plans to negotiate with representatives of asbestos claimants to establish a trust to pay all valid claims. Absent a negotiated resolution,Garlock intends to ask the court to determine the amount necessary to fund the trust.

"This step is not an indication of current financial distress atGarlock,"Herold said. "Our company is strong. We believe we can fund a settlement trust in full with our own resources while maintaining our position as the leader in fluid sealing technology and preserving our opportunities for growth."

Steve Macadam, president and chief executive officer ofEnPro Industries, said, "We are completely committed toGarlock. It is a core investment, and we will continue to seek opportunities for growth in the markets it serves."

The filing covers onlyGarlock operations inPalmyra,New York andHouston,Texas.Garlock Rubber Technologies,GarlockHelicoflex,Pikotek,Technetics,Garlock Europe andGarlock operations inCanada,Mexico orAustralia are not affected by the filing, nor isEnPro Industries or any otherEnPro operating subsidiary.

AboutGarlock Sealing Technologies

Headquartered inPalmyra,NY,Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC is anEnPro Industries, Inc. company (NYSE: NPO). For more than a century,Garlock has been helping customers efficiently seal the toughest process fluids in the most demanding applications.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not historical fact, are forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "may," "hope," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," and other expressions which are predictions of or indicate future events and developments and which do not relate to historical matters identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events and results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to:Garlock's ability to reach acceptable agreements with asbestos claimants and other creditors,Garlock's ability to obtain court approval for a proposed plan, unforeseen developments affectingGarlock's ability to pay creditors in full and adequately fund a trust to resolve all current and future asbestos claims. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement made in this release to reflect any change in management's expectations or any change in the assumptions or circumstances on which such statements are based.

SOURCEGarlock Sealing Technologies LLC

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North Carolina – Asbestos Exposure – Asbestos Related Deaths

Asbestos Exposure and Lung Cancer

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Textile Workers Face Greater Lung Cancer Risk

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People who worked in asbestos textile plants during the period from the 1950s to 1970s face a significantly increased risk of lung cancer and death due tochrysotile asbestos exposure, according to a study published in the journal, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Asbestos has previously been linked to an increasedrisk of lung cancer,mesothelioma, andasbestosis (a chronic lung disorder). This study specifically looked at fourNorth Carolina plants that produced textile products withchrysotile asbestos—the most commonly used form of this industrial fiber.Amosite andcrocidolite are two lesser-used forms of asbestos. Past studies had raised questions about the potential of these different asbestos fibers to cause cancer.

In the current study, researchers looked at the asbestos exposures and medical histories of 5,770 workers who had been employed at the fourNorth Carolina plants between 1950 and 1973. More than 2,500 of the workers died during the study period, 277 of them from lung cancer. The plant workers’ rate of lung cancer was 95 percent higher than that of the general population, and their rate of death from all causes was 45 percent higher. The risk ofmesothelioma was also significantly increased, as were mortality rates for other diseases associated with asbestos exposure, including cancers of the larynx and rectum, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.

The longer the workers were exposed to asbestos fibers, the greater their risk of developing lung cancer and asbestosis. Those who had been employed at the textile plant for 20 or more years faced the highest lung cancer risk. The cancer rate was also higher when several years had elapsed since the asbestos exposure (lung cancer takes many years to develop after a person has been exposed to asbestos).

This study addresses important questions about the cancer-causing potential ofchrysotile asbestos, says lead author, Dana Loomis, PhD, Professor in theSchool ofCommunity Health Sciences at theUniversity ofNevada,Reno. Past research that did not find a clear link betweenchrysotile asbestos andmesothelioma included very fewmesothelioma deaths. The current study, which had access to large numbers of exposed workers, as well as plant exposure data and medical histories, suggests that exposure tochrysotile asbestos does significantly increase the risk formesothelioma, as well as lung cancer.

These findings could be crucial to policy decisions currently being made about the deregulation ofchrysotile asbestos. “Our findings support the conclusion thatchrysotile is carcinogenic [cancer causing] to humans and that it should continue to be regulated like other forms of asbestos,” Dr. Loomis says. “The data do not provide any support for proposals thatchrysotile is safe for wider use. This conclusion is especially relevant for developing countries where strong regulations on asbestos have not been established.”

If you worked in around asbestos and were diagnosed with lung cancer you should speak to a reputable asbestos attorney to find out about your legal rights and deadlines.  For a list of reputable asbestos attorneys in your area send us an email atinfo@cancermonthly.com

Source:
Loomis D, Dement JM, Wolf SH,Richardson DB.Lung cancer mortality and fiber exposures amongNorth Carolina asbestos textile workers.Occup Environ Med. 2009 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]

 

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North Carolina – 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 the U.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 the U.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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North Dakota – Asbestos Trades – 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. Carlsondeveloped 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 Smith developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the U.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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North Carolina – Asbestos Trades –Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuits

27 new asbestos cases filed Nov. 2-6 inMadisonCounty
11/20/2009 7:39 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 27 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Nov. 2 through Nov. 6.

The following suits were filed:

--Bob D.Berlin ofMinnesota, a plumber, sheet metal worker, electrician and laborer at various locations from 1966 until 1979, claims lung cancer.Berlin 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-1188.

--David and Kathleen Black ofNew York claim David Black developed mesothelioma after working as a painter and drywaller from 1971 until 1978, as a mechanic and infantryman at St. Leonard Wood from 1975 until 1997, as an accident investigator for the U.S. Army from 2000 until now and as a shadetree mechanic from 1958 until 1980. The Blacks will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. 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-1165.

--Elroy Christiansen ofWisconsin, an electrician at various locations from 1966 until 1999, claims lung cancer. Christiansen will be represented by Randy S. Cohn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1167.

--Richard Clemons of Virginia, a painter at various locations from 1971 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Clemons 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-1172.

--Janet Elrod claims the recently deceased Betty R. Walker developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos fibers through her family member, William Walker, who worked as an electrician from 1960 until 1972 at various locations. Elrod 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-1195.

