Asbestos exposure in Connecticut caused lung cancer, man alleges

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A man alleges he was exposed to asbestos while working as a maintenance mechanic and laborer in Connecticut and has developed lung cancer as a result.

George Martin and Nancy Martin filed a complaint on Aug. 31 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against The Dow Chemical Co., FMC Corp., Union Carbide Corp., et al. alleging strict liability, negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during George Martin's career life in Connecticut, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed and/or installed by defendants. The suit states that on or about June 28, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. 

The plaintiffs hold The Dow Chemical Co., FMC Corp., Union Carbide 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 plaintiffs seek actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000, plus costs, interest and any further relief as the court deems 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-CC11142

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FMC Corporation St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court SWMW Law LLC The Dow Chemical Company Union Carbide Corporation

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