Toxic mold can cause serious health problems to adults and children. Therefore, mold remediation should be completed quickly and thoroughly. Toxic mold, including black mold, starts growing in moist damp places and expands to create a contaminated home or building. It releases spores and mycotoxins (poisonous toxins) that affect air quality and cause health problems. Children and people with immune deficiencies are especially susceptible to health problems from mold. If you have been exposed to toxic mold, an experienced attorney may be able to help.
Symptoms of Mold
- Headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing, and other irritations
- Damage to lungs, allergies
- Invasive illnesses and damage to major organs
Whether your exposure to poor air quality standards from mold occurred in the home or elsewhere, an attorney may be able to identify who might be responsible. If you are renting, your landlord may be responsible for mold remediation, particularly if he has been alerted to a moldy house odor. Chinese drywall, which can emit a gaseous musty odor, may also cause a problem. Contractors and builders may be responsible for the mold due to faulty workmanship or poorly manufactured materials.
An Experienced Mold Litigation Attorney Can Help
If you sustained personal injuries or property damage caused by mold or are having difficulty obtaining landlord mold clean up, an experienced attorney may:
- Prepare and send a legal reminder to speed up mold remediation since you are entitled to a habitable living place
- Arrange tests verifying the existence of mold or air quality standards
- Examine the causal relationship between mold and your condition with appropriate experts
- Investigate workmanship, materials, and other construction aspects which may have caused the toxic mold
If a court finds a wrongful act occurred, you may receive compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, loss of work, or other related costs incurred because of mold exposure.