A Cook County man is suing over claims his mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos containing products.

Robert Spilky filed a lawsuit April 7 in the Cook County Circuit Court against A.W. Chesterton Co., Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and dozens of other companies,.

According to the complaint, during his 1957 to 1978 employment as a painter, as well as in non-occupational projects, Spilky was unknowingly exposed to asbestos through products manufactured, sold, or distributed by the defendants.

Spilky claims was diagnosed with mesothelioma on March 5 as a result of asbestos exposure.

He is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional limits, plus costs. He is being represented in the case by attorney David O. Barrett of Cooney & Conway.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L003894.

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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