ST. LOUIS — Two people are suing multiple corporations, some of which are based in the St. Louis area, citing alleged failure to protect and failure to warn individuals of the harmful effects of asbestos.

Carrol Stubblefield and Ruth Stubblefield filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against AGCO Corp., Borg-Warner Corp., BW/IP International, et al. alleging the defendants failed their duty to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of its employees and others working with or around the products.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between 1960 and 1970, Carrol Stubblefied was a laborer at several companies and claims he was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers emanating from certain products of the defendants. Carroll Stubblefied first became aware that he had developed lung cancer on June 1, 2016. 

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

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for compensatory damages in excess of $25,000 and for costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other and further relief as the court deems appropriate. They are represented by Benjamin R. Schmickle of SWMW Law LLC in St. Louis.

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