A Missouri man just filed a potential class-action lawsuit against Empire District Electric Co., seeking medical monitoring after the company allegedly knowingly exposed workers at its Riverton plant to asbestos and other hazardous materials. The case is particularly interesting because the plaintiff is not sick. In fact, no allegations have yet been brought forward claiming any asbestos-related disease or other illness, but the man contends that he and other workers deserve to have their health monitored for those issues.
Although the following lawsuit is not being tried in Madison County or even in the United States, we felt it was important to share on our Illinois personal injury blog. It a reminder that people all over the world are suffering from mesothelioma and other deadly lung diseases as a result of their employers' failure to protect them from the harmful effects of substances they come into contact with every day at work.