Dow Chemical, others named in couple's asbestos injury suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former laborer and mechanic alleges exposure to asbestos caused him to develop cancer.

Archie Lyons and Direse Lyons filed a complaint on Dec. 12 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against The Dow Chemical Co., et al. alleging strict liability and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Archie Lyons' career, 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 24, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease. 

The plaintiffs hold The Dow Chemical Co., et al. responsible because the defendant 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 actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000, costs, interest and any further relief that the court may deem equitable 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 1822cc1828

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