ST. LOUIS – A couple has filed suit against two St. Louis-based companies and others over allegations asbestos exposure caused the husband to develop lung cancer.
Albert Bergeron and Karen Bergeron filed a complaint on July 9 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Akebono Brake Corp., The Boeing Co., Warren Pumps LLC, et al. alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Albert Bergeron's work from 1964 to 1990 at various locations in St. Louis and New Jersey, 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 Aug. 7, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiffs holds Akebono Brake Corp., The Boeing Co., Warren Pumps LLC, 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 and punitive damages of more than $50,000, plus costs and all further relief as the court may deem just and equitable. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10707