Toxic mold exposure can be very harmful to individuals occupying a home or apartment. In many cases, the mold is a product of water intrusion into the home due to construction or design defects. In some unforeseen conditions, toxic mold can come from burst water pipes or damage caused by a storm. The moisture that follows these scenarios frequently cause the growth of toxic mold and create a need for mold remediation, which can be very costly.
Common Mold Exposure Health Concerns
- Nasal congestion and irritation
- Eye irritation, or wheezing
- Breathing Impediment
- Headaches & Fevers
- Memory Loss
What Resources Will My Lawyer Need in Order to Succeed in a Toxic Mold Claim?
Your success against a defendant in court or settling with an insurance company will depend on how accurate and thorough you and your lawyer are in assessing the mold contamination and your personal injuries. You should compile the following documents and information for your lawyer before initiating a lawsuit:
- Photographs of the mold and its growth development. Be sure to document the extent of the mold damage if it is in your home, as well as any repairs and inspections that are done as a result of the mold. Video footage is also useful.
- Copies of all receipts and bills for repairs, inspections, replacements (such as furniture), service costs if you have hired a mold expert, and any other related expenses.
- Medical records and reports of injuries such as lung x-rays, and receipts for prescription medicines and medical services.
The more your lawyer is informed, the better your chances are at a successful outcome.