Toxic Black Mold Lawsuits
Is Mold in your home making you sick?
Has your Insurance Company refused to pay for property damage caused by mold?
Molds that grow in homes or buildings with water damage have been associated with serious health problems. There are as many as l00 common mold varieties that can grow indoors and cause problems. One of the most common types is the black mold known as stachybotrys atra. Stachybotrys produce airborne mycotoxins which can lead to a range of side effects including: breathing problems such as asthma attacks, allergies dizziness, flu-like symptoms, allergies, skin rashes, and fatigue.
In a study conducted by Harvard University that surveyed 10,000 residential homes, mold was found to produce a 50 to 100% increase in respiratory problems. A study done by the Mayo Clinic concluded as many as 37 million sufferers of chronic sinus infections may be able to attribute it to mold.
After a leak, water damage or plain poor construction that allows dampness in the interior of a home or business structure, the mold grows rapidly. In many cases the structure lacks adequate ventilation leading to moisture buildup and mold breeding areas.The mold spreads on wood, tiles, drywall, paper and carpet, it is often out of sight growing behind walls or under floors. In many cases the problems have forced homeowners to leave or even condemnation of the home itself.
Do you Have Mold?
The following conditions could indicate that there is mold in your home or building:
A black substance that you suspect is mold, musty odor in the home, visible signs of water damage, constant moisture, poor air circulation, the existence of any roof, plumbing or basement leaks.
Toxic mold contamination that results in severe health problems, has been the subject of numerous lawsuits against building owners, companies as well as against insurance companies who try and dismiss these claims as frivolous.
However, people in courts around the country are taking these claims very seriously.
In Delaware, two woman were awarded $1.04 million after their landlord failed to fix leaks and mold problems in their apartment. Both woman claimed the landlord's negligence resulted in serious health problems in asthma attacks.
In Texas a homeowner received $1.5 million in a bad-faith lawsuit against his insurance company, after the company refused to pay his claim for mold damage to his home.
In California a group received $1.3 million for toxic mold claims against the builders and contractors whose shoddy workmanship allowed leaks to cause mold to invade their homes.
More amazing, a California jury awarded $18 million (including punitive damages) to a homeowner against Allstate Insurance for denying his claims for mold damage. The judge later lowered the award to $3 million.
Taking Legal Action
If you, family members, residents or occupants who experience health problems including serious asthma attacks, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (a disease similar to bacterial pneumonia), irritation of the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs and infections, you may have legal claims against one or more parties.
Submit your toxic mold inquiry online.
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