Our apologies but The Horwitz Law Group is currently not taking any new mold cases.
Some of the mold that grows in our living spaces is harmless, but there are certain types of mold that are considered toxic. The most harmful type is black mold (Stachybotrys). Mold thrives on moisture. Humid, damp areas like bathrooms or walls that house leaky pipes are common breeding grounds. Toxic mold growth can be perpetuated by defective building materials, shoddy construction, poor maintenance, and bad indoor air quality.
Landlords, building owners, and employers can be found negligent if they have allowed a toxic mold problem to exist and worsen in a building, and if the damage is undisclosed. Your home or workplace can be unsafe if black mold is present.
The very young and the very old, or anyone with a weakened immune system, are more susceptible to toxic mold injuries, and they can cause problems such as:
- eye irritation
- nasal congestion
- lung damage
Long term exposure can also cause severe pulmonary or brain damage. If you have become ill from exposure to toxic mold, see your doctor and speak with an attorney. Mold cases can be extremely complicated, so it is best to consult a lawyer who has experience with black mold claims.
To set up your free consultation with a toxic mold lawyer, email or call The Horwitz Law Group at (312) 641-9200.