Missouri couple blames wife's pleural mesothelioma diagnosis on asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 20, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri couple alleges the wife developed pleural mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure during her career as a machine operator and laborer.

Geneva Weber and Robert Weber filed a complaint on Dec. 6 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against BorgWarner Morse TEC Inc., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Geneva Weber's career from 1965 to 1979, she 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 October 2018, she first became aware that she contracted asbestos-related disease, including but not limited to pleural mesothelioma. 

The plaintiffs hold BorgWarner Morse TEC Inc., 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 more than $25,000, with interest, costs and such all further relief that the court may deem proper and just. They are represented by Melissa C. Schopfer of Simmons Hanly Conroy in Alton, Illinois.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822cc11784

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