Mold Lawsuits
May 3, 2020 Comments Off on Mold Lawsuits About Mold, Commercial, House Mold, Mold Removal, Mold Symptoms, Property Maintenance, Real Estate, Rental Properties, Residential Ben Fetzer

Mold is definitely a problem in some structures, but who to blame for that problem is a touchy subject. Do you blame the owner of the building? The contractors? The real estate developer? That answer is, it depends on who was responsible for taking care of the problem. There are many mold lawsuits, but there are also many cases found in favor of the defendant. 

Why Are Mold Lawsuits Difficult? 

When you consider the difficulty of lawsuits concerning mold infestation, most of it stems from lack of proof. What were the damages done, and how can you prove that they were caused by mold? 

Every personal injury lawsuit requires three things. The first is that there were damages. The purpose of the lawsuit is to compensate for damages, and this cannot be done unless there are actual damages. Secondly, the action or negligence of the defendant must have caused the damage. Lastly, the defendant must have had a duty to act. In other words, it was their responsibility to take care of the issue. 

What Are Mold Damages? 

Mold can cause severe damage to property, but the most common reasons for a lawsuit are health consequences. Scientists have not technically proven that mold causes negative health consequences, but the association is generally accepted. As a result, the term “toxic black mold” has arisen. Additionally, people who have died from respiratory infections appearing to have been caused by mold have  won lawsuits because of it. 

It’s Better To Control It On Your Own

Because the effects of mold can potentially lead to death, it is best to try to remedy a mold problem on your own if you cannot get a building owner or responsible provider to take care of it. Small mold problems are sometimes easily cleaned. Anything larger, or over 10 square feet, should definitely be handled by a professional. Additionally, it is important that proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn. This includes face masks, gloves, and body suits for large mold infiltration. It is possible that some parts of the structure will have to be removed, such as drywall or carpet. These items must also be removed without contaminating the rest of the structure. If you cannot do this properly, you should contact a professional mold removal company

Try Not To Have A Mold Lawsuit, But Know That It’s Available

You aren’t likely to die from a mold infestation, but it is very possible to suffer adverse health conditions. None of these conditions are worth letting a mold infestation go unhandled. However, if you cannot get it handled due to the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Mold can be a minor irritant, but it can also lead to serious illness.

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Ben Fetzer Ben Fetzer, is the founder and owner of Fresh Start Restoration of Kansas City. He is passionate about informing and educating you the customer. By providing you with insider industry information, he empowers you with knowledge and tools to properly compare companies and spot unethical sales practices. Which unfortunately is far too common in the mold remediation industry. By sharing stories and providing professional tips he gives you the ability to make the right decision for your mold problem! Ben is an experienced mold expert with over 15 years in the cleaning & restoration industry! He has received official training and certifications from the IICRC, ICRA, and NORMI. His history of high integrity and superior quality has made him a leader in the remediation industry. Thereby giving customers outstanding customer experience! Which has resulted in a long history of consistent 5-Star customer ratings since the company began in 2008!