Couple files suit against Borg-Warner, others over husband's cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A couple is seeking damages from several companies over allegations asbestos exposure caused the husband to develop lung cancer.

Leroy Goens and Frances Goens filed a complaint on Dec. 21 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Borg-Warner Corp., et al. alleging strict liability and other counts.

According to the complaint, Leroy Goens alleges he was first exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants while working in Ohio from 1966 to 1979. The suit states that on or about Aug. 9, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos related disease, and subsequently learned that said disease was wrongfully caused. Frances Goens alleges she has suffered loss of consortium, society and service of her husband.

The plaintiffs hold Borg-Warner 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 actual compensatory damages of not less than $50,000, plus costs, interest and any further relief as the court may deem 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 1822cc11910

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