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60 Companies Sued over Asbestos-related Lung Cancer

Two plaintiffs are suing 60 defendant companies in an asbestos-related case.

Howard Basso Sr. and Louise Basso have filed a complaint against the defendant corporations on February 3 in added St. Clair County Circuit Court. The suit doesn’t say where the plaintiffs are from.

The plaintiffs say Howard Basso Sr. contracted lung cancer on account of his regular exposure to asbestos-containing products during his employment as a foundry worker. Howard worked with American Motors between 1947 and 1978. He has also worked with Radar Base as a caretaker from 1980 for one year, the complaint says.

Despite being aware of the hazards of asbestos exposure, the defendants failed to provide proper care and caution for the safety of Howard, the lawsuit states.

The five-count complaint is seeking compensatory, punitive and exemplary damages.