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

Billy McIntosh and Nancy McIntosh filed a complaint on June 7 in St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Advance Auto Parts Inc., Air and Liquid Systems Corporation, AK Steel Corporation, Allied Air Enterprises LLC et al., alleging that the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of their employees and others working with or around their products.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, between 1955 and 1958, Billy McIntosh first was exposed to asbestos while serving in the United States Navy as a boiler tender. He claims he was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers emanating from certain products of the defendants. Billy McIntosh claims he was diagnosed with lung cancer on Feb. 8, 2017. 

As a result, Billy McIntosh suffered physical pain, mental anguish and medical expenses while his wife, Nancy McIntosh, has been deprived of the 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 to avoid inhaling asbestos and failed to conduct tests on the asbestos-containing products.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in such amount in excess of $25,000 for each and every count, for punitive damages, costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and for such other relief as the court deems just and reasonable. They are represented by Benjamin R. Schmickle and Matthew C. Morris of SWMW Law LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC03707

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