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Pittsburgh Toxic Mold Injury Attorney

Many people panic when they hear the words “toxic mold,” and for good reason. With all the moisture and humidity in our homes and workplaces, many of us are exposed to toxic mold on a daily basis, which can become a cause of serious injury or even death.

Pennsylvania courts take mold control and prevention seriously, which is why whenever someone gets hurt due to exposure to toxic mold, the victim has a high likelihood of recovering sizeable damages when represented by an experienced toxic mold injury attorney in Pittsburgh or elsewhere in Pennsylvania.

Who can get injured due to exposure to toxic mold

Unfortunately, you are exposed to mold to a bigger or lesser degree while reading this. Most Americans are exposed to molds almost every single day both in the workplace and at home. However, do not be quick to come to the conclusion that all your health problems are the result of that exposure.

A Pittsburgh toxic mold injury attorney from Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman explains that out of about 1,000 mold species that exist in the United States, the vast majority of those that we – humans – encounter on a daily basis are actually harmless.

However, there are also those that are classified as “toxic” and cause a laundry list of health complications, injuries, and illnesses when an individual is exposed to these types of toxic mold in unreasonably high amounts or for a long period of time.

These are the people who are more likely to develop medical complications or get injured as a result of toxic mold exposure:

  • People with pre-existing respiratory issues such as asthma, tuberculosis, and bronchitis;
  • People with weakened immune systems due to HIV, AIDS, or any other autoimmune disease;
  • Newborns and babies;
  • Senior citizens over the age of 65; and
  • Recent organ transplant recipients.

Health effects of mold exposure vary from one person to another

If two persons have been in the same room infested with an unreasonable amount of mold for the same length, one of them may only develop a cough, while the other person may be hospitalized due to being unable to breathe.

The extent of mold’s effect on people varies from one person to another, as such factors as age, pre-existing medical conditions, location, length, and intensity of exposure as well as the exact type of species of mold will affect the severity of injury exposure to mold can cause.

Signs of toxic mold injury

“But what are the signs indicating that I have been injured or harmed by mold exposure?” some of you might wonder. First and foremost, it is important to understand that the effects of mold on human health differ from one individual to another.

Generally, however, these are the most common signs of health complications caused by exposure to mold:

  • Allergic reaction such as sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, coughing, itchy or watery eyes;
  • Irritations such as skin rashes or burning, congestion, watery or reddened eyes, and other symptoms of irritation;
  • Respiratory problems and complications that can cause serious damage to the lungs and respiratory system; and
  • Infection that can lead to death.

Depending on the location of where you sustained a toxic mold injury, you may be able to hold your employer, landlord, homeowner, property owner, or other parties liable for your injuries or illnesses caused by exposure to mold. Our Pittsburgh mold injury lawyer warns, however, that you will have to prove that the accumulation of mold was the result of the liable party’s negligence or that this liable party could and should have prevented mold exposure by exercising reasonable care.

More often than not, you will need an experienced lawyer by your side to prove liability. For this reason, you may want to schedule a free consultation with our lawyers at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman. Call our offices at 888-98-TWINS(89467) today.

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