ST. LOUIS — A man who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer is suing Archer Daniels Midland Co., Baltimore Aircoil Co. Inc., Caterpillar Inc. and others, citing alleged negligence.
Kenneth Slover filed a complaint on Dec. 21 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 at various times during his life, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. On Sept. 1, 2017, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, and he alleges the disease was wrongfully caused by his exposure to asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly 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 punitive damages of more than $25,000, and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of O'Brien Law Firm PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC12025