ST. LOUIS — A maintenance service provider is suing Alberici Constructors Inc., Baltimore Aircoil Co. Inc., Blackmer and others, claiming their negligence led to his asbestos-related disease.

William G. Bragg filed a complaint on Nov. 1 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during his employment from 1955 to 1979, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products mined, manufactured, processed, distributed or installed by the defendants. On Sept. 25, 2016, Bragg was diagnosed with asbestosis, according to the complaint, causing him to suffer physical and mental pain, lost wages and a shortened life span.

The plaintiff holds Alberici Constructors Inc., Baltimore Aircoil Co. Inc., Blackmer and others responsible because the defendants allegedly 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 plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $25,000, plus punitive damages, costs of this action and all further relief that the court may deem proper. He is represented by Andrew O' Brien, Christopher J. Thoron, Bartholomew J. Baumstark, Gerald J. FitzGerald and Adam J. Reynolds of O'Brien Law Firm PC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court Case number 1722-CC11653

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