ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges exposure to asbestos during her career caused her to develop lung cancer.
Susan Kosmides filed a complaint on Dec. 20 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against ABB Inc., et al. alleging products liability and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during her work beginning in 1959 at various locations across the country, 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 Aug. 27, 2015, she first became aware that she developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and subsequently learned that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiff holds ABB 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 plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory, exemplary and punitive damages of more than $50,000, costs and any further relief that the court may deem equitable and just. She is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville, Illinois.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822cc11901