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Wrongful death suit filed against General Gasket Corp., Goodyear Tire & Rubber

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 19, 2018

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ST. LOUIS – The surviving spouse and children of a man employed as pipefitter are seeking damages from several companies over allegations that asbestos exposure caused his cancer and death.

Joyce Madigan, Patrick Madigan and other surviving heirs of John N. Madigan, deceased filed a complaint on April 4 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against General Gasket Corp. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. alleging wrongful death.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that during John Madigan's career from 1951 to 1994 at various locations in St. Louis and Illinois, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. The suit states that on or about Aug. 5, 2016, decedent first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on Jan. 9, 2017, the suit states.

The plaintiffs hold General Gasket Corp. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that it had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect to human health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.

The plaintiffs seek compensatory and economic 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-CC00665

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The Gori Law FirmThe Goodyear Tire & Rubber CompanySt. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court