CHARLESTON -- A Fairmont man is suing 97 companies he claims are responsible for his lung cancer.
On Dec. 11, 2008, Delbert Warren Kittle was diagnosed with lung cancer, according to a complaint filed Dec. 10 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Kittle claims he smoked cigarettes from 1953 until 2007, but then quit.
Kittle is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. He is being represented by Bronwyn I. Rinehart.
The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.
The 97 companies named as defendants are A.W. Chesterton Company; Ajax Magnethermic Corporation; Aurora Pump Company; 3M Company; Beazer East, Inc.; Borg-Warner Corporation; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; BW IP, Inc.; Catalytic Construction Company; Caterpillar, Inc.; Certainteed Corporation; Chicago Pump Company; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Columbus McKinnon Corporation; Continental Electric Company, Inc.; Copes-Vulcan, Inc.; Crane Co.; Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; Dezurik, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; Dravo Corporation; Durabla Manufacturing Company; Eaton Corporation; Elliott Company; Flowserve, Inc.; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Durametallic Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc. f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; FMC Corporation; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; George V. Hamilton, Inc.; Georgia Pacific Corporation; General Electric Company; General Refractories Company; Gordon Gasket & Packing Co.; Goulds Pumps; Greene Tweed & Company; Grinnell Corporation; Henry Vogt Machine Company; Hercules, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc. f/k/a AlliedSignal, Inc.; Howden-Buffalo, Inc.; I.U. North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; ITT Corporation; J.H. France Refractories Company; Kelsey-Hayes Company; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Maremont Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; McNally Industries; Met-Pro Corporation; Monsanto Company; NACCO Materials Handling Group; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; National Service Industries Venutres, Inc.; Oakfabco, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Pneumo Abex Corporation; Premiere Refractories, Inc.; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Schneider Electric USA, Inc.; State Electric Supply Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Stockham Valves & Fittings; Superior Boiler Works, Inc.; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; the Gage Company; the William Powell Company; Tyco Flow Control Company, LLC; Tyco Flow Control Company, LLC, a/k/a Lunkenheimer Valves; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Union Carbide Chemical & Plastics Company; Uniroyal, Inc.; Uniroyal Holding, Inc.; United Engineers & Constructors, Inc.; Energy & Construction, Inc.; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump Company; Vimasco Corporation; Warren Pumps, Inc.; Waukesha Cherry-Burrell; Washington Group International; Weil-McLain Company; West Virginia State Electric Supply; and Zurn Industries, Inc.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-2216