Toxic Mold at the Center of a $64 Million Lawsuit
Last week the New York Post reported that a husband and wife have filed a $64 million suit accusing their former landlord of using toxic mold to force them out of their rental property. The property, located in TriBeCa, New York, had suffered heavy water damage in 2008.
The property was purchased by a firm in 2006 who according to court filings had tried to buy out the couple’s lease. The couple claims nothing was done to fix the mold problem that had developed and that they both suffered a series of health problems, including difficulties breathing, vision problems and liver damage.
Lawsuits involving mold contamination issues happen across the United States all the time. Companies, such as indoor air quality (IAQ) consultants and mold remediation companies, who are hired to investigate and remedy these situations, are often named in lawsuits dealing with mold problems.
“Due to the fact we live in a litigious society and that cases of mold contamination in indoor environments has many grey areas, it’s crucial that both professional IAQ consultants and mold remediation companies have adequate insurance to cover them in the event that they are named in one of these lawsuits,” reported Brian Mcfarland, Vice President from Legends Environmental Insurance, a leading provider of professional mold insurance coverage. “When these cases are filed it is not uncommon for everyone from the architect and builder to any professionals involved in the case to be named in the lawsuit. Not having adequate coverage could mean disaster for many of the firms involved in providing this important service to help keep our indoor environments safe and healthy for all building occupants,” he continued.
Legends Environmental Insurance Services has been in business since 1973 and is one of the leading insurance providers for environmental professionals. The company currently offers a variety of insurance programs for companies providing services in the IAQ, mold, asbestos, lead, brownfield, UST and other restoration and environmental fields.
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