CHARLESTON - A Cabell County man has filed an asbestos suit against 55 companies, claiming their negligence with asbestos-containing products caused him to contract lung cancer.
Jerry Mayo Sr., through attorney Samuel D. Elswick, filed a suit May 4 in Kanawha Circuit Court. His wife, Gladys Mayo, is also named as plaintiff.
Jerry Mayo was an ironworker for several mills and plants in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky from 1970 to 1993. During that time, he claims he was forced to breath asbestos and other harmful dusts, which caused his cancer.
In a 12-count suit, the Mayos seek compensatory and punitive damages.
The case will be assigned to a visiting judge.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 07-C-851