ST. LOUIS — A son alleges he was exposed to asbestos through his parents, who worked at companies that used asbestos.

George Snell Jr. and Marlene Snell filed a complaint July 21 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against 4520 Corp Inc.; ABB Inc.; AK Streel Corp.; American Boiler Tank & Welding Co. Inc., et al., alleging the defendants failed to warn of the dangerous effects of inhaling, ingesting or otherwise absorbing asbestos.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between 1953 and 1990, George Snell's mother and father worked as laborers at various companies. The plaintiff claims he was secondarily exposed to asbestos containing products through his parents, who inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers emanating from certain products from the defendants. The plaintiff claims he was diagnosed with mesothelioma on May 16 as a result of the exposure. 

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 for actual and compensatory damages and punitive damages for misconduct and to deter similarly situated parties from committing like acts of misconduct in the future and for other relief the court deems appropriate. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville, Illinois.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10865

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