Sick Building Syndrome in Kansas City, Missouri
There are a wide array of respiratory diseases and deadly conditions that may result due to exposure to mold and bacteria. While you may think toxic mold only exists in older structures, this is not the case given the fact that today's homes and commercial buildings are designed to be "tight" for energy efficiency purposes, which means they often lack sufficient fresh ventilation. When a home or business is contaminated with toxic mold or other bacteria, it is often referred to as a "sick home" or building. You may or may not have heard of sick building syndrome, however these structures often cause those who live or dwell in them to develop long-term respiratory illnesses or even worse.
Who is responsible when you have been exposed to toxic mold? It depends. You may be renting an apartment, condo, or house from the property owner, or you may be employed and work in an environment where toxic mold is present without even knowing it. A landlord, property owner, or property manager could be held liable depending on the situation. Parties who are responsible for maintaining a safe property may have been negligent. Because of the complexity of these types of cases it is important to consult with a Kansas City personal injury attorney who is familiar with and experienced in cases involving toxic mold.
Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Today
When you have become ill due to toxic mold exposure, you will likely face costs for medical treatment. You may be unable to work due to your illness, either for the short or long term. As a victim, you should not have to shoulder the costs of medical care, lost income, emotional trauma, and other related expenses. At The O'Connor Law Firm we give every client the personal attention you deserve, working aggressively to determine all parties who may have been negligent in order to collect the damages you are entitled to. If you or a loved one have become sick or developed toxic mold syndrome, contact our law firm now for a free consultation at 816-842-1111.