Couple claims Borg-Warner, others failed to warn of asbestos dangers

By Lhalie Castillo | May 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A man alleges his exposure to asbestos while employed in California caused him to develop lung cancer.

Donald Stroth and Pamela Stroth filed a complaint on May 10 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Borg-Warner Corp., Caterpillar Inc., General Electric Co., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various time during Donald Stroth's employment and military career beginning in 1966 in California, he was exposed to asbestos fibers from the defendants' products. The suit states that on or about Oct. 2, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. 

The plaintiffs hold Borg-Warner Corp., Caterpillar Inc., General Electric Co., et al 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 damages of more than $25,000, plus interest, costs and all further relief that are just and equitable. They are represented by Benjamin R. Schmickle and Matthew D. Morris of SWMW Law LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00946

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