Individuals name CBS Corp., others in asbestos injury suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Several individuals have filed a suit against the makers of asbestos-containing products over allegations the exposure caused them or their decedents to develop lung cancer.

Sandra Milton, et al. filed a complaint on Dec. 14 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 plaintiffs, their relatives or their decedents' career lives in the 1950s and 1960s, they were exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. As a result, the suit states they were caused to develop lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and they subsequently learned that the disease 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 request a trial by jury and seek compensatory damages of more than $50,000, plus costs, interest and any further relief as the court deems just and equitable. 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 1822cc11842

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