Man alleges asbestos exposure at locations in Kansas City caused cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 23, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A man alleges exposure to asbestos in the 1970s caused him to develop lung cancer.

Lester Riley and Alyce Riley filed a complaint on Nov. 13 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the Dow Chemical Co., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Lester Riley's career beginning in 1970s at locations in Kansas City, 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 May 18, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. 

The plaintiffs holds the Dow Chemical 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 plaintiffs seek actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000, plus costs, interest and all other relief that the court may deem just and equitable. They are 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-CC11620

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