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How to deal with Mold in your home or workplace

Infestation of toxic mold in your home, your workplace, or in any other environment you spend much of your time in, can seriously affect the health of you and your family. While most molds are non-toxic, 100 of the over 100,000 types of molds are classified as harmful to humans. These molds need food, water, lack of ventilation and their appropriate temperature to grow. Since the newer homes and buildings are built to be airtight to conserve energy, they have become breeding grounds for toxic molds such as stachybotrys, aspergillus and penicillium.

Stachybotrys, also known as black mold, is particularly toxic and aggressive. Flooding, leaks in the roof or foundation of buildings and improperly installed plumbing create a high risk of a building becoming infested with this toxic mold.

Toxic molds release mycotoxins through their spores. When inhaled, these mycotoxins can cause a wide range of adverse health effects to immune and respiratory systems. Infants and the elderly are particularly susceptible. Symptoms of toxic mold exposure may include coughing and wheezing, allergy and flu-like symptoms, migraines, memory loss, fatigue, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and pulmonary hemorrhage. Toxic mold exposure can even result in death.

If you or a family member has suffered injury from mold exposure, you may be able to hold the property owner of the home, apartment complex, or building liable. Breach of contract, fraud, bad faith and negligence are all charges that may be brought against the owners who put you and your family at risk of mold poisoning. Landlords may be held accountable for property damage due to mold infestation, as well as past and future medical bills, pain and suffering and mental anguish.

Consult with a lawyer if you believe you or a family member has become sick or sustained injury due to toxic mold. To litigate, you must be able to prove a causal link between the mold and the adverse health effects. Your attorney can consult with experts as to the causal link, as well as the standard of care landlords are expected to meet in preventing a mold infestation on their property. Evidence in this case must be very clear and very specific.

If you or a family member has sustained adverse health effects or injury due to toxic mold exposure, we are ready to help you at The Law Offices of Gary M. Zeidwig. We work hard to get our clients at the best results for this type of cases. Use our free evaluation form to contact us, or you can send an email at gz@zeidwiglaw.com or give us a call at (954) 523-3993 so we can set up a meeting to go over your case and give you the best advice and representation. Gary Zeidwig is an award-winning trial attorney who has been involved in winning millions of dollars in personal injury compensation for his clients.

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