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60 Companies Sued over Asbestos-related Lung Cancer

One more asbestos suit has been recently added to the fastly growing case list in the asbestos docket of St. Clair County.

Neda Mays, as the special administrator of John Mays’ estate, filed a lawsuit over asbestos exposure in the Saint Clair Circuit Court. The plaintiff doesn’t mention where she is residing.

The plaintiff will be represented by Barry Julian and Randy L Gori of Edwardsville law firm Gori, Julian & Associates.

Neda Mays filed her complaint on 4th April, 2013, in which she sues 60 companies over an asbestos-related lung cancer. The suit states that the companies caused John Mays to develop a fatal lung cancer. According to the plaintiff, John Mays developed the disease as a result of his regular exposure to various asbestos-containing products of the defendant companies all through his employment.

John Mays has done different jobs in his career. He was a bulldozer driver with Job Corps Cooking between 1963 and 1965. Between 1965 and 1967, he worked as a flooring maker. Then he became a wood paneling maker with Evans Products and continued the job until 1969. Finally, between 1969 and 1991, Mays worked as a chemical blender and operator with Humko Chemical, the lawsuit states. He was exposed to asbestos fibers during all these jobs. Additionally, Mays was secondarily exposed to the cancer causing fibers through the work clothes of his dad who had worked as a laborer with Nikki Brothers, according to the suit.

The defendants knew or should’ve known regarding the harmful features of asbestos mineral, but did not exercise proper caution and care for the safety of John Mays and his co-workers and their family members, the lawsuit states.

Because of his devastating asbestos-related health issues, John Mays became disfigured and disabled, incurred huge medical expenses and suffered immense mental anguish and physical pain, according to the suit. Additionally, John Mayes became prevented from continuing his normal employment course, and thus lost huge amounts of money which would’ve otherwise accrued to him, according the suit.

In the 10-count lawsuit, the plaintiff is asking for a judgment of $150000 or more, financial damages of $200000 or more, punitive & exemplary damages of $50000 or more, compensatory damages in excess of $100000. Neda is also seeking unspecified punitive damages, costs and other relief to which she might be entitled.