BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing BMW Constructors Inc., Crown, Cork & Seal USA Inc. and Zurn Industries, et al, for the husband's alleged exposure to products containing asbestos.
Robert and Marietta Tucker filed a complaint on Nov. 1, in the St. Clair County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants failed to use reasonable care in protecting workers.
The plaintiffs allege that during Robert Tucker's career, beginning in 1960, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers from products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants.
In November 2016, he allegedly learned he had lung cancer, which can be attributed to asbestos exposure, according to court documents.
He experienced pain and suffering. He incurred large medical costs. The couple holds BMW Constructors Inc., Crown, Cork & Seal USA Inc. and Zurn Industries, et al, responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in products when substitutes were available.
The defendants allegedly failed to warn and instruct employees about the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory and punitive damages of more than $50,000. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-694