Couple names Flowserve, others in suit over husband's mesothelioma diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A couple alleges the husband developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure during his career.

Riad Youssef and Tammi Youssef filed a complaint on Dec. 28 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Armstrong Pumps Inc., Crane Co., Flowserve U.S. Inc., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Riad Youssef's career life at locations in Illinois, Virginia and Minnesota, 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 June 17, 2014, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced disease. Tammi Youssef alleges she has been deprived of her husband's society and services. 

The plaintiffs hold Armstrong Pumps Inc., Crane Co., Flowserve U.S. 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 request a trial by jury and seek actual compensatory damages of more than $50,000 and all further relief deemed just and equitable. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville, Illinois.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822cc11935

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