ST. LOUIS — A couple is suing dozens of corporations, alleging failure to protect and failure to warn individuals of the harmful effects of asbestos.

Brenda Strang and Myron Strang filed a complaint on June 2 in St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against ABB Inc., 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 the products containing asbestos.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that Myron Strang claims he was secondarily exposed to asbestos-containing products through his father and mother who were exposed to, inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers emanating from certain products of the defendants. 

On Aug. 17, 2016, Myron Strang became aware that he had developed lung cancer. As a result, Myron Strang suffered mental anguish and medical expenses while his wife Brenda Strang has been deprived of companionship, society and services of her husband. 

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

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for actual and compensatory damages in addition to punitive and exemplary damages against each defendant separately in an amount in excess of $25,000. 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-CC01460




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