A couple has filed a complaint against 35 companies on February 7 in St. Louis Circuit Court for allegedly causing a mesothelioma diagnosis.
The suit, which doesn’t specify the residing location of the plaintiffs, was filed by Dora and Jerry Wilkerson.
According to the complaint, Dora Wilkerson developed mesothelioma after working as a computer programmer and cashier different locations from 1965 to 2010.
The defendant companies knew the dangers of asbestos, but still exposed her to the substance without providing any protective measures, the suit states.
The fatal disease disfigured and disabled Dora Wilkerson and she experienced enormous pain and mental anguish as a result of the disease. She became prevented from going ahead with her employment and thus lost large amounts of money, the complaint says.
Wilkersons are seeking punitive, exemplary and compensatory damages.