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

David Bennett and Naomi Bennett filed a complaint on May 8 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against IMO Industries Inc., ITT Corp., J P Bushnell Packing Supply Co., et al, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during David Bennett's career from 1973 to 1991 at various locations in California, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. The suit states that on or about Feb. 9, 2016, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. 

The plaintiffs hold IMO Industries Inc., ITT Corp., J P Bushnell Packing Supply Co., 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's health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory damages in a fair and reasonable amount exceeding $25,000 and all further relief that the court may deem just and equitable. They are represented by Wilson D. Sikes of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Edwardsville.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00944

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