BELLEVILLE — A couple are suing for alleged failure to warn regarding the harmful effects of asbestos fibers.
Dallas Lowe and Brenda Lowe filed a complaint on Oct. 26 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Armstrong International Inc., Armstrong Pumps Inc., Aurora Pump Co., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between 1966 and 1984, Dallas Lowe was secondarily exposed to asbestos-containing products through his wife, Brenda Lowe and brother, who both worked at Tri-Carb Corp/Excalibur Tool Co. with the plaintiff for a period of time. Dallas Lowe claims these asbestos-containing products were manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants, which resulted in him developing lung cancer. He alleges he first became aware of the disease on Aug. 23.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to conduct tests on the asbestos containing products manufactured, sold, delivered or installed in order to determine the hazards to which workers might be exposed while working with the products.
The plaintiffs seek judgment for a sum of more than $50,000, which will fairly and reasonably compensate for the injuries. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-632