What kind of damages can I seek in a toxic mold claim?
A toxic mold claim can help you and your family to recover damages from exposure to toxic mold. There are many types of compensation you can seek in your claim for damages depending on the type of illness you developed.
Your toxic mold claim is not very different from any other type of personal injury claim for damages. A common mold claim will focus on 3 types of damages: financial, physical and emotional.
Financial damages from exposure to toxic mold include both medical expenses and also lost wages due to having to take time off from working for treatment. Your mold claim should consider medical expenses for both the current treatment you require and long-term care resulting from exposure to toxic mold. The same goes for your lost wages; if you are expected to be unable to work for long-term or permanent disability your claim for damages should consider this as well.
Physical damages are the health injuries you sustain from exposure to toxic mold. Long-term exposure can cause the development of lifelong conditions such as cancer, tuberculosis, and fibromyalgia. It can also exasperate existing conditions such as asthma or severe allergies, causing permanent damage. The long-term impact of physical damages should be considered in your mold claim.
Emotional damages are also something you need to consider in your mold claim for damages. Your exposure to toxic mold may result in hospitalization, life-altering conditions and disability, and even death. This can be a serious emotional burden on you and your family. A claim for exposure to toxic mold can help you obtain compensation for this suffering as well.
Contacting a Toxic Mold Lawyer
Dangerous substances like toxic mold that occur in the home or workplace can cause health risks to you and your family over long periods of time without your knowledge. Many toxic mold problems are often discovered when it’s too late and the damage has been done. When a landlord or employer fails to protect you from exposure to toxic mold, you may need to file a personal injury claim with the help of a toxic mold lawyer.
At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of personal injury lawyers to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help when filing your toxic mold litigation claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.