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Man's heirs blame Albany International, others for exposing him to asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 15, 2018

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ST. LOUIS — A man's surviving heirs are suing Albany International Corp., Certain-Teed Corp., Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc., and other asbestos products manufacturers and users, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Doolrecy Brown, Marquetta Brown and Chelsey Thornton, as the surviving heirs of Cornelius Brown, deceased filed a complaint on March 7 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 plaintiffs allege that at various times during Cornelius Brown's life, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. On Sept. 14, 2015, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, which led to his untimely death on Dec. 28, 2015. Prior to his death, he allegedly experienced great pain and anguish and became liable to large sums of monies for medical care and treatment expenses. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they 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 plaintiffs request a trial by jury; and seek compensatory damages of more than $50,000. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00485

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The Gori Law FirmSt. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit CourtCertain-Teed CorporationAlbany International CorporationSaint-Gobain Corporation