ST. LOUIS – A Texas couple alleges the husband developed lung cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos in the 1960s and 1970s.
Rickey Kaercher and Lillie Kaercher filed a complaint on Jan. 8 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, et al. alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during Rickey Kaercher's career at various locations in Missouri, Texas and Arkansas, 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 Aug. 27, 2017, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiffs hold Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, et al. responsible because the defendant 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 compensatory and punitive damages of no less than $25,000 and all further relief as the court may deem just and equitable. They are represented by Wilson D. Sikes of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Edwardsville, Illinois.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1922cc00070