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March 17, 2020
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When Can I Sue for Mold Exposure?

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Mold exposure, whether at your home, workplace, or elsewhere, can lead to severe and sometimes fatal illnesses. Although many property owners take toxic mold exposure seriously and go through great measures to maintain safety for residents and workers alike, there’s always a possibility that mold is unknowingly present in older structures or will develop in new ones.

If you believe you’ve contracted an illness because of toxic mold exposure in your home, workplace, or other place you frequent, then you should seek legal help quickly to determine who’s at fault. An Atlanta mold exposure lawyer from Fischer Redavid PLLC can work with professional inspectors and gather evidence from your case to support your argument in court and get you the compensation you deserve.  

How to Know if You Have Grounds for a Mold Exposure Lawsuit

Because mold exposure can result in significant medical expenses and life-altering diseases, many property owners work hard to protect themselves against mold exposure lawsuits. You may, however, take legal action for an injury or illness caused by mold exposure if your property owner was negligent, if they failed to disclose the mold, or if they breached a warranty.

It’s often hard to determine how toxic mold occurs in a building because various factors can cause it, such as faulty materials, poor architectural design, or failure to maintain proper sanitary conditions. Liability for mold exposure, however, doesn’t correlate to the cause of the mold.

Liability for mold exposure often falls on the property owner of an apartment or may be covered by homeowner’s insurance if you own your home. If you’re exposed to mold at work, it may be possible to file a workers compensation claim for your mold-related injury, or, in some circumstances, you can sue your employer directly. 

Illnesses Caused by Mold Exposure

Black mold encompasses many species of dangerous black or green mold, with the most common species being Stachybotrys chartarum. Black mold thrives in warm, moist environments, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. Many types of black mold can release harmful toxins into the air.

Signs of mold poisoning include coughing, wheezing, nose stuffiness, itchy or red eyes, and itchy skin. Chronic symptoms of mold poisoning may include seasonal or chronic allergies, a mold-specific allergy, asthma, cystic fibrosis, a weakened immune system, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and immunodeficiency disorders.

Damages Involving Mold Exposure

If you contract an illness from mold exposure, you may have significant medical expenses from treating your illness. You may also have to take time away from work, which can result in lost income. Your lifestyle can also be affected non-financially from an illness related to mold exposure, and you may experience a loss of enjoyment of life, as well as emotional distress.

Consult an Atlanta Mold Exposure Attorney

You may deserve compensation for all the damages you’ve suffered from your exposure to toxic mold. With an Atlanta mold exposure lawyer from Fischer Redavid PLLC, you can seek justice and get the best treatment possible. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call 404-287-2856 or fill out the contact form below.

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