Damages sought from owners of metallurgical complex in Peru over minor childrens' alleged injuries

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man acting as next friend of several minor plaintiffs is seeking damages from an international natural resource company that operated in a region of Peru.

Father Chris Collins, as next friend of A.S.A.T., S.M.A.C., et al. filed a complaint on March 21 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Doe Run Resources Corp., D.R. Acquisition Corp. and Marvin Kaiser alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the minor plaintiffs were exposed to lead and other toxic substances from the defendants' ownership, disposal and release of substances in the La Oroya region of Peru. The suit states the minor plaintiffs sustained physical and psychological injuries, learning disabilities, anemia, stunted growth and other damages as a result of the exposure.

The plaintiffs hold Doe Run Resources Corp., D.R. Acquisition Corp. and Kaiser responsible because the defendants allegedly recklessly generated, handled, stored, released or failed to control and contain metals or other toxic substances.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants of more than $25,000, costs of court, expenses, prejudgment and post-judgment interest and all other relief that are appropriate. 

They are represented by Wilson D. Sikes and Paul J. Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Edwardsville, Illinois; D. Todd Mathews and Randi L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville, Illinois; and Andrew V. Tramont of Rodriguez Tramont & Nunez PA in Coral Gables, Florida.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00563

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