ST. LOUIS – A couple has filed a suit against several companies over allegations asbestos exposure through their products caused the husband to develop lung cancer.

Timothy Thomas and Wendy Thomas filed a complaint on May 7 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Afton Pumps Inc., Bechtel Corp., The Boeing Co., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Timothy Thomas' employment as a pipe/sprinkler fitter beginning in 1986, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. He also alleges he was exposed to asbestos through his father, who worked at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis.

The suit states that on or about March 30, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. 

The plaintiffs hold Afton Pumps Inc., Bechtel Corp., The Boeing 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 health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.

The plaintiffs seek compensatory damages not less than $25,000, plus costs of this action, interest 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-CC00947

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