Man alleges asbestos exposure in Michigan caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A man formerly employed in Michigan alleges exposure to asbestos on the job caused him to develop lung cancer.

David Smith filed a complaint on Oct. 25 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against CBS Corp., The Dow Chemical Co., Pneumo Abex LLC, et al. alleging strict liability and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during his career beginning in 1970, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants at locations in Michigan. The suit states that on or about June 22, 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., Pneumo Abex LLC, 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, interest, costs, attorney's fees and such other 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-CC11507

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