Lurking in the damp nooks and crannies of your building, silently reaping havoc on you and your family…No, this isn’t the swamp monster that you have to scare away from your child’s closet before bed. It’s mold. Mold is much more real than monsters, and can have even worse effects on your health if not dealt with properly and swiftly by your building management.
Many types of mold can be hazardous to your health. Additionally, mold exposure affects different people in different ways to different degrees.
- mental and neurological symptoms
- respiratory symptoms
- circulatory system problems
- immune system problems
- reproductive system problems
- vision and eye problems
- skin problems
- other illnesses and health effects
Everyone deserves to live in a healthy environment. However, various people may be at fault for infringing on your right to do so.
Who is at Fault
You may have a medical malpractice suit. Your doctor may be at fault for misdiagnosing your mold-related illness, or for failure to diagnose, treat, or prevent mold-related illnesses. Often, these cases can be difficult because it is the burden of the patient to prove that a reasonably competent physician, practicing where the patient lives, when presented with the same facts, could and should have diagnosed their mold-related illness. So, it is important to have knowledgeable, experienced attorney handling your failure to diagnose or misdiagnoses cases.
You may have a premise liability case. Contractors, subcontractors, material manufacturers or suppliers, and your landlord may be at fault if they fail to prevent and/or resolve a mold problem. Also, realtors, brokers, previous building owners, and building management may be at fault if they fail to disclose a mold problem. In these cases, a resident must prove that the building owner should have reasonably known that the premise was unsafe. You must prove negligence on the part of those whose job it was to ensure your building maintains a standard of health and safety. Our attorneys are well-versed in handling such cases.
What to do if you were exposed to mold?
If you believe you or someone you know was exposed to a toxic mold, you should seek medical attention and contact our law offices by calling (718) 364-4000 or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation. Let us put our expertise to work for you.