Mark Reccek Mar. 13, 2015, 8:32am

A former laborer is suing dozens of companies over claims their asbestos-containing products caused his lung disease.

Sherman Glover filed a lawsuit March 11 in Cook County Circuit Court against A.W. Chesterton Co., H.B. Fuller Co., Union Carbide Corp. and more than 20 other companies.

According to the complaint, Glover was exposed to asbestos between 1952 and 1979, during which time he worked near the defendants’ products as a laborer, machine operator and foundry worker. He claims the exposure led him to develop lung cancer, of which he became aware on May 22, 2014.

Glover alleges the defendants knew or should have known their products contained asbestos and would result in physical harm, and failed to provide adequate warnings about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

He is represented by attorney Michael T. Egan of Cooney & Conway in Chicago.

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

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