Toxic Mold

Toxic Mold Lawyers

The term “toxic mold” refers to a species of mold that can produce molecular toxins, called “mycotoxins.” Contained in the spores, these toxins spread easily in moist environments and can cause health risks to the people who are exposed to them.

It’s often difficult to recover damages due to toxic mold because there are no national public health standards determining a safe level of mold exposure and because many insurance policies have mold exclusions.

If you or your family has been exposed to toxic mold, Morgan & Morgan may be able to help you receive compensation. Our toxic mold attorneys have decades of experience and a proven track record fighting for causes that matter – your health is one of them.

Just How Common Is Toxic Mold?

There are two main types of toxic mold: Stachybotrys chartarum, or “black mold,” and aspergillus. Black mold commonly takes root in moist environments, such as flood-damaged houses, as it requires sustained dampness to form. Also, it’s important to note that not every strain of black mold produces mycotoxins.

Aspergillus is a more common mold that can take hold in any moist environment, including carpeting, wallpaper, wood, insulation, and drywall. Like black mold, only some species of aspergillus are toxigenic.

In a way, the term “toxic mold” is a misnomer. All mold in high concentrations can cause property damage and may be a health hazard, particularly if the people exposed to it have underlain health risks, such as allergies, a weakened immune system or chronic lung disease. So, while you may not have an infestation of mold that produces mycotoxins, you can still become seriously ill from the exposure to mold in your work or home environment.

However, if you or a loved one has been exposed to strains of toxigenic mold, the potential risk is greater.

What Are the Health Risks Associated With Toxic Mold?

Any exposure to toxic mold can threaten the health of people with COPD, asthma and weakened immunity. It may also be harmful to children’s health, possibly predisposing them to asthma.

Long-term, toxic mold exposure may cause the following symptoms:

  • Chronic coughing
  • Headaches
  • Inflammation of the sinuses
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Anxiety
  • Numbness in the hands and feet

The Morgan & Morgan Difference

If you believe that you or a loved one is suffering from health conditions arising from toxic mold exposure, fill out a no-cost case review form today to speak with one of our mold litigation attorneys. You could be entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, lost work, or pain and suffering. With over 400 attorneys and 100,000 satisfied clients nationwide, Morgan & Morgan is ready to be by your side.

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