ST. LOUIS – A man alleges exposure to asbestos during his career caused him to develop mesothelioma.

Glennon Pyeatt and Patricia Pyeatt filed a complaint on March 27 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Ace Hardware Corp., Autozone Inc., Bird Corp., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Glennon Pyeatt's career at various locations in Missouri and Illinois, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. He alleges that on or about March 2018, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.

The plaintiffs hold Ace Hardware Corp., Autozone Inc., Bird Corp., and others 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 seek actual and compensatory damages of more than $25,000 and any further relief as the court deems just 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-CC00629

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