CHARLESTON -- A New Haven woman is suing 57 companies she claims are responsible for her husband's lung cancer and death.

On Feb. 9, 2011, Carl Lenwood Tennant was diagnosed with lung cancer, from which he died on March 3, 2011, according to a complaint filed Feb. 29 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Mary Jane Tennant claims her husband was exposed to asbestos and/or asbestos-containing products during his employment as a laborer from 1950 until 1990. She is being represented by Victoria L. Antion, Scott A. McGee and Bronwyn I. Rinehart.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 57 companies named as defendants in the suit are A.O. Smith Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; Ajax Magnethermic Corporation; American Electric Power; American Electric Power Service Corporation; Appalachian Power Company; Aurora Pump Company; Beazer East, Inc.; Bechtel Corporation; Brand Insulations, Inc.; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; Catalytic Construction Company; Central Operating Company; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Crane Co.; Dravo Corporation; Eaton Corporation; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve U.S., Inc. and its Byron Jackson Pump Division; Flowserve U.S., Inc. f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; FMC Corporation; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; General Electric Company; Goodrich Company; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Grinnell, LLC; Honeywell International, Inc.; Howden North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; ITT Corporation; Lockheed Martin Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Ohio Power Company; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Premiere Refractories, Inc.; Rapid American Corporation; Reading Crane; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Rust International, Inc.; State Electric Supply Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; UB West Virginia, Inc.; United Conveyer Corporation; United Engineers & Constructors and Washington Group International; Viacom; Vimasco Corporation; Warren Pumps; West Virginia Electric Supply Company; and Zurn Industries, Inc.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-380

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