Former laborer alleged asbestos exposure caused lung cancer, seeks damages from CBS

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 10, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A former laborer alleges exposure to asbestos in Connecticut caused him to develop cancer.

James Coe filed a complaint on Dec. 21 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against CBS Corp., et al. alleging strict liability, negligence and other counts

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during his career beginning in 1959 at locations in Connecticut, 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 Nov. 9, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.

The plaintiff holds 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 plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000, plus costs, interest and all further relief that the court deems just and equitable. He is represented by Benjamin R. Schmickle and Matthew C. Morris of SWMW Law LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822cc11909

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