ST. LOUIS — An individual is suing numerous companies, alleging second hand exposure to asbestos caused him to develop mesothelioma.

Roger Huff filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the 4520 Corp. Inc., Advance Auto Parts Inc., Afton Pumps Inc., Air & Liquid Systems Corp., et al., alleging 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 plaintiff alleges that he was first exposed to asbestos as a child due to his father's job as a pipefitter. Due to his proximity to asbestos, the plaintiff claims he was diagnosed with mesothelioma in June. 

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because 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 plaintiff seeks judgment for a sum in excess of $25,000, which will fairly and reasonably compensate for plaintiff's injuries. He is 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-CC10915

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