CHARLESTON -- A Huntington couple is suing 39 companies in an asbestos-related case.

On July 18, 2008, Robert Wesley Gill was diagnosed with lung cancer, according to a complaint filed March 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Gill and his wife, Beula Gill, claim the defendants are responsible for Mr. Gill's lung cancer.

The Gills claim the defendants were negligent in manufacturing, supplying, installing and/or distributing items with asbestos.

The Gills are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues in their asbestos-related case. They are being represented by Victoria Antion and Cindy J. Kiblinger.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 39 defendants named in the case are 3M Company; Aurora Pump Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.; Columbus McKinnon Corporation; Crane Co.; Crown Cork & Seal Co., Inc.; Dravo Corporation; Flowserve Corporation; Foseco, Inc.; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; Garlock, Inc.; General Electric Company; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Honeywell International; Howden-Buffalo, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand; Insul Company, Inc.; ITT Corporation; J.H. France Refractories; McJunkin Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Morgan Engineering Systems; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Oglebay Norton Company; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Premier Refractories, Inc.; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Square D Company; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Viacom, Inc.; and Vimasco Corporation.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-522

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