ST. LOUIS — A couple is suing Armstrong Pumps Inc., Bechtel Corp., Coen Company Inc., makers of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence.
Mary Wagner and John Wagner filed a complaint on Jan. 5 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 the general public.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various time during Mary Wagner's life she was exposed to, and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. She was also allegedly secondarily exposed to asbestos containing products through her father and through her husband. In January 2013, she first became aware that she had developed lung cancer and that the disease allegedly was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that asbestos was highly toxic, deleterious and poisonous to humans; and they 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 compensatory damages of more than $50,000, and any other relief as the court finds just and proper. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00029