--Mark and Margaret Garbry ofNew York claim Mark Garbry developed mesothelioma after his work as a drop hammer operator at Oneida Limited Silverware Company from 1966 until 2009, as a part-time EMT worker from 1989 until 2002 and as a shadetree mechanic in the 1970s. The Garbrys 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-1178.

--Henry C. Gayden ofKentucky, a laborer and welder at various locations from 1967 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Gayden 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-1192.

--Robert N. Gitzen ofPennsylvania, a laborer and steelworker at various locations from 1964 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Gitzen 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-1193.

--Darwin B. Hoover ofLouisiana, a welder and laborer at various locations from 1961 until 1979, claims lung cancer.Hoover will be represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Anglides and Barnerd of East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1191.

--Betty Huff ofMissouri claims her recently deceased husband, J.L. Huff, developed mesothelioma after his work as a maintenance worker, millwright and foreman at Masonite from 1948 until 1985 and as an insulator at Ingalls Shipbuilding in the 1960s. Betty Huff 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-1175.

--Robert M. and Margatette Law of Virginia claim Robert Law developed mesothelioma after his work with Alcoa from 1944 until 1945 and as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1950 until 1971. Robert M. Law was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who worked at the same facility for 20 years while Robert M. Law was living with him. The Laws 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-1183.

--Jeana Manolescu ofNew York claims she developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos fibers through her family member, Vincent Egresits, who worked as a laborer, electrician and home remodeler at various locations from 1970 until 1979. Manolescu 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-1173.

--Arval R. Mason ofArkansas, a laborer at various locations from 1967 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Mason 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-1187.

--Joseph Maurelli Jr. ofColorado, a facilities engineer, an engineer, a project manager and a reactor operator at various locations throughoutIllinois,Minnesota,California,Colorado andIdaho from 1960 until 2009, claims pleural mesothelioma. Maurelli 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-1184.

--Anthony J. McDonald ofNevada, a marine, tree cutter, truck driver and meat cutter at various locations from 1963 until 1979, claims mesothelioma. McDonald 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-1174.

--James Moroney ofWisconsin, a delivery man, mechanic, laborer, millwright and electrician at various locations from 1960 until 2007, claims pleural mesothelioma. Moroney 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-1186.

--Ferris Murphy ofNevada claims her recently deceased husband, Laurence S. Murphy, developed lung cancer after his work as a plumber and home remodeler at various locations from 1955 until 1979. Ferris Murphy 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-1197.

--Aileen Noll of Wisconsin claims her recently deceased father, William Noll, developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic in the U.S. Army from 1969 until 1972, as a laborer at various sites from 1976 until 1977, as a mechanic from 1977 until 1979, as a drywaller and general residential construction worker 1966 until 1978 and as a shadetree mechanic from 1969 until 1991. Aileen Noll 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-1166.

--Keith Pace ofNevada claims his recently deceased father, Alfred Pace, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and shipwright at various locations from 1954 until 1979. Pace 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-1171.

--Melvin and Darlene Peterson of Utah claim Melvin Peterson developed mesothelioma after his work as a car salesman at Bosse Motors from 1959 until 1962, as a bricklayer at Powell College from 1960 until 1961, as a laborer at Standard Refinery from 1961 until 1962, as a car salesman at Capital Chevrolet Company from 1962 until 1964, as a partner in Peterson Brothers Construction Company from 1964 until 1967, as a partner in Peterson Trailer and Auto Sales from 1966 until 1967, as the owner and manager of Peterson Auto Sales beginning in 1967 and as a safety inspector and car repairman at Pete's Texaco beginning in 1972. The Petersons 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-1164.

--Dale Rhine ofIllinois, a laborer, concrete finisher, pipefitter helper and engineer at various locations from 1950 until 1979, claims asbestosis. Rhine 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-1194.

--Antonio Rivas of Washington, a laborer and welder at various locations from 1968 until 1979, claims colon cancer. Rivas 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-1189.

--Gala Seay ofNorth Carolina, a laborer, coal miner and home remodeler at various locations from 1973 until 1979,claims lung cancer. Seay 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-1196.

--Penn Smith of Utah, an electrician at various locations from 1965 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Smith 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-1190.

--Laura Thompson ofNevada, a dental assistant, office manager, bookkeeper and office assistant at various locations throughoutIllinois,California,Arkansas,Montana andUtah, claims mesothelioma. Thompson was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, who worked as a construction laborer and construction supervisor from 1936 until 1961. 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-1179.

--Frances Trillet ofLouisiana, a dental assistant from 1957 until 1963, claims mesothelioma. Trillet will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1182.

--Angela Van Vranken ofTennessee claims her recently deceased mother, Pauline Mahoney, developed mesothelioma after her work as an assembly line worker, waitress and homemaker at various locations throughoutIllinois,Kentucky,Ohio andTennessee from 1943 until 2009. Mahoney was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, William Mahoney Jr., who worked as a motor car repairman, pump repairman, electrician, pipefitter, bridge repairman, bridge inspector and superintendent from 1933 until 1977, and through her son, Barry Mahoney, who worked as a laborer from 1983 until 1988. Van Vranken 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-1168.

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North Carolina – Asbestos Trades – Asbestos Complaints

14 new asbestos complaints filed inMadisonCountyNov. 9-14
11/23/2009 2:30 PM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 14 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Nov. 9 through Nov. 13.

The following complaints were filed:

--Donald W. Armstrong ofNorth Carolina claims his recently deceased father, Earl A. Armstrong,developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician at various locations from 1944 until 1994. Donald W. Armstrong will be represented by Myles L. Epperson of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1222.

--Frank Brown ofTexas, printer at various locations throughoutIllinois,Texas,Florida andColorado from 1954 until 2004, claims pleural mesothelioma. Brown 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-1221.

--Leo Hampton Collins Jr. and Hazel Louann Collins ofSouth Carolina claim Leo Hampton Collins Jr. developed lung cancer after his work as a pipefitter and shipfitter from 1945 until 1951 and as a laborer and maintenance man from 1950 until 1990. The Collins 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-1210.

--Paul Dwayne and Mina Dickerson ofIllinois claim Paul Dwayne Dickerson developed lung cancer after his work as a mechanic, carpenter and glazier at various locations from 1971 until now. The Dickersons 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-1203.

