ST. LOUIS – The surviving spouse of a Missouri man formerly employed by the General Motors plan in St. Louis alleges his death from mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure.
Barbara Bierman filed a complaint on Sept. 6 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against CBS Corp., Ingersoll-Rand Co., Riley Power Inc., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, during the course of plaintiff's husband Kenneth Bierman's employment from 1953 to 1983 in Missouri, 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 June 25, Kenneth Bierman was diagnosed with mesothelioma. He died on Aug. 15, the suit states.
The plaintiff holds CBS Corp., Ingersoll-Rand Co., Riley Power Inc., 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 seeks compensatory and punitive damages of no less than $25,000, plus costs and all further relief as the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Andrew A. O'Brien, Christopher J. Thoron, Bartholomew J. Baumstark, Gerald J. FitzGerald and Adam J. Reynolds of O'Brien Law Firm PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11167