ST. LOUIS – The heir of a man employed in Alabama and Mississippi alleges exposure to asbestos caused him to develop lung cancer.
Elizabeth McKay, the surviving heir of Bobby Joe McKay, deceased filed a complaint on July 30 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against 3M Co., Foster Wheeler LLC, Trane US Inc., et al. alleging strict liability, negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, Bobby Joe McKay was employed as a construction maintenance man, carpenter and roofer from 1958 to 1985 in Alabama and Mississippi. The suit states during his career, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. The suit states on July 29, 2016, he died of lung cancer and the family later learned the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiff holds 3M Co., Foster Wheeler LLC, Trane US 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 plaintiff seeks damages against each defendant in the amount of more than $25,000. She is represented by Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10867