CHARLESTON -- A New Mexico woman is suing 48 companies after she claims they are responsible for her husband's lung cancer and death.

David L. Grove was diagnosed with lung cancer on Oct. 9, 2009, and died March 11, 2010, according to a complaint filed March 2 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Nancy Stewart claims her husband was employed by Armco Steel in Ashland, Ky., from 1964 until 1990.

The defendants are being sued upon theories of negligence, contaminated buildings, breach of express/implied warranty, strict liability, intentional tort, conspiracy, misrepresentations and post-sale duty to warn, according to the suit.

Stewart is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issued involved. She is being represented by John Sutter.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 48 companies named in the suit are 3M Company; A.K. Steel Corporation; A.W. Chesterton Company; Certainteed Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Columbus McKinnon Corporation; Crane Co.; Dravo Corporation; Eaton Electrical, Inc.; Elliott Turbo Machinery Company; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Flowserve US, Inc.; FMC Corporation; Foseco, Inc.; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; General Electric Company; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Greene Tweed & Company; Grinnell, LLC; Honeywell International; Howden North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; IngersoII-Rand Company; Insul Company, Inc.; ITT Corporation; McJunkin Red Man Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Morgan Engineering, Inc.; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Oglebay Norton Company; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Premier Refractories, Inc.; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automations, Inc.; Square D Company; State Electric Supply Company; Sterling Fluid Systems (US) LLC; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; the F.D. Lawrence Electric Company; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Uniroyal, Inc.; United Engineers & Constructors, Inc.; Viacom, Inc.; Vimasco Corporation; Washington Group International; and West Virginia State Electric Supply Company.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-355

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