Carrier Corp., others accused of negligence in asbestos suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 7, 2018

ST. LOUIS — A man's surviving heirs are suing a number of manufacturers and users of asbestos products, alleging negligence.

Opal Hare and Savannah Hare, as surviving heirs of Carlos Hare, deceased, filed a complaint on Jan. 19, in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Akebono Brake Corp., Carrier Corp., Cleaver Brooks, et al., alleging that they failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during  Carlos Hare's life, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants, causing him to develop mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced disease, which was wrongfully caused. He died on Feb. 7, 2015. 

The plaintiffs hold Akebono Brake Corp., Carrier Corp., Cleaver Brooks, 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 actual and compensatory damages of more than $25,000, and any further relief as the court may deem just and equitable. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00133

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Akebono Brake Corporation Carrier Corporation Cleaver-Brooks Gori, Julian & Associates PC St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court

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