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Lawsuits filed over Asbestos Exposure

A number of asbestos lawsuits have been filed in the circuit court in Madison County recently.

In a recently filed lawsuit, Gabriel Boser is suing a number of defendant corporations over his asbestos-related lung cancer diagnosis. According to the suit, Boser worked as a latherer, plasterer and farmer at different locations between 1956 and 2000. Boser says his disease is the direct result of his occupational exposure to asbestos fibers. Perry Browder and Robert Philips, attorneys with East Alton-based law firm Simmons Cooper.

In a different lawsuit, Charles Childress, an Illinois resident, claims he developed malignant mesothelioma because of his exposure to asbestos fibers at various working locations. According to the suit, Childress worked as a railroad laborer, carpenter and an auto mechanic between 1969 and 2000. St. Louis-based O’Brien Law Firm is representing the plaintiff.

According to a lawsuit filed by Kentucky residents Charles Childress and Brenda Childress, Charles contracted malignant mesothelioma because of his inhalation and ingestion of asbestos fibers while working as a heavy equipment operator with the United States Air Force and as an asst. credit manager with Harrison Tire & Rubber Company. Additionally, he was exposed to asbestos fibers while working as a welding helper and in-ground pool installer when he was a member of Bricklayers Union Local Number 2 at Indianapolis between 1959 and 2009. The couple is represented by Alton-based Gori Julian & Associates law firm.

Pennsylvania resident Isabelle Lesser says her recently deceased husband was a victim of asbestos exposure. She has filed a suit on behalf of Gustav Lesser. According to the suit, Ms. Lesser had worked as shipfitter at different locations between and he was exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos fibers during his employment. The plaintiff is represented by East Alton-based Simmons Cooper law firm.

Another lawsuit has been filed by Kentucky resident Gladys J Martin in which she claims her husband died from lung cancer that he developed because of his workplace exposure to asbestos fibers. Martin had been working as an automotive mechanic between 1971 and 2007. Ms. Martin will be represented by Robert Rowland and Elizabeth Heller of Edwardsville (IL)-based law firm Goldenberg Heller Antognoli and Rowland.

Georgia residents Velma Nabors and Roy Nabors have filed a lawsuit which alleges that Velma developed malignant mesothelioma because of her exposure to asbestos fibers which took place during his job between 1959 and 2009. He had worked as a painter, seamstress, secretary, post master and security guard at different locations. Additionally, she was exposed to asbestos fibres through the work clothes of her husband who had been working as an appliance repairer.