Former laborer blames CBS, others for allegedly cancer-causing asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former laborer alleges exposure to asbestos beginning in the 1960s caused him to develop cancer.

Riley Crowley filed a complaint on Sept. 20 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against CBS Corp., FMC Corp., Kohler Co., et al. alleging strict liability and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during his employment beginning in 1961, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants at jobsites in Indiana and Kentucky. The suit states that on or about April 11, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease and that it was wrongfully caused. 

The plaintiff holds CBS Corp., FMC Corp., Kohler Co., 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 actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000, plus costs, interest and any further relief that 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-CC11273

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