ST. LOUIS – A man alleges exposure to asbestos in Ohio caused him to develop lung cancer.
Ernest Timbs and Mary Timbs filed a complaint on May 9 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Crown, Cork & Seal USA Inc.; Grinnell LLC; Union Carbide Corp.; et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, Ernest Timbs alleges he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants while employed as an ironworker in Ohio from 1952 through the 1970s. The suit states that on or about Oct. 14, 2014, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-related disease.
The plaintiffs hold Crown, Cork & Seal USA Inc.; Grinnell LLC; Union Carbide Corp.; et al, responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that it had toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect to human health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiffs seek damages of more than $25,000, plus costs of this action and all further relief as the court may deem 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-CC00945