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Toxic Molds often Product of Building Neglect

Posted on Apr 12, 2015 by in Injury Law | 0 comments

Many renters or tenants worry about a lot of things regarding their homes, and among the newest and growing concern is mold infestation. Toxic molds have lead to a rising number of personal injury claims across the United States, and despite the many misconceptions of the definitions of mold and their risks, if you believe that you have a toxic mold infestation you have the responsibility of contacting the property owner to schedule a mold remediation.

Molds are naturally occurring inside or outside a damp, humid, and wet environment. Although there are just a minute number of molds that are considered “toxic”, if molds are at a high concentration in a certain space, they can cause serious health risks and should be removed immediately. Among the health risks that people can get from molds are rashes, asthma, chronic fatigue, cognitive loss, and hemorrhages. The property owner has the responsibility of ensuring the safety of his or her tenants, and if they choose to neglect this duty they can be held liable for their actions (or inactions).

Information about molds and the hazards that they can give are practically everywhere, but a lot of misconceptions are also being shared. This is the reason why many people fear any type of mold in their house or property is a health risk. Molds are very common in places with high humidity, such as California, Texas and southern states, but this does not mean other places are mold-free. If you are in Tennessee and suffer from mold infestation because of your property owner’s neglect, a Tennessee personal injury lawyer may help you get compensation for the damages that the mold infection has caused.

It can be tricky to determine whether molds that are growing in your property are a health hazard or not, and only an expert can help you ascertain it. Although there is still considerable debate on which molds pose serious threats to human safety and what specific situation can make these molds dangerous. Nevertheless, the serious health complications that these toxic molds cause are not questionable, and when these preventable health risks are caused by neglect of duty from the property owner, the tenant has every right for compensation.

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