ST. LOUIS — A husband and wife have filed a lawsuit against a number of companies, citing alleged negligence.

Carl Gregory and Verla Gregory filed a complaint on Sept. 1, in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against ABB Inc., AK Steel Corp., Ameren Illinois Co. and others, alleging they breached their duties to exercise ordinary care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that plaintiff Carl Gregory, while working for various companies throughout Missouri, was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. In April 2016, he first became aware that he had developed lung cancer, allegedly due to asbestos exposure. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages of over $50,000. They are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11268

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