ST. LOUIS – A man alleges his exposure to asbestos at various locations in South Carolina and other states caused him to develop lung cancer.
William C. Escritt III and Karen Escritt filed a complaint on Dec. 4 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Albany International Corp., et al. alleging strict liability and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during William Escritt III's career life from 1975 to 2010, 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 April 19, 2016, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and later learned that it was wrongfully caused. Karen Escritt alleges she was deprived of the society and service of her husband as a result.
The plaintiffs hold Albany International Corp., et al. 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 damages of more than $50,000 and all other relief deemed appropriate. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville, Illinois.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11760