Man alleges exposure to asbestos in California locations caused lung cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 31, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A man alleges exposure to asbestos while working in California caused him to develop lung cancer.

Richard Chatman and Gloria Chatman filed a complaint on Dec. 17 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Armstrong Pumps Inc., et al. alleging products liability and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Richard Chatman's employment from 1964 to 1994 at locations in California, 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 March 9, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. 

The plaintiffs hold Armstrong Pumps Inc., 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 request a trial by jury and seek compensatory and punitive damages of more than $50,000 and all further relief that the court may deem appropriate. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville, Illinois.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822cc11861

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