HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE BEEN AFFECTED BY TOXIC MOLD? HAVING THE RIGHT ATTORNEY COULD MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE SETTLEMENT AMOUNT YOU RECEIVE AS COMPENSATION. CALL OUR TEAM TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS FREE OF CHARGE.
Dealing with a rental unit that is infested with mold can be extremely difficult and frustrating. Your home is your sanctuary and inhaling mold can be detrimental to your health. If you have been affected by Toxic Mold, our attorneys may be able to help you.
The CDC identifies some basic facts about mold and dampness, which may be helpful in evaluating if you are currently living with mold:
Potential indications of mold presence and mold exposure are:
Hot and/or moist areas within the home;
Areas that are soft to the touch and when touching with your thumb you are able to push through the building materials;
Flooded or dampness;
Areas with poor ventilation and/or lack of windows.
If you are exposed to toxic mold, it may evidence itself in a few ways. Some individuals may be allergic to mold, and the effects may include:
Deep cough or breathing difficulties;
Rash or itchy skin;
Difficulty breathing and sinus congestion.
If you are experiencing any of the above, please seek medical attention and a professional investigation. Call us now for a free consultation.
Do you have a claim against your landlord?
You may be entitled to compensation for mold exposure. There are certain circumstances which give rise to a claim.
You may have a claim against your landlord for compensation if:
You notified the landlord in writing about the presence of mold and the need for repairs;
Your landlord failed to take the proper action;
If you have incurred any past, or will incur any future, medical expenses due to mold exposure;
If you were unable to work due to the mold exposure and symptoms;
If you have paid anything out of pocket as a direct and sole result of the mold exposure;
If your personal property was damaged or destroyed by the mold; and
Your stress, anxiety and/or other emotional damages suffered as a result of the exposure.
We have successfully recovered compensation on behalf of our clients for mold related damages. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve!
Call now for a no obligation no cost consultation with one of our attorneys. You may be entitled to compensation.
Identifying Mold and what to do next?
The California Department of Public Health has published a “What to do” guide regarding mold that may be helpful for those living with mold:
CDPH Mold Pamphlet
Many people attempt to spray bleach on visible mold growth, however please consider reviewing the EPA guidelines and brochure before cleaning any visible mold growth: EPA Mold Guide
Are you entitled to compensation for mold in your home?
Mold can damage and/or destroy one’s personal property and belongings as well as significantly impact one’s health. Mold can develop on affected areas in as little as 24 to 48 hours.
Our attorneys can quickly and expeditiously determine if they are able to assist you and move forward, usually within 24 hours from your first phone call.
Can we settle out of court?
We have significant experience representing injured and harmed tenants/plaintiffs in mold cases including those living in homes, apartments, and condominiums. We have successfully negotiated a number of out of court settlements. We have represented entire families, as well as single individuals.
Mold Statute of Limitations
If you are experiencing mold issues, you may need to act quickly. The statute of limitations applicable identify the time frame within which you may file a lawsuit for the mold action, or be forever barred from filing any suit. Therefore, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
There are numerous professionals and companies that may be able to perform air testing, or other forms of testing to identify if there is mold in your home. These tests may be able to determine the level of mold both inside your home as well as providing a baseline of how much mold is outside of the home so that you know just how elevated and extreme the mold contamination is.
Tenants living with Toxic Mold
Please be mindful that it can extremely difficult to identify and corollate any health issues you may be experiencing to mold exposure. Therefore, please remember to identify, photograph, and document the issues you are experiencing to assist with the understanding and establishment of the damages and issues you are experiencing. While no two mold cases are the same, our experience has shown us that photographs and documentation is extremely helpful in understanding the entirety of the damages and facts.
Here are some of the health issues you may experience as a result of being exposed to Toxic Mold:
- 1 – Coughing
- 2 – Neurological Damage
- 3 – Immune System Deficiency
- 4 – Respiratory Damage
- 5 – Lung Disease
- 6 – Headaches
- 7 – Eye Irritations
- 8 – Memory Loss
- 9 – Anxiety/Depression
- 10 – Chronic Fatigue
- 11 – Confusion
- 12 – Skin Rashes
- 13 – Asthma exacerbation
- 14 – Nosebleed
- 15 – Bronchitis and other flu-like symptoms
If you believe you are living with mold, you may find the following resources to be helpful:
City Of LA code enforcement division
Elevator Line (if issues with elevators)
There are just some of the symptoms you may experience and cannot account for the difficulty of dealing with an uninhabitable living situation.
Top 10 things to do if you are living with mold or in an uninhabitable unit
Based on our experience assisting individuals living with mold, the following are steps you may consider:
1) If you believe the mold is affecting your health, seek medical attention. Your health and safety is always our top priority;
2) Take pictures and/or videos of the mold in your home;
3) Notify your landlord of the need for remediation or repair in writing. Email or text is ideal;
4) Have a professional perform a mold inspection and mold test;
5) Obtain a copy of the mold inspection and test report;
6) Document what happened that caused the mold and a chronological breakdown of important facts leading up to date;
7) Document any personal property that has been damaged or destroyed by the mold;
8) Document any days of work because of the mold exposure or time missed as a result of the habitability issues;
9) Document any costs incurred as a result of the mold exposure or the habitability issues.
10) CALL US IMMEDIATELY FOR A FREE NO HASSLE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION.
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