Woman claims lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure from Alfa Laval, others

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BELLEVILLE – A woman who worked at various employers in Illinois over a period of 20 years alleges she was exposed to asbestos.

Marguerite Denson filed a complaint on July 27 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Albany International Corp., Alfa Laval Inc., Armstrong International Inc., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during her employment from 1968 to 1988, she was exposed to and inhaled large amounts of asbestos fibers emanating from defendants’ products. On Aug. 22, 2016, the suit states she first became aware that she developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease.

The plaintiff holds Albany International Corp., Alfa Laval Inc., Armstrong International Inc., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the safe methods of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendants of more than $50,000. She is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-404

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