ST. LOUIS – A man formerly employed as a forklift operator and materials handler alleges exposure to asbestos while he was employed by a Kansas City business caused him to develop mesothelioma.
Mark Reffitt filed a complaint on Jan. 24 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Crown Cork & Seal USA Inc., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during the course of his work from 1981 to 2016 at Tension Envelope in Kansas City, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested large amount of asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. The suit states that on or about March 1, 2016, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiff holds Crown Cork & Seal USA Inc., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to warn him of the dangers to his health from coming into contact with or inhaling asbestos.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, jointly and severally, for damages of more than $25,000, plus costs and all other relief deemed just and proper. He is represented by Andrew A. O'Brien, Christopher J. Thoron, Bartholomew J. Baumstark, Gerald J. FitzGerald and Adam J. Reynolds of O'Brien Law Firm PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1922cc00180