Gig Harbor, WA asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Washington

Q: Are mold cases ever successful?

Tenants in our building have chronic health issues. Signs of mold and water damage everywhere. Bursting pipes ignored. One tenant had professional testing done which yielded positive for toxic mold. Can these results be used for all tenants? Are mold cases ever successful?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, they can be difficult cases. Some law firms are reluctant to take them on because things are not as clear-cut as more traditional accident cases involving clearly definable damages as is the case with a car accident or fall.

But that is only a generality. Mold cases could involve state-specific health, safety, or housing laws. Further, standards could be defined by state-specific case law. Therefore, I recommend you reach out to Washington attorneys to see if it is possible to arrange a free, initial consult to evaluate the matter. If an experienced attorney could review things in greater detail, including lab tests and medical records, that could provide a more accurate and reliable answer to your questions. Your first question could require closer assessment of the building's HVAC system. Good luck

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