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Potential Defense Costs

Research would indicate that there is no scientific or medical evidence to support any casual relationship between serious illnesses and exposure to mold. Persons who have a history of allergies or asthma may suffer temporary aggravations but removal from the contaminated environment generally alleviates a tenant’s symptoms. Nevertheless, lawyers will invariably find a medical professional to render an opinion that the patient/client suffered serious issues due to mold exposure.

Defense of claims require medical and scientific experts, knowledgeable witnesses in proper building maintenance, water intrusion responsiveness, air quality assessment and mold remediation. Added to the typical expense associated with any litigation, including legal fees, defense costs can be devastating to any owner and property manager. Imagine what the Florida owner of a 400 unit apartment complex spent in a class action suit by its tenants which resulted in a 32 million dollar verdict.