BELLEVILLE – A man employed at various companies in Ohio throughout this career alleges that exposure to asbestos caused him to develop cancer.
Joseph Tucholski filed a complaint on Nov. 27 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Borg-Warner Corp., FMC Corp., Goulds Pumps Inc. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during his military career and employment as a general laborer in Ohio from 1963 to 2016, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestiform fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants.
The suit states that on or about Oct. 18, 2016, the plaintiff first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused.
The plaintiff holds Borg-Warner Corp., FMC Corp., Goulds Pumps Inc., and others responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages of more than $50,000. He is represented by Ethan A. Flint and Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-704