ST. LOUIS — A couple is suing Advance Glove & Safety Co. Inc., Ametek Inc., Viking Pump Inc., and other makers and users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

Martin F. Boyer and Gloria J. Boyer filed a complaint on Feb. 13 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they breached their duties to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Martin Boyer's career from 1955 to 2000, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. On Nov. 7, 2017, he first became aware that he developed mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease allegedly was wrongfully caused.

The plaintiffs holds Advance Glove & Safety Co. Inc., Ametek Inc., Viking Pump Inc., and others responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that asbestos was toxic, poisonous and dangerous to humans' health; 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 of more than $50,000. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00321

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