--Toni Gibson-Williams and Elmore Williams Jr. ofOhio claim Toni Gibson-Williams developed mesothelioma after her work as a security guard, assembly line worker, waitress and nurse assistant at various locations from 1978 until now. 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: 09-L-1212.

--Bonnie Glass ofAlabama claims her recently deceased husband, William G. Glass, developed mesothelioma after his work as a painter at various locations inAlabama and as an auto mechanic from 1975 until 1982. Bonnie Glass 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-1223.

--Reford McGuire of Ohio, a transmission assembler and brake packer at General Motors from 1962 until 1991, claims mesothelioma. McGuire will be represented by Jackalyn A. Olinger, T. Barton French and Nate Mudd of French and Mudd inSt. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1217.

--Victor Nottoli ofOklahoma, a clerk, mail carrier and assembler at various locations throughoutIllinois,California,Texas andFlorida, claims mesothelioma. Nottoli will be represented G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of Simmons, Browder and Gianaris inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1219.

--Emma J. Oldham ofMissouri claims mesothelioma.Oldham was exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a boilermaker and pipefitter from 1952 until 1981. Oldham 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-1214.

--Leon Roberson ofWisconsin, an assembly line worker, crane operator, truck driver, contractor and bar owner at various locations throughoutIllinois,Wisconsin,Tennessee,Arkansas andKentucky from 1961 until 2009, claims pleural mesothelioma. Roberson 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-1208.

--Tonnie Louise Teague ofAlabama claims her recently deceased husband, Wallace Teague, developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer for the railroad from 1948 until 1950, as a lineman at Miller Weaver Cable Company from 1950 until 1952 and as a laborer at Ben Hey and Company from 1952 until 1972. Tonnie Louise Teague 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-1211.

--Udeyne Weber ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Louis Weber, developed lung cancer after his work as a pipefitter, laborer and painter inIllinois from 1941 until 1983. Udeyne Weber 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-1205.

--Joseph Whitehead of Indiana, a laborer and janitor at various locations from 1951 until 1986, claims mesothelioma. Whitehead will be represented by Randy S. Cohn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1213.

--Dwight Wood Jr. of Indiana, a stock boy, meat apprentice, power inspector, electrician, power station laborer and turbine operator at various locations throughoutKentucky,Louisiana,Georgia andColorado from 1969 until 2009, claims lung cancer. Wood 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-1220.

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North Carolina – Asbestos Cases –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 the U.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 the U.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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 North Carolina – Asbestos Trades – Asbestos Mesothelioma Claims Filed

17 new asbestos claims filed inMadisonCountyJuly 20-24
7/29/2009 9:42 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of 17 newasbestos lawsuits were filed inMadisonCounty during the week of July 20 through July 24.

The following claims were filed:

--Patrick Arthur ofFlorida claims his recently deceased father, Armand Arthur, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and cabinet maker from 1955 until 1995. Patrick Arthur is represented by Brian J. Cooke of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-771.

--Jerome Brockmeyer, a chemical operator at National Lead from 1955 until 1980 and at Combustion Engineering from 1981 until 1997, claims mesothelioma. Brockmeyer 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-764.

--Veronica Campbell ofTexas claims a recently deceased man, James R. Campbell, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, high school teacher, high school vocational work study program coordinator, high school principal and associate principal and academy superintendent at various locations from 1953 until 1979. Veronica Campbell is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-742.

--Steven H. Coody, an owner and mechanic at Steve Coody Trucking from 1972 until 1981; a farmer and mechanic at Coody Farm from 1963 until 2009; and a construction worker and shadetree mechanic from 1966 until 2009, claims mesothelioma. Coody is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, C. Taylor Campbell, J.D. McMullen and William H. Barfield of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-758.

--Mark Custance ofCalifornia claims a recently decease man, Howard Custance, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer. Mark Custance is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-756.

--Edwardo J. Dorato and Barbara Dorato of Nevada allege Edwardo J. Dorato developed mesothelioma after his work as an infantryman and maintenance man in the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1956; as a produce packer at Arrow Packing Co. from 1957 until 1967; as a surveyor's assistant at Jefferson Construction from 1967 until 1968; as a position cook at Ice Cream Parlor from 1968 until 1969; as a grill man at George's Restaurant from 1969 until 1980; as a prep cook from 1980 until 1982; and as a grill man from 1982 until 1993 at Dottie's Kitchen. The Doratos are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-750.

--Patricia Fillmore ofMissouri alleges the recently deceased David Fillmore developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer. Patricia Fillmore is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-755.

--Stanley E. Fisher of Indiana, a bricklayer, switchman, laborer and forklift operator from 1951 until 1979, claims colon cancer. Fisher is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-745.

--Robert Flippin, a heavy construction worker from 1963 until 1966; a large pipe insulation material installer and retriever from 1966 until 1969; a heavy construction worker from 1969 until 1971; and a production and fabrication line worker from 1972 until 1976, claims mesothelioma. Flippin 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-763.

--Gordon Hatcher Jr. ofAlabama claims his recently deceased father, Gordon Hatcher Sr. developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician and laborer. Gordon Hatcher Jr. is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-754.

--Florence Hudson of Missouri, a furnace repairman and truck driver at various locations inIllinois andMissouri from 1958 until 1998, claims lung cancer.Hudson 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-765.

--Wanda Kidd ofOklahoma claims her recently deceased husband, Kenneth M. Kidd, developed mesothelioma after his work as a steamfitter, welder, pipefitter, plumber, engineer and shopfitter at various locations throughoutIllinois andMissouri during the 1940s. Kidd is represented by Myles L. Epperson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-748.

--Sophia and James Kirn ofIllinois allege Sophia Kirn developed Mesothelioma after her work as a laborer at American Can Company in 1948 and as an operator at Illinois Bell Telephone from 1956 until 1991. Sophia Kirn was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked from 1943 until 1954 as a laborer at American Can Company, from 1954 until 1971 as a laborer at Edwards Pole and Wire, as a laborer at Man Power in 1972, as a laborer at Waukegan Township Highway Department in 1973 and as a laborer at North Short Sanitary District from 1975 until 1992, according to the complaint. The Kirns are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-741.

