ST. LOUIS – A man alleges asbestos exposure during his career and through his parents caused him to develop mesothelioma.
Jered Johnson filed a complaint on April 19 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against General Gasket Corp. and Honeywell International Inc. alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during career from 2000 to 2016 and while living with his parents, he was exposed to asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. The suit states that on or about Oct. 26, 2016, he first became aware that he developed mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiff holds General Gasket Corp. and Honeywell International Inc. 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 compensatory damages of more than $50,000 and any further relief as the court deems just and equitable. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00796