ST. LOUIS — A couple is suing multiple corporations, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Kevin Nolan and Marcelle Nolan filed a complaint Aug. 21 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Borgwarner Morse Tec LLC; CBS Corp.; Crown Cork & Seal, USA Inc.; Cytec Engineered Materials Inc.; et al., alleging they failed their duty to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others working with or around products containing asbestos.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in 1954, Kevin Nolan was first exposed to asbestos fibers emanating from certain products, manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants that resulted to his diagnosis of lung cancer in January. As a result, the couple claims they suffered medical expenses, emotional distress and loss of normal life. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly included asbestos in their products when adequate substitutes were available and failed to provide adequate warnings of the dangers of inhaling asbestos to people working with or around the products and failed to warn of ingesting or otherwise absorbing asbestos fibers.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in the amount in excess of $50,000 for actual compensatory damages, including costs of the action, and any other such relief as the Court deems just and equitable. They are represented by Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville, Illinois, and Jason M. Ministrelli and Erik P. Karst of Karst & von Oiste LLP in Houston.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11064

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