Toxic Mold Lawsuits

How common are Toxic Mold Lawsuits?

In a country where personal injury and negligence lawsuits are commonplace, it was only a matter of time before the United States saw lawsuits regarding toxic black mold.

There are now several active lawsuits around the country regarding mold in residential or commercial buildings, and the exposure too their inhabitants.

What is Toxic Mold?

Toxic mold, scientifically known as Stachybotrys, is the greenish-black mold that grows on material with high cellulose content, such as straw, fiberboard, dry wall, and paper.

It does not grow on plastics and vinyl. Stachybotrys gives off powerful mycotoxins that are dangerous to human health when exposed to them.

With the public becoming more and more aware of mold’s danger, and upon the decision of most health departments to label Stachybotrys as a health hazard, the path has been laid for lawsuits to commence.

What is the Outcome of Toxic Mold Lawsuits?

Building owners, homebuilders, and insurance companies are all finding themselves on the defending end of litigation.

Courts are taking these claims very seriously, and juries have already awarded large sums to people who have been negatively affected by toxic mold.

Insurance companies have had to payout when they failed to pay for moisture-related repairs that eventually turned into a mold problem, and homebuilders have lost suits that claims bad workmanship contributed to the ability for Stachybotrys to grow and take over.

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24 Responses to “Toxic Mold Lawsuits”

  1. Please help me find DEFENDING a hosehold mold lawsuit….

  2. I am an attorney handling personal injury – particularly toxic mold cases. I am interested in as much information as you have and I am available to answer questions. Thanks.

  3. Scary stuff, hopefully anyone in this position can find the help they need.

  4. I am looking for a lawyer who specializes in toxic mold cases. Any suggestions?

  5. I am looking for a attorney(memphis, TN) because I recently noticed water leaking in my apartment 2months ago and my apartment mgr has not come to fix anything and now there is mold in my kids room

  6. I moved into an apartment in November, there was a growing odor and eventually we found that the washer was never hooked up to a drain. We were moved out in March. Stachybotrys was found at 60% in my childrens bedroom and our laundry room which was in our living room. My biggest concern is that we found out that they knew of this problem 1 1/2 years ago and still had us move into the apartment. We have been sick and they want to give us a $20 discount at our new apartment and call it good! we are in reno, nv…is there anyone that could help us? also the maintence man who helped my husband find where the odor was coming from was fired and they did expose my children and I plus all of our belongings and then moved everything into the apartment. I am worried my things are contaiminated! Any help would be strongly appreciated!

  7. have you any information on the doctors who could detox for mold exposure…states or canada.
    or lawyers who have won cases against owners or corporations for neglegence.

  8. I know someone that has got asthma from mold exposure in their workplace. So far we can’t find any way to be compensated other than worker’s compensation and that’s taking forever. Is their any lawsuits that we could try in this type of case? Any information would be appreciated.

    Also, if it matters i’m located in NC.

  9. My name is Duane Farnell and I am looking for information regarding mold. I came into contact with mold at my place of work that caused an allergic reaction which left my hand scared I now have breathing issues and vertigo…also everything I eat taste like mustard. If anyone can help me please feel free to contact me via facebook.

  10. Came across this site wile researching some new issues – especially the new building codes making fire sprinklers mandatory. Seems like this will create more water damage as sprinklers go off in the entire home for isolated fires, such as cooking fires, with more water damage will come more lawsuits. Will bookmark your site for more information.

  11. how do I begin to hold landlord responsibe? I have an 8 yr old son I am 46 we both have health problems due to black mold and have been exsposed for 7 half years what do I do first landlord ignores my complainst HELP

  12. I moved to property foreclosed. This property was used for rent before. Previous renters stuffed ducts with garbage. I smell strange odors and then found the problem. What are my legal rights?

  13. My son was diagnosed with Asthma in 2009, we had mold in our apartment. Section 8 & our management sat on their bottoms and did nothing to fix the recurring mold issues (just clean the area with bleach daily- the section 8 lady told me). Mold continued to grow, my son was hospitalized…only then did they “fix” the problem. Mold still continued to grow afterwards, once again nothing. Giving up on ailing health we decided to move last summer. My son started going to a new specialist for asthma and now it is recommended we have a nebulizer for his Asthma. I took many pictures of the mold issues, and our wet winter windows (hey I didn’t know this meant moldy apartment) before we fully moved in. Could his asthma be a cause of the moldy mess we lived in for 3+ years? I too have had severe respiratory illness’ including pneumonia and bronchitis whiel living there and still do. Would we have a case?

