ST. LOUIS – A Texas woman and Iowa man allege their decedent's lung cancer was from his exposure to asbestos during his career.
Kay Bement and Mark Allen Bement II, as the surviving heirs of Mark A. Bement, deceased filed a complaint on July 3 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against 3M Co., Copes-Vulcan Inc., Uniroyal Inc., et al. alleging strict liability, negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Mark Bement's life, 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 August 2014, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on July 5, 2015, the suit states.
The plaintiffs holds 3M Co., Copes-Vulcan Inc., Uniroyal Inc., et al. responsible because the defendant 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 compensatory and punitive damages of more than $25,000. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville and Jason M. Ministrelli of Karst & von Oiste LLP in Houston, Texas.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10674