Family members of mechanic file asbestos injury suit against CBS, others

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The spouse and children of a mechanic allege his exposure to asbestos during his career caused him to develop lung cancer.

Rita Nelson, Lauren Nelson and Jenelle Atkins, as the surviving heirs of Robert L. Nelson, deceased filed a complaint on Dec. 7 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against CBS Corp., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Robert Nelson's life, 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 Dec. 9, 2015, decedent first became aware that he had developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on Oct. 24.

The plaintiffs hold CBS Corp., 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 and punitive damages of more than $50,000 and all further relief that the court deems appropriate. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville, Illinois.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822cc11802

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