CHARLESTON - A couple named 51 defendants in a recently filed asbestos lawsuit.
Carroll and Eunice Stone filed it May 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court through attorney John Skaggs of Charleston law firm The Calwell Practice.
Carroll Stone worked as a laborer and pipe fitter at various plants owned and operated by defendants identified as premises owners.
Of the 51 defendants, A&I Co., Atlas Industries, Nitro Industrial Coverings, Ohio Valley Insulating Company, S&S Manufacturer and Vimasco Corp. are listed as West Virginia corporations.
"Defendant was required to handle and did handle and use asbestos products," the complaint says. "(Defendant) was required to and did remove asbestos insulation from piping and other structures."
Asbestos dust and fibers are known to cause lung diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Eunice Stone is suing for loss of consortium.
The couple is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
A visiting judge will be assigned the case.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 06-C-965