Cummins, Eaton named in North Carolina man's asbestos injury suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 8, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A North Carolina man alleges he developed mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure during his military career.

James Anderson filed a complaint on July 23 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Burnham LLC, Cummins Inc., Eaton Corp., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during his military career from 1970 to 1985 and later working as a mechanic, 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. 20, 2017, he first became aware that he developed mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. 

The plaintiff holds Burnham LLC, Cummins Inc., Eaton Corp., 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 plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and compensatory damages of no less than $50,000, plus interest, costs and any further relief as the court may deem just and equitable. He is 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-CC10820

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