CHARLESTON – A man is suing 186 companies he claims are responsible for the death of a Steubenville man.
Rocco Mancano Jr. was diagnosed with mesothelioma on Sept. 11, 2015, and died of the disease on Nob. 18, 2015, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Lawrence T. Piergallini claims that Mancano was exposed to asbestos through his father, who worked for Follansbee Steel, from 1946 until 1966.
From 1970 until 2002, Mancano was exposed to asbestos through his own employer, Weirton Steel Corporation, where he worked as a pipefitter, according to the suit.
Piergallini claims the defendants are being sued as product manufacturers, suppliers, installers and distributors upon theories of negligence, contaminated buildings, breach of expressed/implied warranty, strict liability, intentional tort, conspiracy, misrepresentations by specific defendants and post-sale duty to warn.
Certain defendants are also being sued as premises owners and as the Mancano’s employer for deliberate intent/intentional tort, according to the suit.
Piergallini is seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. He is being represented by David P. Chervenick, Bruce E. Mattock and Lief J. Ocheltree of Goldberg Persky & White; and Scott S. Segal of the Segal Law Firm.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 16-C-1737