ST. LOUIS — A couple is suing multiple corporations, alleging they failed to warn of the harmful effects of asbestos.

Colleen Cook and Karen Cook filed a complaint on June 1 in St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Borg-Water Morse Tec LLC, BWDAC Inc., CBS Corporation et al., alleging that the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of their employees working with or around products containing asbestos.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that Colleen Cook worked various jobs in labor and construction and they claim she was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers emanating from certain products of the defendants. Colleen Cook was diagnosed with lung cancer on Nov. 19, 2015. As a result, Colleen Cook suffered mental anguish and medical expenses while her wife Karen Cook has been deprived of companionship, society and services of her wife. 

The plaintiffs holds 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 the asbestos and failed to conduct tests on the asbestos-containing products.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for 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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