BELLEVILLE – A man alleges exposure to asbestos during his career from the 1970s to 1990s caused him to develop lung cancer.
Ernest Gaston filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against BMW Constructors Inc., Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, BWDAC Inc., et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during his employment from 1973 to 1995, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. As a result, he was wrongfully caused to develop lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, which he was diagnosed with in April 016.
The plaintiff holds BMW Constructors Inc., Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, BWDAC 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 seeks judgment against defendants in an amount of more than $50,000. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-505