ST. LOUIS — Three individuals are suing a number of corporations, alleging their products and conduct are responsible for their relative's death from asbestos-caused mesothelioma.

Fatemeh Ehsani, Poupak Pries-Shalchian and Parastou Shalchian, as the surviving heirs of Hassan Shalchian, deceased, filed a complaint on June 1 in St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Aurora Pump Company, Borg-Warner Morse Tec LLC, CBS Corporation et al., alleging that the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of the decedent and others working with or around asbestos-containing products.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, during his time spent working at various Air Force bases in Texas, South Carolina and Alabama, as well as during other jobs, he was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers emanating from certain products of the defendants. Hassan Shalchian first became aware that he had developed mesothelioma on Aril 25, 2016, and died Aug. 10, 2016. 

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 to avoid inhaling asbestos and failed to conduct tests on the asbestos-containing products.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek actual and compensatory damages, punitive and exemplary damages in an amount in excess of $25,000 for each count and such other relief which the court deems proper. They are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates PC in Edwardsville, Illinois.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01448

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