Borg-Warner, others named in woman's suit over mesothelioma diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 15, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges exposure to asbestos through family members caused her to develop mesothelioma.

Joni K. Ewing and William F. Ewing filed a complaint on Dec. 21 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Borg-Warner Corp., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Joni Ewing's life beginning in the 1960s in Kansas, she 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 July 10, 2018, she first became aware that she developed mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. 

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 seek actual and compensatory damages and punitive and exemplary damages in an amount of more than $25,000. They are represented by John Garvey of Carey Danis & Lowe in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822cc11923

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