Man formerly employed by Ford Motor Co. alleges asbestos exposure caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former Ford Motor Co. employee and his wife allege exposure to asbestos during his career caused him to develop lung cancer.

Gary Bradshaw and Jill Bradshaw filed a complaint on Nov. 16 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Crown, Cork & Seal USA Co., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Gary Bradshaw's career at Ford Motor Co. in Michigan from 1965 to 1998, 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 2, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. Jill Bradshaw alleges she has been deprived of society and service of her husband as a result. 

The plaintiffs hold Crown, Cork & Seal USA 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 request a trial by jury and seek compensatory damages of no less than $50,000, costs and any further relief that the court deems just and equitable. They are represented by Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville, Illinois and Jason M. Ministrelli of Karst & von Oiste LLP in Spring, Texas.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court Case number 1822-CC11657

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