BELLEVILLE — Several manufacturing companies face litigation over a woman's death allegedly connected to asbestos inhalation.
Terry Meyer, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Mildred Meyer, filed a complaint on Aug. 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against a group of companies, including Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, Dana Companies LLC and Riley Power Inc.
According to the complaint, Mildred worked as a cook at Josie's Place and Red Rooster from the 1970s to 1990s. During that time, the complaint states, she was exposed to asbestos fibers. In addition, the lawsuit claims, she was exposed to more asbestos from plaintiff's work as a die caster. She learned of her lung cancer in November 2017 and died two months later, the complaint states.
The plaintiff alleges the companies knew about the toxic nature of asbestos and failed to warn her of its dangers.
The plaintiff seeks compensatory, exemplary and punitive damages of more than $50,000. He is represented by Randy L. Gorin of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-551