ST. LOUIS – A man alleges exposure to asbestos during his career in the 1970s caused him to develop lung cancer.
John Bilger and Beatrice Bilger filed a complaint on July 23 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against DAP Inc., General Gasket Corp., Honeywell International Inc., et al. alleging negligence
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during John Bilger's employment in the 1970s in Pennsylvania, 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 Sept. 5, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease.
The plaintiffs holds DAP Inc., General Gasket Corp., Honeywell International Inc., 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 actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000, plus costs of this action, together with any other relief as the court may deem 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-CC10811