Thank You National Apartment Association. I will do my best to get this very important information out ASAP to numerous owners, investors, huge property management companies (e.g., Riverstone Residential), attorneys, and judges, AND, of course, to the MANY people who are currently living in MOLD-INFESTED APARTMENT COMPLEXES right now! katy
My daughter began feeling a bit nauseated and dizzy about 10 days after returning to her California dorm room following the long summer break. When cleaning the other day, she moved the provided bed away from the wall and discovered a large patch of toxic black mold. Can she sue the university for her health problems and its failure to find that health hazard before allowing her to return to that room?
Your daughter will need to speak to a personal injury attorney who has specialized in pursuing toxic black mold cases. The university will probably have to answer for the mold your daughter found since they should have discovered it while preparing the rooms for the return of all the students.
Give your daughter advice about selecting the best attorney she can in her area. You might want to fly out and help her make that choice. This type of claim can involve some painstaking research into whether or not the school is handling its maintenance chores properly and whether or not there were any floods in the building over the summer.
If your daughter hasn’t already moved out of that dorm, be sure to ask her attorney to speak with the university on her behalf so she can readily obtain a healthy university (or off-campus) room or apartment. Her lawyer should also know where to send her for the best treatment of her toxic black mold-related illness.
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer
Information on Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana continuing to allow tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of mold toxins
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in