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Former mechanic claims St. Louis-area companies, others failed to protect workers from asbestos

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 7, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A former mechanic and laborer is suing multiple corporations, some of which are based in the St. Louis area, citing alleged failure to protect and failure to warn individuals of the harmful effects of asbestos.

Donald B. Seedorf filed a complaint on May 25 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against GCO Corp., Allied Paint and Wallpaper Co. Inc., American Honday Motor Co. Inc., et al, alleging that the defendants failed their duty to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of their employees and others working with or around their products.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during portions of his employment, he was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers emanating from certain products of the defendants. Seedorf claims he suffers from asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma and first became aware of the disease Feb. 27. 

The plaintiff holds defendants because they allegedly failed to provide warnings to people working with or around the products, failed to provide adequate instructions on how to avoid inhaling asbestos and failed to conduct tests on the asbestos-containing products.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory damages in excess of $25,000, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other and further relief as the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Paul M. Dix and Courtney Gregory of Simmons Hanly Conroy in Alton, Illinois.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01400

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