ST. LOUIS — A Missouri man is suing a number of companies, citing alleged negligence in using asbestos, which caused illness after exposure to the products.
Gilbert Jeck filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against A.W. Chesterton Co., Allied Paint and Wallpaper Co. Inc., Borgwarner Morse LLC, et al. alleging the defendants wrongfully included asbestos fibers in their products when they should have known that it was toxic and harmful.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 1, he first became aware he had developed asbestos-related lung disease and later learned that the disease was due to his exposure to asbestos-containing products. As a result, Jeck claims he suffered physical pain, mental anguish and loss of earnings and incurred medical expenses.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they 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 products that contain asbestos.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks seeks judgement for actual compensatory damages in excess of $25,000, including costs of action and other relief as the court deems just and equitable. He is represented by Brian J. Cooke and Drew Sealey of Simmons Hanly Conroy in Alton, Illinois.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01214