ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges exposure to asbestos during her career with Pennsylvania employers caused her to develop lung cancer.
Diane Keith filed a complaint on Jan. 23 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against 4520 Corp. Inc., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during her employment from 1966 to 2007 at various locations in Pennsylvania, 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 May 26, 2017, she was diagnosed with lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease.
The plaintiff holds 4520 Corp. Inc., 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 compensatory and punitive of more than $50,000 and any further relief that the court deemed appropriate. She is represented by Carson Menges of Menges Law Firm in Belleville, Illinois and Robert Cowan of Bailey Cowan Heckman PLLC in Houston, Texas.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1922cc00174