Man blames lung cancer on asbestos-laden products from Goodyear, CBS and two dozen others

Robert Hadley Jan. 24, 2016, 12:25pm

CHICAGO – A Winnebago County man suffering from mesothelioma is suing approximately two dozen defendants he says exposed him to asbestos through their products.

Irvin Rohl and his wife Marlene Rohl, filed a lawsuit Jan. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court against Borg Warner Corp., Caterpillar Inc., CBS Corp. and 20 other defendants, alleging personal injury liability for asbestos exposure.

According to the complaint, the defendants manufactured a variety of products containing asbestos, such as vehicles and auto parts, boilers and other industrial equipment, joint compounds and other construction goods, gloves and other fire-retardant products. The suit says Rohl’s lung cancer was caused by exposure to these items.

The Rohls are asking for a jury trial and damages in excess of $50,000. They are represented by attorney Amanda G. Altman of The Ferraro Law Firm in Miami.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L000690

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