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Have you Been Exposed to a Toxic Substance?

Toxic substances take many forms in our chemical laden world. Cleaning products, makeup, pesticides, building materials, contaminated ground water and many other types of products can have damaging effects on the body. An illness that is brought on by toxic substances is sometimes difficult to diagnose, as the illness may not manifest for years after exposure.

Asbestos, which was one of the most common building materials, is a prime example of this problem, and many lawsuits have been successful in recovering compensation for this exposure. If you believe that you have become ill due to a toxic substance, it is advised that you contact a Martin County mold and toxic substance claims attorney. You will definitely need a proven attorney to fight the fight in these cases.

In one case, an Arizona woman, Robin Minium, was exposed to toxic mold in her apartment complex. The 47-year-old woman worked out of her Scottsdale apartment as an American Express project manager. After about two years of living in this complex she became increasingly sick. She visited multiple doctors who were all unable to determine what the cause of her illness was.

One of her neighbors mentioned the mold infestation in the complex; she re-visited the doctor who confirmed her suspicions that her symptoms were related to mold exposure. She moved out, but her health had already significantly deteriorated.

Robin now suffers from a neuro-cognitive disorder that impairs her short-term memory; this in turn has prevented her from working. She sued her old apartment complex for failing to maintain the premises in a condition fit for human occupation. Robin's personal injury attorney was able to convince the jury that the toxic mold was responsible for her injuries and they awarded her $3.3 million.

Symptoms of toxic mold exposure include: allergy symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes and skin rashes and allergic fungal sinusitis, asthma, attention deficit, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, headaches, infections, infertility, irritation of mucous membranes of the eyes and respiratory system, kidney problems, nausea, and tremors.

Toxic mold is a mold that causes sickness in those who are exposed to it for long periods of time. Each person's physiology is unique and some have more serious and immediate reactions to mold than others. The mold is caused by moisture that somehow gets into the inner walls of a building.

Builders are aware of the dangers of toxic mold. However, the home you live in may have been built years ago. Whatever the situation, Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, can provide you with the answers to your questions about possible claims and how to proceed. Contact an attorney as quickly as possible if you or a family member has suffered illness brought on by toxic substance.