Former maintenance worker alleges products from Dwyer Instruments, others caused asbestosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former maintenance worker alleges he has been injured by exposure to asbestos during his career.

Lawrence L. Schuermann filed a complaint on Oct. 22 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Air & Liquid Systems Corp., Continental Hydraulics Inc., Dwyer Instruments Inc., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during the course of his work from 1962 to 1981, 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 Aug. 2, he was diagnosed with asbestosis and said disease was wrongfully caused. 

The plaintiff holds Air & Liquid Systems Corp., Continental Hydraulics Inc., Dwyer Instruments 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 requests a trial by jury seeks damages of more than $25,000, costs and all further relief that the court may deem just and proper. He 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-CC11470

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