Environmental hazards such as mold, asbestos, radon, or lead paint can have devastating effects on a person’s health and must be addressed immediately when discovered. A person living or working around an environmental hazard can sustain serious or even fatal injuries. Specifically, the mold is commonly found in damp dark areas and is a fungus that releases spores into the air. Those with preexisting conditions that affect the respiratory system or have a weakened immune system are at a higher risk of developing significant medical problems when exposed to mold spores.
Injuries from a prolonged exposure to mold spores include the following:
- Runny nose;
- Itchy eyes;
- Sore throat;
- Dry skin;
- Chest congestion;
- Respiratory complications;
- Lung damage; and
Consult A Specialist If You Believe You Are Exposed to Mold
There are certain steps that can be taken to reveal specific environmental issues. For instance, a diagnostic test may be conducted by a professional to determine if mold is present in the area. Hiring a professional to investigate any environmental issues will protect individuals from fatal consequences due to prolonged exposure. When a mold issue is discovered, it is important to treat the problem immediately to mitigate the risk of further injuries.
Personal Injury Claims Due to Prolonged Mold Exposure
If you have been injured as a result of prolonged mold exposure, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. An experienced attorney may assist in exploring the possibilities of pursuing compensation. However, it is worth noting that in a mold injury claim there must be a negligent party. A negligent party may include the following:
- Property owner;
- Property Management Company;
- Maintenance service;
- Cleaning company; or
A victim of mold exposure that results in a serious illness may be able to recover damages for the following:
- Medical expenses;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Lost wages, among others.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury as a result of prolonged mold exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. The New York mold exposure and personal injury lawyers at Levine & Slavit, PLLC are committed to safety and will vigorously fight to protect you and your loved one’s rights. For a free case review, call (888)-LAW-8088.