An Illinois man suffering from mesothelioma has named 73 defendant corporations in an asbestos lawsuit filed in Madison County Circuit Court.

Franz Mueller claims he was diagnosed with mesothelioma on April 9, and subsequently learned his disease was wrongfully caused.

According to the complaint filed Aug. 19, Mueller was employed from 1960 to 1992 as a machine operator and welder at various locations in Illinois and Missouri.

Mueller claims the defendants failed in their duty to exercise reasonable care and caution for his safety.

He is seeking damages in excess of $150,000, plus costs.

Mueller is represented by Tim Thompson of SimmonsCooper in East Alton.

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