----Lois M. Lane of Missouri claims she developed mesothelioma after her secondary exposure to asbestos fibers through her ex-husband, who worked as a cook in the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1955; as a laborer at Continental Can from 1955 until 1961; as a carpenter at Fruin-Colnon in 1961; as a laborer at Mitchell's Auto Salvage from 1961 until 1962; and as a laborer at Sander's Auto Salvage from 1962 until 1982. Lane is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-757.

--Patrick and Anna McGrath ofIllinois claim Patrick McGrath developed mesothelioma after his work as a painter, laborer and computer consultant from 1969 until now. The McGraths are 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-753.

--Paul Myers ofNorth Carolina, a laborer, welder and assembly and construction worker from 1959 until 1998 at various locations throughout Illinois, Ohio and Delaware,claims mesothelioma. Myers is represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. and Ryan J. Kiwala of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-752.

--Richard L. Neathammer ofAlabama claims his recently deceased father, Richard U. Neathammer, developed mesothelioma after his work as a fireman, sales associate, manager and courier at various locations throughoutIllinois andMissouri from 1947 until 1992. Neathammer is represented by Myles L. Epperson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-749.

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North Carolina – Asbestos Trades – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

18 new asbestos cases filed June 29-July 3
7/14/2009 12:26 PM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 18 newasbestos lawsuits were filed inMadisonCounty during the week of June 29 through July 3.

The following claims were filed:

--Kathleen K. and Mark Anderson ofVirginia allege Kathleen K. Anderson developed mesothelioma after her work on a family farm, where she operated farm equipment and helped with daily chores. Kathleen K. Anderson also worked as an office assistant in the counselor's office from 1966 until 1970 and at the newspaper during her high school years, according to the complaint. In addition, she worked as an administrative assistant atWest Des MoinesSchool District for 14 years and worked as a secretary at IA Conservation Commission and in the plant nursery at Southern States Co-op until 2008, the suit states. 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-699.

--Erick Applebet ofTennessee alleges his recently deceased father, Percy Applebet, developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer at various locations from 1955 until 1979. 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-691.

--Edward Bundy ofCalifornia, a farm hand, musician, sandblaster, assistant manager, pug bill, truck driver, stockman, manager, laborer, security guard and assistant site manager from 1956 until 2009, claims mesothelioma. T. Barton French Jr. and Nate Mudd of French and Mudd inSt. Louis will be representing him. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-681.

--Roger L. and Kathy W. Carter ofTennessee claim Roger L. Carter developed lung cancer after his work as a millwright for Magnus Products from 1956 until 1966 and for Ford Motor Company from 1966 until 1970. Roger L. Carter also worked in the maintenance filed from 1970 until now. The Carters 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-679.

--Roberta Compton ofNew Jersey claims her recently deceased husband, Robert Compton, developed mesothelioma after his work as a shipfitter, pipefitter and salesman at various locations from 1942 until 1979. Roberta Compton is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-694.

--Ralph Fry ofOhio, a laborer and welder at various locations from 1943 until 1982, claims mesothelioma. Fry is represented by Brian J. Cooke and Karoline Carstens of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-686.

--Robert E. and Linnea Harris of Illinois claims Robert E. Harris developed mesothelioma after his work as a machinist mate in the U.S. Navy from 1960 until 1967; as an auxiliary operator from 1967 until 1973, as a health physicist from 1973 until 1976; as a supervisor from 1976 until 1983, serving various capacities at Numanco from 1983 until 1987 and at various companies from 1987 until present. The Harrises 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-680.

--Walter Gooden ofIllinois, a sander, punch operator, fork lift driver and welder at various locations from 1953 until 1993, claims lung cancer and asbestosis. Gooden is represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-698.

--John Jacobs ofArkansas, a plater, laborer and construction worker at various locations from 1967 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Jacobs is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-693.

--Lillian S. Johnson of Florida claims her recently deceased husband, Charles E. Johnson, developed lung cancer after his work as an audit clerk in the U.S. Army from 1946 until 1951; in the examining division of the bureau of engraving and printing in 1949; in the Geography Division of the Bureau of Census in 1949; in the Insurance Modification Division of the Federal Housing Administration from 1949 until 1956; as a computer operator in the D.C. Army National Guard from 1956 until 1959; as a technician at the Bureau of the Census from 1959 until 1962 and as supervisor of the Electornics Lab and Computer Lab in the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office from 1962 until 1978. Charles E. Johnson was also secondarily exposed to asbestos during the remodeling of his parents' home from 1947 until 1977 and through his uncle who worked from 1938 until 1963 as a factory worker, according to a complaint. Johnson is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-682.

--Marlene Jones ofPennsylvania, a psychiatric aide from 1969 until 1974, claims mesothelioma. Jones is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-697.

--Howard Lawrence ofNorth Carolina,an electricians mate and salesman at various locations from1949 until 1999,alleges mesothelioma.Lawrence is represented by Randy S. Cohn of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-701.

--Monroe Newsome of Illinois, a coal miner and laborer at various locations from 1966 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Newsome is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-696.

--Larry A. Post of Nebraska, who worked for the National Guard Reserves from 1963 until 1969, as a steamfitter at Natkin Service of Omaha from 1962 until 1963, as a steamfitter at Siebler Heating from 1978 until 1981, as a steamfitter at City Wide Heating from 1975 until 1978 and as a steamfitter at All Seasons Heating from 1996 until 1997, claims mesothelioma. Post is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-700.

--John C. Riley Jr. ofCalifornia, a custodian at various locations from 1973 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Riley is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-692.

--Rosie Rogers ofAlabama claims her recently deceased father, Eddie Winston, developed mesothelioma after his work as a pipefitter at Ingalls Shipyard from 1953 until 1996.Rogers 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-687.

