Son files suit against ADT Holdings, others over father's mesothelioma death

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A son alleges his father's mesothelioma-related death was caused by exposure to asbestos while working in the Kansas City area.

Robert R. Rankin filed a complaint on Dec. 19 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against ADT Holdings Inc., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is the son of the late Richard A. Rankin. He alleges during his deceased father's employment at various locations in the Kansas City area, he was exposed to, inhaled and ingested large amounts of asbestos fibers emanating for certain products manufactured, sold and distributed by defendants. The suit states Richard A. Rankin developed mesothelioma, an asbestos-related disease, and died Sept. 8, 2018. 

The plaintiff holds ADT Holdings Inc., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products even though it was foreseeable that it has a toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect upon a person's health.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants for a sum of more than $25,000 and all other relief that is proper and just. He is represented by Nate Mudd and Andrew Balcer of Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822cc11894

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