Miami Toxic Mold

Long-term exposure to mold capable of producing mycotoxins can be hazardous to your health. The discovery of a known toxin in a place where you felt safe can be stressful, particularly if you already have respiratory conditions or young children. For such individuals, black mold exposure may lead to long-term health issues.

Toxic mold generally refers to a particular species of mold, Stachybotrys chartarum, that can produce molecular toxins, or mycotoxins. These toxins spread through the air when colonies of established mold release spores. A relatively uncommon kind of mold, S. chartarum thrives in moist conditions such a home or building that was flooded. 

If you are a Miami resident dealing with toxic mold in your environment, Morgan & Morgan can help. Our experienced attorneys refuse to accept a low settlement, even if it means taking the case to trial. With offices throughout the Sunshine State, we have a reputation for compassion and fair play.

Who Is Responsible for Damages as the Result of Black Mold Exposure?

  • If the mold results from one of the perils listed in your policy, your insurance company may be responsible. For instance, if black mold develops due to a roof leak and that is a listed peril, the insurance company may be obligated to cover the cost of remediation.
  • An architect or engineer might be liable for mold damage if they failed to design the home with proper ventilation, creating an environment in which black mold is able to thrive.
  • A contractor who does work on your property could be liable for an infestation of black mold, especially if they used shoddy materials or wood that had been left out in wet weather for any length of time. 
  • The prior owner, real estate agent, home inspector, or landlord may be responsible if they willfully sold or rented you a property where black mold was present — even if they were unaware of the problem. 

What Health Problems Does Black Mold Cause?

The greatest risk is from long-term exposure to toxic mold. You may experience the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Photosensitivity
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Coughing
  • Sinus problems
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Numbness in your hands or feet

Symptoms may be worse for children, who can develop asthma as a result of exposure to toxic mold, and people with mold allergy, COPD, or weakened immunity. With enough exposure, though, even healthy individuals can become sick from the mycotoxins associated with black mold.

The Morgan & Morgan Difference

If you or a loved one is suffering from health problems arising from exposure to black mold in the city of Miami, Morgan & Morgan can help. Our experienced toxic mold attorneys will fight aggressively to ensure that you receive compensation for your medical bills, lost work, and pain and suffering. Fill out a no-cost case review form to set up a consultation today.

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