--Kenneth and Judith Stockton of Texas allege Kenneth Stockton developed mesothelioma after his work as an aircraft mechanic from 1967 until 1973; as a truck and warehouse helper at Carnation Milk in 1962; as a carpenter at Stauffer Chemical Company and Shell Oil Company in 1963; as a laborer at various construction sties from 1964 until 1966; as an assistant manager from 1967 until 1971; as a real estate investor from 1971 until 1972; as a laborer during the renovation of St. James Condominium from 1972 until 1974; as a mortgage banker at Ben G. McGuire and Co. from 1972 until 1985; as mortgage banker at Stockton, Luedemann and French from 1985 until 1999 and as a mortgage banker at Northmarq Capital from 1999 until 2009. TheStocktons are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-683.

--Maurilio Ulteras ofCalifornia, a laborer at various locations from 1966 until 1975, claims mesothelioma. Ulteras is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-695.

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North Carolina – Asbestos Exposure – Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuit

29 new asbestos cases filed inMadisonCountyJune 8-12
6/23/2009 7:12 AM By Kelly Holleran 

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

The following complaints were filed:

--Linda Barrier ofColorado claims her recently deceased husband, James L. Barrier, developed lung cancer after his work as a mechanic, industrial equipment repairman and rental property renovator from 1965 until 1979. Barrier is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-611.

--Patricia Blundell ofTexas claims her recently deceased husband, Jimmie Blundell, developed mesothelioma after his work as a carpenter, roofer and factory worker at various locations from 1962 until 1979. Blundell is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-617.

--Norma Briesacher ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Robert Briesacher, developed lung cancer after his work as a supervisor and delivery driver from 1962 until 1975. Briesacher is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-599.

--Jackie Ray Casteel ofIllinois, a derrick hand and motorman in an oilfield from 1979 until 1986, claims asbestosis. Casteel is represented by Patricia S. Murphy of Murphy Law Office in Energy. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-591.

--Cheryl Copeland ofIllinois claims her recently deceased husband, Herman Copeland, developed mesothelioma after his work as a mechanic and carpenter at various locations inIllinois andIndiana from 1970 until 2005. Copeland is represented by Amy E. Garrett and W. Brent Copple of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-624.

--Joyce Corbyn claims her recently deceased husband, George Corbyn, developed mesothelioma after his work as a carpenter at various locations from 1947 until 1979. Corbyn is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-618.

--John Robert Cox ofIllinois, a roughneck and driller on the oilfield from 1952 until 1986, claims asbestosis. Cox is represented by Patricia S. Murphy of Murphy Law Office in Energy. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-590.

--Laura Dawes ofConnecticut, a mail sorter, assembly line worker and welder from 1971 until 1979, claims mesothelioma. Dawes is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-593.

--Joseph DeMauro Sr. ofConnecticut, an apprentice carpenter, laborer, sweeper and painter from 1952 until 1979, claims lung cancer. DeMauro is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-597.

--Donna Elliott, representative of the heirs and estate of Shirley Elliott, claims Shirley Elliott developed mesothelioma after her work at Cedar Village Restaurant from the 1960s until the 1990s. Shirley Elliott was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her former spouse, Nathan Elliott, who worked for various employers including the Kentucky National Guard and Ward Engineering from 1949 until 1974, according to the complaint. Shirley Elliott was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, Eugene Drake, who worked as a laborer for L and N Railroad from 1954 until 1958. Donna Elliott is represented by Randy 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-615.

--George T. Engle ofIllinois, a floor hand on the oilfield from 1966 until 1978, claims asbestosis. Engle is represented by Patricia S. Murphy of Murphy Law Office in Energy. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-589.

--Maria Feola ofFlorida claims her recently deceased husband, Amerigo Feola, developed mesothelioma after his work as a concrete finisher, laborer and supervisor at various locations from 1953 until 1970. Feola is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-601.

--Leroy W. Gammon ofIllinois, a derrick hand, driller, pusher and chain hand from 1955 until 1981, claims asbestosis. Gammon is represented by Patricia S. Murphy of Murphy Law Office in Energy. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-588.

--Ronald Garlick ofIllinois, a roughneck and chain hand on the oilfield from 1963 until 1974, claims asbsestosis. Garlick is represented by Patricia S. Murphy of Murphy Law Firm in Energy. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-587.

--Glenna Goede ofMissouri claims her recently deceased husband, Gerald Goede, developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer, oiler, aircraft mechanic and engineer from 1946 until 1979. Goede is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-619.

--Dolores Hallee ofMaine, a stacker operator at various locations from 1971 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Hallee says she was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her family member, Norman Hallee, who worked as a boiler mechanic and maintenance supervisor at various locations from 1952 until 1979. Hallee is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-594.

--Marie B. Hawks ofNorth Carolina claims her recently deceased husband, William F. Hawks Sr.,developed lung cancer after his work as a concrete worker, laborer and boiler mechanic at various locations from 1970 until 1979. Hawks is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-602.

--Clarence Steven Heil ofIllinois, a floorhand in the oilfield from 1960 through the 1980s, claims asbestosis. Patricia S. Murphy of Murphy Law Office in Energy will be representing Heil. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-586.

--Anna Hess claims she was secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a mechanic from 1955 until 1980. Because of her exposure, Hess says she developed mesothelioma. Hess 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-629.

--James W. Howell Jr. ofMississippi claims mesothelioma on behalf of a recently deceased woman, Patricia A. Tigner, who worked as a beautician at a local beauty shop for 35 years. Tigner was also secondarily exposed to asbestos through her grandfather, who worked on various heavy equipment; through Burt Howell, who used Euclid products as a dirt mover; through her cousin Bobby Joe Tigner, who was a welder by trade and worked on boilers at Dupont and Exxon; through her husband, who was a used car salesman; through William Tigner, who did roofing and drywall work; and through her sister, who worked in various plants. Howell is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-583.

--Margaret L. Kohler ofWashington claims her recently deceased husband, Peter Kohler Sr., a pipefitter at various locations from 1946 until 1979, developed mesothelioma. Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton will be representing Kohler. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-598.

--Engelbert Kraus ofMichigan, a teacher, counselor and YMCA instructor and maintenance worker from 1943 until 1979, claims mesothelioma. Kraus is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-595.

--Justine Mellynchuk ofMassachusetts claims her friend, Gloria Bishop, developed mesothelioma after her work as a waitress and insulator at various locations from 1943 until 1973. Mellynchuk is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-604.

