A daughter of a former laborer is suing dozens of companies with ties to asbestos-containing products she alleges caused her father's death.
Brandi Daluga, as administrator of Michael R. Daluga's estate, filed a lawsuit Feb. 4 in Cook County Circuit Court against A.W. Chesterton Co., H.B. Fuller Co., Union Carbide Corp., and more than 20 other companies.
According to the complaint, Michael was exposed to asbestos between 1960 and 1985, during which time he worked around the defendants' products as a laborer and maintenance mechanic. Daluga claims the exposure led her father to develop lung cancer, which he became aware of on March 6, 2014 and ultimately died from.
Daluga alleges the defendants knew or should have known their products contained asbestos and would result in physical harm, and failed to provide adequate warnings of the danger of asbestos exposure.
She is represented by attorney Timothy G. Martin of Cooney & Conway in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015L001155.
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