Most employees spend a large percentage of their waking hours at work. If their workplace is an unhealthy environment, over time the employees may develop serious health complications. A common environmental hazard that may be present in your workplace is mold. Fortunately, most species of mold in the U.S. are not harmful. There are, however, some types of mold that can cause permanent health problems.
Buildings with moisture issues may contain mold. Buildings with high humidity, water damage, or dampness in one part of the building can allow mold spores to spread to other parts of the building, which can contaminate the air. Some of the more common areas for mold include bathrooms, basements, and closets. Any type of building can have toxic mold. One common type of building that contains mold is older school buildings.
Mold exposure can affect some people more than others, depending on a number of factors. If a person is exposed to a large quantity of mold, very serious health problems can result. Some of those health problems include coughing, sinus problems, a runny nose, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, allergies, skin and eye problems, digestive problems, neurological problems, and problems with the musculoskeletal system.
If you believe that you have suffered health problems as a result of toxic mold in your workplace, your employer and other parties may be held liable for your damages. Damages could include your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. If you believe that you have been damaged because of toxic mold at work, call attorney Conal Doyle at Doyle Law at 310-385-0567. His office is located in Beverly Hills and he works with clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area on toxic mold cases. Call today to schedule a free consultation.