Surviving children of woman who worked in St. Louis allege companies failed to warn of hazards of asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | May 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The children of a woman who died from complications from mesothelioma allege the disease was caused by exposure to asbestos during her career in St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS – The children of a woman who died from complications from mesothelioma allege the disease was caused by exposure to asbestos during her career in St. Louis.

Richard Kaeser Jr. and Karri Hairer, as surviving heirs of Nelda Kaeser, deceased filed a complaint on May 17 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Ameron International Corp., BNSF Railway Co., Cleaver-Brooks, et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Nelda Kaeser's career from 1958 to 2000, she was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. The suit states Nelda Kaeser was employed by Ely & Walker Dry Goods Co. in St. Louis and at Terminal Railroad in St. Louis and Madison, Illinois.

The suit states that on or about Nov. 17, 2017, decedent's family first became aware that she developed mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced disease. She died on July 14, 2017, the suit states.

The plaintiffs hold Ameron International Corp., BNSF Railway Co., Cleaver-Brooks, 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 request a trial by jury and seek compensatory damages of no less than $25,000 and all further relief as the court deems just and equitable. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville, Illinois.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC01780

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Ameron International Corporation BNSF Railway Co. Cleaver-Brooks Gori, Julian & Associates PC St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court

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