ST. LOUIS – A man alleges exposure to asbestos beginning in the 1960s caused him to develop lung cancer.
John Scott and Ruby Scott filed a complaint on Dec. 3 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against CBS Corp., et al. alleging strict liability and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during John Scott's employment beginning in the 1960s in South 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 June 12, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that it was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiffs hold CBS Corp., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiffs seek compensatory damages of no less than $50,000, plus interest, costs and all further relief that the court may deem proper and just. 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-CC11749