ST. LOUIS — A married couple is suing CBS Corp., The DOW Chemical Co., General Electric Co., and others, makers and users of asbestos products, alleging negligence.

Djura and Vera Graovac filed a complaint on Jan. 30 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they breached their duty to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Djura Graovac's work as a mechanic from 1965 to 1979, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. On Feb. 28, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. 

The plaintiffs hold CBS Corp., The DOW Chemical Co., General Electric Co., and others responsible because they allegedly negligently manufactured, sold and distributed products that are unreasonably dangerous, and 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 compensatory damages of more than $25,000 and any other relief that the court may deem lawful and equitable. They are represented by Benjamin R. Schmickle and Matthew C. Morris of SWMW Law LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00192

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