--Virginia Neely of Missouri claims her recently deceased husband, Roy Neely, developed pleural plaques after his work as a laborer at various locations from 1956 until 1979. Neely is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-610.

--Daniel Nichols ofTennessee, a laborer and roofer at various locations from 1960 until 1979, claims lung cancer. Nichols is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-596.

--Vergie Mae Overbee, a self-employed grocer in 1968; a coil winder at Consolidated Radio from 1951 until 1956; a laborer at Zenith Radio from 1957 until 1967; a laborer at Motorola from 1967 until 1968; a laborer at GM from 1969 until 1971; a member of a labor gang at Kaiser Aluminum in 1969; a packer and cleaner at Johnson and Johnson from 1970 until 1972; a home construction worker from 1971 until 1972; and a laborer at Zenith Radio from 1955 through 1966, claims mesothelioma. Overbee is 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 Baragona and Lauren H. Ware of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-616.

--Herschel Don Phillips of Illinois, a derrick hand, floor hand and drilling foreman from 1961 through 1972 and from 1981 until 1983, claims asbestosis. Phillips is represented by Patricia S. Murphy of Murphy Law Office in Energy. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-585.

--Barbara Senko ofArizona claims her recently deceased husband, Robert Senko, developed mesothelioma after his work as a marine machinist from 1959 until 1979. Senko is represented by Robert Phillips, Perry J. Browder and Rosalind M. Robertson of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-603.

--Kevin T. Stucky ofIllinois, a derrick hand and driller in the oilfield from 1975 until 1987, claims asbestosis. Stucky is represented by Patricia S. Murphy of Murphy Law Office in Energy. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-584.

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North Carolina – Asbestos Trades –Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

16 new asbestos claims filed Feb. 16-20 inMadisonCounty
2/26/2009 7:30 AM By Kelly Holleran

A total of 16 new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Feb. 16 through Feb. 20.

The following claims were filed:

--Larry and Sharon Garvin ofTexas claim Larry Garvin developedmesothelioma after his work as a laborer in the U.S. Navy from 1957 until 1962, a trainman at Santa Fe Railroad in 1962 and a switchman at Katy Railroad from 1962 until 2000. The Garvins are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0125.

--David W. Gauthier ofColorado, a laborer for U.S. Steel from 1970 until 1976, a laborer for ABI Contractor from 1974 until 1976, a laborer and mechanic operator for Chinook Pipeline from 1976 until 1985, an operator and foreman for Balnret Construction from 1985 until 1987 and an operator for Phoenix Demolition Company from 1995 until 2007, claims lung cancer. Gauthier is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowald of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0133.

--Michael D. and Paulette Guye ofArizona claim Michael Guye developed mesothelioma after his work as a parts delivery person at a Ford dealership in 1963, as a laborer and join at the Newport New Shipbuilding and Drydock facility from 1963 until 1966, as a radiological technician from 1968 until 1971 and as a purchasing agent from 1972 until 2005. Michael Guye was also exposed to asbestos fibers through his father's work as a laborer and joiner from 1951 until 1966, according to the complaint. The Guyes 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-0124.

--Eileen Harry ofVirginia claims her recently deceased husband, Mark Harry, developed mesothelioma after his work from 1945 until 1997 as an engineer and a laborer at various locations throughoutIllinois,California andWashington. Eileen Harry is represented by John A. Barnerd and Amy E. Garrett of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0151.

--Christine Hartsock ofNorth Carolina claims her recently deceased husband, Randall Hartsock,developed mesotheliomaafter his work from 1970 until 1989 as a clerk and carpet and flooring installer at various locations throughoutIllinois,Pennsylvania andNorth Carolina. Christine Hartsock 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-0145.

--Bobby Joe Holder ofIllinois, a caster, brass worker, furnace chipper and mold repairman from 1969 until 2008 at various locations throughoutIllinois, claims asbestosis. Holder is represented by John A. Barnerd and W. Brent Copple of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0135.

--Joyce Hunter ofIndiana claims lung cancer on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Paul Hunter, who was a steel mill laborer from 1964 until 1986. Joyce Hunter is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0150.

--James Jump of Indiana, a cement mason and laborer from 1945 until 1998 at various locations throughoutIllinois,Alabama and Louisians, claims mesothelioma. Jump is represented by Christoher R. Guinn, Christopher J. Levy, Perry J. Browder and John A. Barnerd ofEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0144.

-Victor F. Nelson ofIllinois, a worker for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and for Construction Supply Retail at various locations throughoutIllinois from 1959 until 1994, claims mesothelioma. He 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-0149.

--Wanda and Larry Paul ofOhio claims Wanda Paul developed mesothelioma after her work as a laborer at Owens Corning and as a laborer at Westinghouse from 1974 until 1986. The Pauls are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0148.

--George O. Pursley ofOhio, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1940 until 1946, worked as a laborer at a lumber yard from 1948 until 1951, at theU.S. postal service from 1970 until 1989 and as a barber from 1951 until 1992, claims mesothelioma. Pursley 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-0134.

--Lynne Quintana ofColorado claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Jose Quintana, who worked from 1961 until 1995 as a laborer and pipefitter at various locations throughoutIllinois,Colorado,Oklahoma andMontana. She is represented by John A. Barnerd and Amy E. Garrett of SimmonsCooper inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0152.

--James F. Ross ofTexas, a worker at Scott Air Force Base, a clutch replacer on several family cars, a building remodeler, a gas station owner and a brake and maintenance man, claims lung cancer. He is represented by James F. Kelly and Jeffery A.J. Miller of Brent Coon and Associates. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0147.

--Michael L. Stephens ofKentucky claims the recently deceased John M. Stephens developed mesothelioma after his work from 1972 until 1993 in the U.S. Navy. Michael L. Stephens is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and David J. Page ofAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0137.

--Patty L. Stuck of Missouri, a former cook at Kmart, an assistant and clerk typist at Central Assurety from 1959 until 1960, a wireman from 1961 until 1964, a cake supply seller, an ammo packer from 1981 until 2000 and a helper and sweeper in 1965, claims mesothelioma. Patty L. Stuck also was exposed to asbestos fibers through her deceased husband, Thomas Stuck, who worked as a machinist from 1965 until 1990 and as a shade tree mechanic from the 1950 until the 1970s, according to the complaint. Patty L. Stuck is 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-0129.

