Water Damage & Mold

You could have mold and mildew growth in your home or in your place of employment because of water damage or a sewage backup. Thousands of types of mold exist, with some causing skin, respiratory, and eye problems. Some molds even produce mycotoxins, which cause serious health issues. While molds in small amounts generally don’t cause these problems, they can be harmful if enough is present. If your home, business, or place of employment is moldy, contact us via this form for a free case evaluation.

Health Problems

Some people are particularly vulnerable to health problems from a small number of spores, such as:

  • Those with compromised immune systems, like those on chemo or who have an autoimmune disease
  • Pregnant women
  • Children
  • Infants
  • The elderly
  • Those with existing respiratory conditions

What Causes Mold?

Many factors contribute to mold formation, and all of them are due to water or humidity. Mold and mildew can develop within 24 hours of exposure to water. Factors that contribute to moldy conditions include:

  • Flooding
  • Sewage backups
  • Roof leaks
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Damp basements and crawl spaces
  • Water overflows from:
    • tubs
    • showers
    • sinks
  • High humidity from:
    • Dryer vents
    • Steam cooking
    • Humidifiers

In some cases, you may be able to prevent mold from forming in your home. However, if you rent or if the mold is in your workplace, you are at the mercy of someone else to clean it up. If you notice mold in your home, you should contact a mold remediation company. They’ll clean the mold and replace some of the walls where it’s growing, if necessary.

If you’ve never had a leak but have mold, it could be due to sources of humidity. Be sure to use the bathroom exhaust fans while you’re in the shower. Use the fan over the stove when you’re steaming or boiling food. Make sure your dryer has proper outdoor ventilation. You can even use a dehumidifier if you don’t have central air or heat.

Why Retain a Mold Lawyer?

If you believe you’ve suffered an illness because of mold, having the right legal representation on your side can make all the difference — you may be able to recover medical bills. If you notify a business or landlord that a building has mold, the owner could be held liable. Our mold lawyers will investigate your case, including reviewing medical records and obtaining evidence of mold in the building.

Contact a Mold Lawyer

If someone isn’t removing mold in your apartment or workplace, or you’re suffering from an illness resulting from mold exposure, contact Morgan & Morgan immediately. With more than 500 attorneys nationwide, you can be confident you’re getting the best service possible. We’ve recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients and have the resources necessary to fight for your best interests. Morgan & Morgan can invest more in your case, fly across the country, and bring in more lawyers to secure the compensation and justice you deserve. And we never charge by the hour – we get paid only if we win.

Our mold lawyers are passionate about fighting for the rights of victims and will never settle for less than your case is worth. Discover what Morgan & Morgan can do for you by filling out this free case evaluation.


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