ST. LOUIS — A couple 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.
Bruce G. Brown and Ann Brown filed a complaint on May 25 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against A.W. Chesterton Co., Allied Paint and Wallpaper Co. Inc., Borgwarner Morse Tec LLC, et al, alleging that the defendants failed their duty to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of its employees and others working with or around the products
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, between 1946 and 2000, Bruce Brown was employed as a laborer, janitor and appraiser and claims he was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers emanating from certain products of the defendants. Bruce Brown claims he suffers from asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma and first became aware of the disease on May 20, 2014.
The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to provide warnings to people working with or around the products, failed to provide adequate instructions on how avoid inhaling asbestos and failed to conduct tests on the asbestos-containing products.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for compensatory damages in excess of $25,000 and for costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other and further relief as the court deems appropriate. They are represented by Brian J. Cooke, Ryan Dickherber and Karoline Carstens of Simmons Hanly Conroy in Alton, Illinois.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01221