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Couple accuses Sistersville Tank Works of causing husband’s cancer

By Robert Hadley | Mar 5, 2016

Kidney cancer

MOUNDSVILLE – A Wetzel County couple is suing a tank manufacturer over kidney cancer the husband allegedly suffered via exposure to its products.

Robert N. and Deborah S. Edwards filed a lawsuit Feb. 22 in Marshall Circuit Court against Sistersville Tank Works Inc. individually and as a successor-in-interest to Tyler County Tank Works Inc., alleging negligence and loss of consortium.

According to the complaint, Robert Edwards worked for Bayer Corp. and its predecessors Miles Inc. and Mobay Corp. at a Marshall County facility from 1962 to 2001. The suit says Edwards, who was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma in 2014, allegedly acquired the disease from exposure to nephrotoxic chemicals and solvents stored in the defendants' tanks located in or near where he worked.

The Edwards seek a jury trial and punitive and compensatory damages to be determined at trial. They are represented by attorneys R. Dean Hartley and David B. Lunsford of Hartley & O’Brien PLLC in Wheeling. Judge David W. Hummel Jr. is assigned to the case.

Marshall Circuit Court Case number 16-C-32

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