Dow Chemical, others named in couple's suit over lung cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A couple is seeking more than $50,000 from several companies over allegations exposure to asbestos caused the husband's lung cancer.

Willie King and Kathleen King filed a complaint on Dec. 21 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against The Dow Chemical Co., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Willie King's work, 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 May 3, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-related disease, and that it was wrongfully caused.

The plaintiffs hold The Dow Chemical Co., 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 seek actual compensatory damages of no less than $50,000, plus costs, interest and all further relief deemed 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 1822cc11911

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