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Man Says Occupational Asbestos Exposure Caused Lung Cancer

A lawsuit filed in St. Louis Circuit Court on February 17 says a man developed lung cancer as a result of his regular exposure to asbestos fibers while working as an electrician at a number of different companies from 1962 until 2001.

The suit, which was filed by Larry Buckelew and Barbara Buckelew, names 49 companies as defendants. The lawsuit doesn’t mention where the plaintiffs reside.

The plaintiffs say the defendant corporations were aware of the dangerous features of asbestos, but didn’t exercise sufficient care for Larry Buckelew’s safety.

Larry Buckelew became unable to continue with his career as a result of his deadly cancer, the complaint says.

The eight-count lawsuit seeks compensatory damages, punitive damages and exemplary damages.