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Former laborer alleges exposure to asbestos caused mesothelioma

By Annie Cosby | Jun 4, 2014

A man is suing over claims his mesothelioma was caused by asbestos-containing products made and sold by dozens of companies.

George A. Mehok filed a lawsuit June 2 in the Cook County Circuit Court against General Electric Co., Henry Pratt Co., Kellogg Co. and dozens of others.

According to the complaint, Mehok was exposed to asbestos-containing products designed, manufactured, marketed and sold by the defendant companies through his occupation as a laborer in various capacities and through non-occupational projects.

Mehok claims he was diagnosed with mesothelioma on March 6, as a result of the alleged asbestos exposure.

He is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional limit, plus costs, and is being represented in the case by attorney Matthew J. Adair of Cooney & Conway.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005832.

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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