LaFollette, TN asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Hello, my name is Priscilla and I live in jacksboro tn, in apartment and I moved in December 2, 2019 and that following

Spring I started noticing black mold in my ceiling, shower stall and underneath my wall unit. Also notice when it would rain. That my ceiling fan would leak water through it. And I have to put a bucket down to catch the water from the ceiling we're it leaks. I brought this to my landlords attention in a written notice along with a verbal. And was told it would be fixed. Well, weeks and months went by and nothing was done about it. Then I noticed I was having to visit the doctor due to having breathing problems. There is were I found out that I have asthma and was given a rescue inhaler. Moving forward I had mentioned again through text message and in person if the issue was going to be fixed and was told again that it would. Still nothing done, well now I'm visiting my family doctor and there is where I was diagnosed with COPD, not only that issue I stay fatigued, tired weight loss confusion forgetfulness and sinus congestion. I have researched and reached out. I NEED HELP

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

A: A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal with the mold and health problems. I could only speak for the injury-related issues. A landlord tenant attorney should advise on issues related to the lease and habitability. You may need to reach out to two different attorneys, unless you find a general practice firm that covers both areas. Unfortunately, mold-related injuries can be difficult and not every law firm that handles traditional injuries accepts them as cases. A starting point could be to reach out to Tennessee injury firms that handle mold and try to arrange a free initial consult. Gather documentation of your medical documents in preparation for a law firm consult. Good luck

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