Earlier last week an asbestos lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court against ninety two defendants by the son of a man who died from lung cancer recently. The lawsuit was filed by his son, Mark McDonald, from Illinois, whose father Robert was diagnosed with the cancer in September of last year and passed away in March of this year.
The lawsuit states that Robert McDonald worked in various locations around Illinois between 1938 and 1980 as a boiler maker and auto body repairman. He also worked at Shell Oil Company from 1955 to 1980 according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit states that Robert’s exposure to asbestos should have been foreseen by the defendant companies and appropriate action should have been taken. The plaintiff said that his father was subjected to pain, suffering, and mental anguish prior to his death, as well as a great deal of expense in relation to his illness.
The lawsuit also goes on to claim that the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company was conspiring with the defendant companies to try and hide the hazards relating to exposure to asbestos dust and fibers.