ST. LOUIS — A Navy veteran and former welder and mechanic is suing multiple corporations, citing alleged negligence in using asbestos, causing great damage when exposed to the productt.
Daniel Stoetzel filed a complaint on June 5 in St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against dozens of major corporations, alleging that they wrongfully included asbestos fibers in their products when defendants should have known that it was toxic and harmful to individuals.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 9 he was diagnosed with lung cancer and later learned that the disease was due to his exposure to asbestos-containing products. As a result, Stoetzel claims he suffered physical pain, mental anguish, lost earnings and 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 asbestos-containing products.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory damages in an amount to exceed $50,000, plus punitive damages, and for such other and further relief that the court deems appropriate. He is 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-CC02311