--Angela Thomas of Illinois claims her recently deceased mother, Francis Bates, developed mesothelioma after her work as a cashier at Huff Gas Stations-Phillips 66 in 2008, as a harness wirer from 2006 until 2007, as an order selector from 2002 until 2006, as a cab driver for City Cab Company from 2001 until 2002, as welder from the early 1960s until 2001, as a shade tree mechanic from the 1960s until the 1980s and as a carpenter and drywaller from 1968 until 1969. Thomas is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines and R. Craig Bullock of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will be serving of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0139.

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Missouri – Asbestos Lawsuit –Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Seven new asbestos claims filed Jan. 12-16
1/27/2009 8:30 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of seven new asbestos lawsuits were filed inMadisonCounty during the week of Jan. 12 through Jan. 16.

The following claims were filed:

--Efren Carbonell ofFlorida claimsmesothelioma on behalf of a recently deceased man, Pueblo Carbonell Soto, who was diagnosed with the disease after working in the U.S. Postal Service, in Autoriadad de las energia Electrica as an engineer from the 1940s until the 1970s and was a member of the armed forces. Carbonell is represented by Michael R. Bilbrey and James R. Stover of the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0035.

--Leland Cuellar, a self-employed worker who performed home remodeling and construction work, an assembly, trade and maintenance crew member, a member of a labor organization, a surveyor and a supervisor, a truck driver, a student/diesel mechanic, a supervisor and construction laborer, a tile installer, a paint salesman and an auto mechanic from 1951 until 1983, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton and W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenburg, Sam T. Richard, Lincoln H. Goodwin and Bridget Baragona of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston served of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0032.

--Hilda Mae Houck claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, William B. Houck. William B. Houck worked from 1955 until 1960 as a laborer for Lee Cyprus Saw Mill, from 1960 until 1966 as a maintenance and bottling worker for Coca-Cola and from 1966 until 1992 as a postal employee for the United States Postal Service, according to the complaint. Hilda Mae Houck 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-0030.

--Guy W. and Fern Olsen of Minnesota claim mesothelioma. Guy W. Olsen worked as a bricklayer and mason from 1950 until 1990, according to the complaint. The Olsens 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-0023.

--Mary G. Squires ofTennessee, who worked pressing clothes, waiting on customers, worked at Great Western Construction, and worked as a department manager from 1975 until now, claims mesothelioma.Squires 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-0027.

--Larry A. and Annette Varner ofNorth Carolina claim mesothelioma. Larry A. Varner worked making asbestos pipe, making fabricated steel, loading trucks, and building boilers from 1960 until 1962, according to the complaint. He also worked as a deckhand, plaster, sheetrock, in a kiln, compressing plywood, rebuilding engines, performing brake jobs, building aircraft, owning a brake shop, performing brake and roof work from 1963 until 1992, the suit states. The Varners 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-0024.

--George and Patricia Ware ofMissouri claim George Waredeveloped lung cancer after he was exposed to asbestos while working as an assembly and maintenance worker from 1967 until 1997. The Wares 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-0029.

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North Carolina – Asbestos Lawsuit –Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Seven new asbestos claims filed Jan. 12-16
1/27/2009 8:30 AM By Kelly Holleran 

A total of seven new asbestos lawsuits were filed inMadisonCounty during the week of Jan. 12 through Jan. 16.

The following claims were filed:

--Efren Carbonell ofFlorida claimsmesothelioma on behalf of a recently deceased man, Pueblo Carbonell Soto, who was diagnosed with the disease after working in the U.S. Postal Service, in Autoriadad de las energia Electrica as an engineer from the 1940s until the 1970s and was a member of the armed forces. Carbonell is represented by Michael R. Bilbrey and James R. Stover of the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0035.

--Leland Cuellar, a self-employed worker who performed home remodeling and construction work, an assembly, trade and maintenance crew member, a member of a labor organization, a surveyor and a supervisor, a truck driver, a student/diesel mechanic, a supervisor and construction laborer, a tile installer, a paint salesman and an auto mechanic from 1951 until 1983, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates inAlton and W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, Angela B. Greenburg, Sam T. Richard, Lincoln H. Goodwin and Bridget Baragona of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston served of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0032.

--Hilda Mae Houck claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, William B. Houck. William B. Houck worked from 1955 until 1960 as a laborer for Lee Cyprus Saw Mill, from 1960 until 1966 as a maintenance and bottling worker for Coca-Cola and from 1966 until 1992 as a postal employee for the United States Postal Service, according to the complaint. Hilda Mae Houck 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-0030.

--Guy W. and Fern Olsen of Minnesota claim mesothelioma. Guy W. Olsen worked as a bricklayer and mason from 1950 until 1990, according to the complaint. The Olsens 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-0023.

--Mary G. Squires ofTennessee, who worked pressing clothes, waiting on customers, worked at Great Western Construction, and worked as a department manager from 1975 until now, claims mesothelioma.Squires 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-0027.

--Larry A. and Annette Varner ofNorth Carolinaclaim mesothelioma. Larry A. Varner worked making asbestos pipe, making fabricated steel, loading trucks, and building boilers from 1960 until 1962, according to the complaint. He also worked as a deckhand, plaster, sheetrock, in a kiln, compressing plywood, rebuilding engines, performing brake jobs, building aircraft, owning a brake shop, performing brake and roof work from 1963 until 1992, the suit states. The Varners 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-0024.

--George and Patricia Ware ofMissouri claim George Ware developed lung cancer after he was exposed to asbestos while working as an assembly and maintenance worker from 1967 until 1997. The Wares 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-0029.

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North Carolina – Asbestos Trades – $2,245,000 Million Mesothelioma Verdict

 

San Francisco Jury Awards $2,245,000 to Bulldozer Driver and his Wife

 

On March 16, 2005, aSan Franciscojury awarded $2,245,000 to Daniel andVeneisa Johnson ofMarion,North Carolina for an asbestos-caused cancer. Mr. Johnson is dying ofmesothelioma, an incurable asbestos-caused cancer. This is believed to be the first verdict in theUnited States involving asbestos exposure fromCaterpillar machinery.

