ST. LOUIS - An additional four asbestos cases have been added to the docket in St. Louis Circuit Court.
On Feb. 14, four new complaints were filed in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in the City of St. Louis.
Randy Cohn, Myles Epperson and Shane Hampton of the Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd law firm in Alton were among the attorneys that brought them.
Bert L. and Gloria Dobson sued 63 defendant corporations while Janice Kassman filed a lawsuit against 11 defendant corporations. Stella Lambert named 38 companies as defendants. Danielle Wolfe listed 38 defendant corporations in her complaint filed on behalf of her deceased mother, Barbara Kuhl. None of the plaintiffs specify where they reside.
In their complaint, the Dobsons allege the defendant companies caused Bert L. Dobson to develop mesothelioma after his exposure to asbestos-containing products throughout his career as a mechanic, laborer and farmer at various locations from 1959 until 2007.
In her complaint, Janice Kassman alleges her recently deceased mother, Phyllis Armo, developed mesothelioma after she worked as a welder at the Brooklyn Naval Shipyard from 1941 until 1945.
Robert Lambert developed mesothelioma after working as a laborer and manager at various locations throughout the United States, according to his wife's complaint.
Danielle Wolfe claims her mother, Barbara Kuhl, developed mesothelioma after her exposure to asbestos products during her career as a bookkeeper, dental assistant and waitress at various locations from 1960 until 2002.
Kuhl was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a contractor, builder, carpenter and foreman from 1977 until 1980 and through her brother-in-law, who worked as a mechanic from 1950 until 1962.
The defendants should have known of the harmful effects of asbestos, but failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the plaintiff's safety, the suits state.
As a result of their asbestos-related diseases, Bert L. Dobson, Armo, Robert Lambert and Kuhl became disabled and disfigured, incurred medical costs and suffered great physical pain and mental anguish, the complaint says. In addition, they became prevented from pursuing their normal course of employment and, as a result, lost large sums of money that would have accrued to them, the plaintiffs claim.
Because of Armo's,Robert Lambert's and Kuhl's deaths, their family have incurred funeral costs and have been deprived of their support and society.
In their four-count complaint, the Dobsons are seeking actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000, and punitive and exemplary damages of more than $50,000, plus other relief the court deems just.
In her four-count complaint, Kassman is seeking punitive and exemplary damages of more than $50,000 and actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000.
In her four-count complaint, Stella Lambert is seeking actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000 and punitive and exemplary damages of more than $50,000.
In her four-count complaint, Danielle Wolfe is seeking actual and compensatory damages of more than $50,000 and punitive and exemplary damages of more than $50,000.
St. Louis Circuit Court case numbers: 12-L-841, 12-L-842, 12-L-840, 12-L-839.