ST. LOUIS — A man's surviving heirs are suing numerous asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged negligence.
Sheila Ramey, Brian Ramey and Tracy Ramey, as surviving heirs of Robert Ramey, filed a complaint on Nov. 15 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Alfa Laval Inc., Ameron International Corp., Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, et al. alleging that they failed to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, during Robert Ramey's employment, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. On Sept. 25, 2013, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and the disease allegedly was wrongfully caused. He died on Jan. 8.
The plaintiffs hold Alfa Laval Inc., Ameron International Corp., Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, et al. responsible because the defendants 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 judgment against each defendant, separately for damages in excess of $25,000. They are represented by Randi L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11757