New York, NY asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: Why can't I find a lawyer to serve mold remediation co. Who already admitted guilt? In manhattan no less!

Sept 2018 flood in nyc condo- subsequent mold confirmed esp significantly high levels aspergillus & penicillium. Only Owner/ex husband is on home ins policy which he received$20,000 ins check Oct 10- yet did not schedule mold remediation until Dec 10-13 - 'not a reasonable amount of time as per courts- Remed Co left a lot of their equipment, toxic chemicals which are still in my home today. They did not do a post remediation assessment nor did my ex-husband who is the owner and responsible party who had the finances to pay for it nor did the original mold assessing company come back which is NYstate law, however the mold remediation company did lie and say they got clearance however when I contacted the state department,1year investigation was done against the mold remediation co.who admitted guilt to all violations &. Charges. I have overwhelming med docum & 800+pics of my home& symptoms State Dept investigator said they're waiting to be served & plan on quick sett

2 Lawyer Answers
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: There are resources here for finding lawyers (Find-a-Lawyer tab above). The NYC Bar also has a lawyer referral service. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
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  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your question is a bit unclear. Do you want to sue the landlord for the mold problem or the mold remediation company for not performing a post-remediation assessment and for not cleaning up its equipment? Regardless, toxic mold litigation never really took off in New York after the state's highest court said there was not enough science to support a connection between toxic mold and a plaintiff's respiratory symptoms, https://law.justia.com/cases/new-york/court-of-appeals/2014/16-1.html. That could partially explain why you're having such a hard time finding a lawyer to take on your case.

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