A former storekeeper and salesman with mesothelioma is suing over his alleged exposure to asbestos during his career.
Leon C. and Diana L. Zander filed a a lawsuit May 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against dozens of companies, alleging secondary exposure and strict liabiiity.
According to the complaint, from 1964 to 1979, Leon C. Zander worked as a storekeeper and salesman at various locations, where he was exposed to asbestos-containing products made, shipped, sold, marketed or used by the defendants.
As a result, the lawsuit states, he was diagnosed Jan. 20 with the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma.
The Zanders seek damages in excess of the court's jurisdictional limit. They are represented by attorney Lawrence R. Weisler of Cooney and Conway in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L004760.