 

Daniel Johnson is a 58-year-old bulldozer operator fromMarion,North Carolina who was exposed to asbestos from Caterpillar bulldozers while performing brake and other maintenance.

 

In March, 2004, Daniel Johnson, husband ofVeneisa Johnson, and father of two children, was diagnosed with malignantmesothelioma, a cancerwhose only known cause is asbestos. Mr. Johnson’s prognosis is terminal and his given three to six months to live.

 

Mr. Johnson filed his lawsuit inSan Francisco on July 15, 2004. In March, 2005, following a two-week jury trial, the jury found that the remaining defendant, Caterpillar, Inc., was responsible, in part, for Daniel Johnson’s cancer. The jury found that Caterpillar’s products were defective and Caterpillar failed to properly warn of asbestos hazards. Daniel Johnson performed brake servicing on Caterpillar bulldozers from 1978 to 1985 while employed as a bulldozer operator.

 

The jury found that Mr. Johnson suffered $995,000 in lost income and medical expenses and awarded $1 million in pain and suffering. In addition, Mrs. Johnson was awarded $250,000 for loss of her husband’s care, comfort and society.

 

Fact Sheet

Case Summary

 

Plaintiff alleged he was dying frommesothelioma caused by the totality of his asbestos exposure, including from Caterpillar, Inc.’s products. Plaintiff’s alleged exposure occurred as aboilertender in the Navy for four years between 1967 and 1970 aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown and U.S.S. Independence and at Todd Shipyard inSouthern California for several weeks in 1971. From 1976 to 2004, Daniel Johnson was employed as a bulldozer operator inMarion,North Carolina. From 1978 to 1985, he assisted in the maintenance of brakes and the changing of gaskets on three bulldozers on approximately 15 to 20 occasions. Mr. Johnson alleges he was exposed to asbestos during the maintenance of the Caterpillar bulldozers.

 

Caterpillar alleged that there is no appreciable asbestos exposure during maintenance of such bulldozers. A special study from 2003 was presented to prove that assertion. In addition, Caterpillar presented achrysotile defense. Caterpillar’s position was that the Navy exposure alone caused Mr. Johnson’smesothelioma.

 

Jury Trial: Daniel Johnson andVeneisa Johnson v. Caterpillar, Inc., et al.

San Francisco Superior Court Case No. 432923

 

Judge: The Hon. Donald S. Mitchell, Department 602

 

Verdict

Rendered: March 16, 2005

 

Total

Verdict: $2,245,000

Economic Damages: $995,000

Pain and Suffering: $1,000,000

Loss of Consortium: $250,000

 

Allocations: Caterpillar, Inc.: 5%

All others: 95%

 

Estimated Judgment after credits: $900,000

 

Trial testimony: 17 days; Jury deliberations lasted 6 days

 

Trial commenced February 14, 2005 and concluded March 16, 2005

 

Expert witnesses:

 

Plaintiffs’ expert witnesses included:

 

   Richard Cohen, M.D.

   Richard Hatfield

   Arnold Brody, M.D.

   Barry Horn, M.D.

   Allan Smith, M.D.

   SamuelHammar, M.D.

   Barry Ben-Zion, Ph.D.

 

   Defendant’s expert witnesses included:

 

   John Spencer, C.I.H.

   Eugene Sweeney

   William Hughson, M.D.

   DennisPaustenbach, C.I.H.

 

   Plaintiffs’ attorneys:

 

   Carolin Shining, Esq.

   Paul & Hanley, LLP

   1608 Fourth Street, Suite 300

   Berkeley,CA94710

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North Carolina – $10 Million Mesothelioma Verdict

 

Jury awards shipyard worker's widow $10M

Jul 27, 2006 | AP

 

A jury awarded $10.4 million to the widow of a former shipyard worker who died of lung cancer after four years of working with materials that contained asbestos.

The Newport News Circuit Court verdict in Wanda Jones' wrongful death lawsuit against three companies that manufactured the materials was handed down Wednesday, the first anniversary of the death of 60-year-old Buddy Jones.

"It's a mixed day," Wanda Jones said. "At least there's been some justice and recognition for what he went through, certainly through no fault of his own. He just went to work and did what he was trained to do on the job."

Her attorney, Robert Hatten, called the verdict a landmark because one-third of the judgment will come from John Crane Inc., which has refused to settle other asbestos cases.

"A lot of these companies now accept responsibility and settle these cases regularly," said the palntiff's attorney, who has represented thousands of shipyard workers exposed to asbestos. "I hope this verdict will make companies like John Crane change their corporate attitude."

Attorneys for John Crane, a unit of British manufacturer Smiths Group PLC, said the company's products could not have harmed workers.

"We defend cases because we believe in the safety of the product," attorney Ed Mueller said. "If you were sitting here right now, I'd take a piece out and put it around my neck and wear it home."

Mueller said the company, which stopped making products with asbestos in the 1980s, will appeal the verdict.

The judgment is split with two other companies: Denver's Johns Manville Corp., a unit of billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. that makes roofing, insulation and other industrial materials; and Garlock Sealing Technologies, a Palmyra, N.Y., unit of EnPro Industries Inc. inCharlotte, North Carolina.

Buddy Jones wasdiagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused almost exclusively by asbestos. Because the cancer can lie dormant for 20 to 50 years, some older shipyard workers are just realizing the effects of their asbestos exposure.

Dr. John C. Maddox testified at the three-week trial that he has seen about 500 mesothelioma patients in his practice atRiversideRegionalMedicalCenter.

Jones spent four years sealing pumps and making gaskets at Newport News Shipbuilding now Northrop Grumman Newport News in the 1960s before returning to college and becoming a computer programmer inRichmond. When he suddenly got sick in late 2004, his doctor thought it was pneumonia. Then he found the tumors in Jones' lungs. Jones died within a year.

The shipyard stopped using products containing asbestos the mid 1980s.

 

Associated Press

 
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