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Man Develops Lung Cancer because of Workplace Exposure to Asbestos, Lawsuit Says

One more suit has been appended to the long list of asbestos cases in the docket of St. Clair County.

Leonard Freed and Monica Freed has filed a lawsuit over asbestos exposure in the County Court. The plaintiffs don’t specify where they reside. Barry Julian and Randy Gori of Edwardsville-based Julian & Associates are representing the plaintiffs.

The complaint was filed on 20th February. It alleges that 69 defendant corporations caused Mr. Leonard developed terminal lung cancer as a result of his regular exposure to products containing asbestos all through his career.

According to the suit, Leonard worked: as the helper of an electrician and an apprentice for electrical company Dan House between 1965 and 1966, for FL Power & Light between 1967 and 1996; as a helper with Fort Myers factory between 1967 and 1968; with Homestead-based Turkey Point Factory between 1968 and 1971; as an instructor and apprentice mechanic for control specs; and as a senior technician between 1971 and 1992, the complaint says.

The defendant companies should’ve known regarding the hazardous impacts of asbestos exposure, but totally failed to give proper caution and care for the safety of the plaintiff and other workers, the lawsuit alleges.

Because of the asbestos-related diseases the plaintiff developed, he became disfigured and disabled, incurred medical expenses and suffered enormous mental anguish and physical pain, the suit says. Additionally, Leonard became prevented from going ahead with his usual course of service and, thus, lost huge amount of money which would have otherwise accrued to him, according to the suit.

The 7-count lawsuit is asking for exemplary damages of $150000 or more, compensatory damages of $100000 or more, unspecified punitive damages in order to punish the defendant companies for all their illegal activities, and a judgement of $100000 or more. The plaintiffs are also seeking costs and any other relief to which they could be entitled.

If you or a loved one has an asbestos-linked disease, you may seriously think about contacting an expert asbestos attorney at once. Such cases are very time sensitive. Therefore, only a knowledgeable and experienced attorney can help you determine whether to pursue a suit against the parties who are responsible for your asbestos exposure. Asbestos attorneys generally work on contingency basis, which means you have to pay fees only if the lawyer wins the case for you.