Jon Campisi Oct. 1, 2013, 8:25am


The widow of a lung cancer victim is suing three companies that dealt in

asbestos, contending her late husband died as a result of injuries he sustained because of his exposure to the fiber during his working years.

Last week, Philadelphia lawyer Michael B. Leh, of the Locks Law Firm, filed a short-form complaint in the master asbestos litigation at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court on behalf of Francesca Cerminara, of Ambler, Pa.

The woman is suing in her capacity as special administrator of the estate of her late spouse, Francesco Cerminara.

The three defendants named in the civil action are Ameron International Corp., Hajoca Corp., and J.A. Sexauer Inc.

Francesco Cerminara died on May 1, 2012, at 81 years old, an apparent victim of asbestos-related mesothelioma, the complaint states.

The former Montgomery County resident, who was a lifelong non-smoker, had been diagnosed with the disease in the fall of 2011.

The late Cerminara had worked as a maintenance man, pipefitter, plumber and welder at Chemical Concentrate in Fort Washington, Pa. from 1961 to 1974, and at AmChem in Ambler from 1974 to 1988, the record shows.

The companies listed as defendants in the case are accused of a host of counts including negligence and strict products liability.

The plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount of damages.

 

The case ID number is 130902438. 

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