ST. LOUIS – A man formerly employed at locations in California and Iowa alleges exposure to asbestos caused him to develop lung cancer.
Charles Winters filed a complaint on Oct. 2 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against J P Bushnell Packing Supply Co., Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Welco Manufacturing Co. alleging products liability.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during his employment and military career beginning in 1962, he experienced occupational and bystander exposure to asbestos-containing products emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. The suit states that on or about May 1, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and later learned that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiff holds J P Bushnell Packing Supply Co., Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Welco Manufacturing Co. responsible because the defendant 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 all damages of more than $25,000 and any further relief as the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Wilson D. Sikes of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Edwardsville.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11348