Annie Cosby May 27, 2014, 12:55pm

A couple is suing over claims the man's mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure.

Bernard and Karen Weix filed a lawsuit May 19 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Grinnell Corp., Mueller Group LLC and dozens of other companies.

According to the complaint, Bernard was exposed to asbestos through his occupation as a maintenance man and through non-occupational projects that involved the use of asbestos-containing products designed, manufactured, sold, or marketed by the defendant companies.

Bernard was diagnosed with mesothelioma April 8, the suit states.

Bernard and Karen Weix are seeking damages in an amount in excess of jurisdictional limits, plus court costs, and are being represented in the case by attorney Daniel T. Ryan of Cooney & Conway.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005333.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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