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Claim filed in St. Louis Circuit Court alleges companies failed to protect workers from asbestos effects

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2017

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ST. LOUIS — Heirs are suing a number of corporations, citing alleged failure to protect and failure to warn individuals of the harmful effects of asbestos.

Sylvia Graham, John M. Graham Jr., Christopher Graham, James Graham and Jolie Stewart as the surviving heirs of John Graham, filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Aero International Inc., Alfa Laval Inc., Anheuser-Busch LLC, et al alleging the defendants failed their duty to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of the decedent and others working with or around the products.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in 1957, John Graham was first exposed to asbestos-containing products while in the US Navy. He claims he was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers emanating from certain products, which caused lung cancer that was diagnosed May 25, 2016. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to warn 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 a sum in excess of $50,000 which will fairly and reasonably compensate the injuries. They are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville, Illinois.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10686

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