ST. LOUIS – A man who worked as a drywaller/plasterer in Texas for almost two decades alleges he developed cancer because of asbestos exposure from products and equipment.
Chris Jones filed a complaint on Feb. 22 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Crown Cork & Seal Co., Inc., Gardner Denver Inc., IMO Industries Inc., et al. alleging strict liability, negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during his military career and employment in Texas from 1963 to 1984, he experienced occupational and bystander exposure to asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants.
The suit states that on or about July 6, 2012, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. He alleges he has suffered disability, disfigurement and became liable to expend large sums of monies for hospital, medical and health care services.
The plaintiff holds Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc., Gardner Denver Inc., IMO Industries Inc., 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 plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in a fair and reasonable amount and all further relief that the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Wilson D. Sikes of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Edwardsville.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00403