Sod woman says 76 companies responsible for husband's lung cancer, death

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 18, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A Sod woman is suing 76 companies that she claims are responsible for her husband's lung cancer and death.

On May 1, 2008, Marion Paul Barker was diagnosed with lung cancer, according to a complaint filed Oct. 26 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Ethel M. Barker claims her late husband's lung cancer led to his death on Nov. 4, 2008.

Marion Paul Barker was exposed to asbestos and asbestos fibers throughout his career, according to the suit.

Ethel M. Barker claims the defendants were negligent in allowing her late husband to be exposed to the asbestos.

Ethel M. Barker is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. She is being represented by Victoria Antion and Bronwyn I. Rhinehart.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 76 companies named as defendants are 3M Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Aurora Pump Company; Borg-Warner Corporation; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; BW IP, Inc.; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Crane Company; Crown, Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; Dezurik, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; Dravo Corporation; Eaton Electrical, Inc.; Elliott Company; Erie City Iron Works; Fisher Controls International, LLC; Flowserve US Inc., a/k/a Nordstrom Valves; Flowserve US, Inc. f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; Flowserve US, Inc. f/k/a Flowserve FSD; FMC Corporation; Ford Motor Company; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; General Electric Company, Inc.; Gordon Gasket & Packing Co.; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Greene Tweed & Company; Grinnell, LLC; Henry Vogt Machine Company; Hercules, Inc.; Honeywell International f/k/a Allied Signal, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; Invensys Systems, Inc.; ITT Corporation d/b/a Bell & Gossett Pumps; ITT Corporation d/b/a Hammel Dahl Valves; Lockheed Martin Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; McNally Industries; Met Pro Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Milwaukee Valve Company, Inc.; Nagle Pumps; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Pneumo Abex Corp.; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power Inc.; Rockwell Automations, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Schneider Electric USA, Inc.; State Electric Supply Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Stockham Valves & Fittings; Sundyne Corporation; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; the William Powell Company; Tyco Flow Control Company, LLC, a/k/a Crosby Valve, Inc.; Tyco Flow Control Company, LLC, a/k/a Kunkle Valves; Tyco Flow Control Company, LLC, a/k/a Lunkenhcimer Valves; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Union Carbide Chemical & Plastics Company; Uniroyal, Inc.; United Engineers & Constructors, Inc.; URS Energy & Construction, Inc.; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump Company; Vimasco Corporation; Waukesha Cherry-Burrell; West Virginia Electric Supply Company; Yarway Corporation; and Zurn Industries, Inc.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-1926

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