Toxic Mold Exposure
Although most of the mold we encounter is harmless and in trace amounts, there are some cases in which extended exposure to “toxic” mold—or, more specifically, to the dangerous mycotoxins that some types of mold produce—has been linked to the onset of serious medical conditions. In situations where an external party is responsible for inspecting a house or apartment, that entity is expected to check for harmful mold infestations before clearing the residence. If an inspector or a landlord knew about, or should have known about, the presence of toxic mold and still allowed an individual or family to move in, he or she may be held responsible for any ill effects related to extended mold exposure.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our attorneys may help you pursue the funds you need to cover medical bills and other damages after a negligent property owner or another party failed to warn you about harmful mold.
Symptoms of Harmful Mold Exposure
Symptoms related to prolonged exposure to dangerous mold vary drastically in severity. As mold primarily affects the respiratory system, individuals who suffer from preexisting respiratory illnesses and are exposed to mold will suffer from more drastic symptoms. It should also be noted that exposure to dangerous molds at a young age may contribute to the development of asthma in predisposed children. A few other symptoms that may result from toxic mold exposure are:
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Bloodshot or itchy eyes
- Skin irritation
- Increased risk of infection
These symptoms are certainly not comprehensive; if you feel that your health has suffered due to prolonged exposure to harmful mold, you may want to seek the help of a qualified attorney.
Contact a Premises Liability Attorney in Tennessee
The premises liability lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, in Tennessee are experienced and dedicated to winning fair compensatory settlements for those who have been harmed by negligent property owners or landlords. Call us today at (615) 277-2765 to speak to a representative and get started on your case.