  14. I got asthma from my workplace three years ago..Myself and other employees told management about the awful odor of mold coming from our office space for months after very heavy rains. I remained at my job for a year after because my employer would not let myself or co-workers move to another location even though a number of us were complaining of illness. I have been away from the environment for a year now, but I am still on a daily inhaler, and taking allergy shots. My breathing capacity has gotten better over the past year, but I still take Prednisone when I get a respiratory infection, and am now very reactive to perfumes, cleaning supplies and such. Worker’s Compensation has been paying for my medical bills and weekly income since I was given no choice but to leave my position after complaining about the air quality..My employer rents the space from a very large company, and I have also filed a personal injury suit against the building owners since they were uncooperative when told about the problem. I was not aware the building had been tested years prior to my working there due to complaints about asthma and other illness because of the air quality.

  15. How do I know if I have mold in my house and if I have mushrooms growing out my floor what should I do?

  16. I’m having serious health issues now, and have not been able to workCanada ter repeated attempts to get the kitchen sink fix. The handy man replaced the tap about 4 years ago. At that time, the repair man told me the bottom of the counter top was completely rotten, and he would tell the landlord (the landlord confirm he was told today)
    My 10 year old son that lives with me half the time. He has frequent nose bleeding. He has been complaining for a while a sore stomach, headaches…
    I suffer from worsening depression, dizziness, chronic agitation, skin flare up,
    My older 17 year old son (that lives with me full time). He has been violently scratching his legs for many months.
    I was designated “unfit to work”, by the City Of Ottawa, because of throwing up several times a day, and complete disorientation.
    I. Have been renting and living here for about 8 years.
    This is the second serious problem with mold, so I guess I a more Susceptible to mold illness.
    Has anyone had similar problems? Any ideas? I live in Aylmer Quebec, csna

  17. I have lived in my home less than a yr and I got my air ducts cleaned well the company let me know I have mold really bad. My daughter has been sick with a cough a few times and the doctor couldn’t figure it out even prescribed an asthma inhaler to try and she’s doesn’t have asthma. My ? is am I able to sue the previous owner or the inspector that inspected this house and told me it was ok to move in?

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  19. If my landlord knew of leaks around the windows in my home which could possibly lead to the mold which now exists, are they liable if Mold is causing me and my infant children to get sick now? A neighbor told me the leaks was the reason the last tenants moved out. And now, my son has asthma, and i have had about 5 sinus infections since moving in in November. I have chronic migraines, and i wake up with throbbing headaches vomiting when i sleep in my bedroom. My apartment is owned by CAPS organization, and the employee that manages the property when told of my illness and suspicion of mold tells me to clean the mold with BLEACH? Have been to my doctor and he cant tell me why i keep getting sinus infections. I THINK I MAY NEED LEGAL HELP!?

  20. My wife and two children were living in Washington DC;my wife (yvonne);my son (Roland) my Daughter(Raynika) each suffer from asthma whose health conditions were deteriorating due to the abominable housing conditions. The Legal Aid Society and DCRA both had made the DCHA and The landlord/owner aware of these conditions and they did nothing to remedy any of the pervasive conditions. Those Conditions Included raw sewage leaking into the basement,no hot water, pervasive mold and the absence of safe drinking water. He was also not registered with DCRA and Operating with out a permit. How did he do that!!!. As a result to the neglect from DCHA and the owner; On Jan 12 2011 Raynika my daughter died in my arms due to those conditions;She came to me and said Daddy when is they (DCHA) going to let us move;her last word. I have the autopsy report,the pictures,and paper work to support the claim. I can provide additional evidence .

    Please call me or my wife Yvonne A. Woody at 202-580-3432 or E-mail me at Thank You


  22. Hello, I am looking to get assistance on a possible case to be brought up against my community complex. My children and I moved into a unit on 3/13/14 and on 3/19/14 I called the rent office and explained that we had all become sick and that I believed there to be mold in the home. I was told there was not and when I requested to move they told me that they didn’t do that and they didn’t have a unit to move us to. 3/29, I had to take both my kids to the Urgent care for breathing issues. On 4/20, ER visit for my 5 year old daughter breathing issues. 6/15/14 another ER visit for my daughter for breathing issues which then turned into an ADMISSION for pneumonia to her lung! I have pictures of the mold and where they OPENED UP A WALL and we had to stay in the unit for 2 more weeks before they found another unit to move us to. Is there anyone in Charlotte, NC that can help?

  23. Hi
    I live in a townhouse which the townhouse attach is contaminated with black mold. Can I get mold in my unit through the attac walls. I have sarcoidosis and retired in disability do to mold in the building that I used to work. I have water leaks in my unit and when the walls were open to fix the walls and it was black mold inside the walls. They fixed the area where the outside wall was damaged. It is possible the the whole wall was full of mold? Thet claim no. The condominium assoc. is trying to cover everything because my next door neighbor which is the unit attach to mine have a law Sui for one million because the owner got sick due to the mold. They moved ot 2 years ago . The unit is empty. Please respond. Iam going back to my doctors. My de seas I has been in remission for 2 years, but I have been getting rashes, fatigue and sometimes congested. Please help me.

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