ST. LOUIS – A former laborer alleges exposure to asbestos in North Carolina caused him to develop lung cancer.
Jimmy Carver filed a complaint on Sept. 28 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against CBS Corp., The Dow Chemical Co., Union Carbide Corp., et al. alleging strict liability and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during his employment beginning in late 1960s at locations in North Carolina, 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 Oct. 21, 2016, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiff holds CBS Corp., The Dow Chemical Co., 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 plaintiff seeks actual and compensatory damages of no less than $50,000, plus interest, costs and all further relief as 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-CC11331