Wife says asbestos caused husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 5, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A widow is suing Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc., JP Bushnell Packing Supply Co. and other asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged negligence.

ST. LOUIS — A widow is suing Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc., JP Bushnell Packing Supply Co. and other asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged negligence.

Delores Delsignore, as surviving heir of Francesco Delsignore,  filed a complaint on Nov. 3 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during Francesco Delsignore's employment, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. On Dec. 4, 2015, he first became aware that he had mesothelioma pleural, an asbestos-induced disease; and the disease allegedly was wrongfully caused. He died on June 5, 2016. 

The plaintiff holds Crown Cork & Seal Company, JP Bushnell Packing Supply, and others 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 dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $25,000, costs of this action, and all other relief that the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Wilson D. Sikes of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Edwardsville.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11674

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