CHARLESTON - A former school employee says she was exposed to harmful chemicals while working.
Maggie Conner filed a lawsuit Sept. 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court against eight companies but not the state Board of Education, which employed her from October 1978-May 2004.
She says she retired in December 2005, but while working was exposed to chemical solvents like Acetone, Mineral Spirits, Varsol, Kilz, Dursol and PrepRite Pro Block.
Oil Service, Inc.; Sherwin Williams Co.; United Gilsonite Laboratories; Matthews Lubricant Corp.; Oliver Fuels and Oils, Inc.; Pratt and Lambert United, Inc.; Exxon Mobil Chemical; and Industrial Chemical Company, Inc. are listed as the defendants.
Conner says the companies' chemicals were "deleterious, poisonous, toxic and seriously harmful to the plaintiff's body, lungs, respiratory system, heart, skin and health."
She adds that her earning capacity was greatly diminished, and no life insurance company would cover her.
The complaint also says that the companies should have provided safeguards for anyone who uses them.
John Skaggs of The Calwell Practice is representing Conner.
Judge Jennifer Bailey Walker has been assigned the case.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 06-C-1951
- Morgantown man blames WVU for table saw injuries
- Morgantown resident files suit to remove mayor, City Council members
- We the People program brings grant money to W.Va. teachers
- Customer charges Dollar General with ignoring her complaint
- Railway worker sues Norfolk Southern over twisted ankle, claiming negligence
- Daughter sues CAMC, claiming mother fell during treatment
- Morrisey gets 'critical victory' on EPA 'Waters' plan
- Former inmate sues Southern Regional Jail staff, facility over assault and battery allegations
- Texas company seeks to void contract with Costonia Station over title dispute
- Putnam Co. couple seeks damages for vehicle purchase over alleged violations of Lemon Law