Truck driver accuses manufacturer of asbestos products of negligence in St. Louis court

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 28, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A self-employed truck driver is suing a manufacturer of asbestos products, citing alleged negligence in manufacturing asbestos, causing great damage when exposed to the product.

Bruce Conwell filed a complaint on May 18 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against 3M Co., CBS Corp., Eaton Electrical Inc., et al, alleging that they wrongfully included asbestos fibers in their products when defendants should have known that if was toxic and harmful to individuals.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in May 2015, the plaintiff first became aware that he had developed lung cancer and later learned that the disease was due to his exposure to asbestos-containing products. As a result, Conwall claims he suffered physical pain, mental anguish, loss earnings and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were readily available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions on how to safely work with asbestos-containing products.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgement for actual compensatory damages in excess of $25,000, including costs of action, and ant other such relief as the Court deems just and equitable. He is represented by Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville, Illinois, and Jason M. Ministrelli and Erik P. Karst of Karst and von Oiste LLP in Houston.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01337

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