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10 Things to Know About Mold Cases

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mold exposure can be dangerous. It can cause health problems or allergic reactions. Depending on the types of mold involved in a personal injury claim, a mold lawsuit can help plaintiffs recover medical expenses and more. Here are 10 essential things to know about your claim when you're dealing with a toxic mold case:

  1. Toxic mold can cause adverse health effects. This includes allergic reactions, rashes, and sneezing. People with weakened immune systems may suffer from memory loss or even wrongful death.
  2. Eliminating mold spores indoors is hard, but you can control mold growth by limiting moisture. This can help prevent mold infestation in damp places like condominium basements.
  3. Mycotoxins (toxic chemicals) in mold fungi cause mold injuries and illnesses. Dangerous strains include black mold, aspergillus, and Stachybotrys chartarum.
  4. Property owners can bring personal injury cases for toxic mold claims. This includes not just mold injury medical expenses but also associated property damage.
  5. Mold problems arise from moisture or water damage. Reducing humidity is the key to mold remediation. Air conditioning and de-humidifier units help to increase ventilation.
  6. Homeowners should check building materials and furnishings for the presence of mold. You must quickly dry affected areas to prevent toxic mold exposure.
  7. Water and detergent are useful for cleanup, but certain porous or absorbent materials may need to be replaced. That includes moldy ceiling tiles and drywall.
  8. Adding insulation to windows, walls, pipes, and floors can reduce condensation on cold surfaces. This helps keep moisture low and decreases the likelihood of mold infestation.
  9. Placing carpeting or absorbent materials near drinking fountains, sinks, or areas that can leak is a bad idea.
  10. There are many species of mold, and not all types of mold may pose health risks. But, mold growth on wood, paper, carpet, and food can cause illnesses and allergic reactions.

personal injury attorney with experience in mold litigation can give you more disclaimers about toxic mold. A personal injury lawyer can also help you with an insurance company claim for mold damage. Get legal advice while your claim is still fresh.

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