Black mold is a slimy, green substance. Its scientific name is Strachybotrys chartarum or Strachybotrys atra. Black mold, like its foreboding name would suggest, can lead to serious health problems in children and adults.
Although virtually every home has some type of mold present, black mold poses a more serious threat. If this form of mold is present in your home or dwelling then someone else may be liable. If you or someone you know has suffered illness due to black mold, contact the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565 to learn more about your legal options.
Health Risks of Black Mold
A few of the serious health risks posed by black mold include:
- Respiratory bleeding: if exposed to at a young age, it can cause deaths in infants.
- Bleeding of the lungs and nose
- Chronic fever
- Mucous membrane of nose, throat, and mouth
Toxic black mold has been identified as the potential cause of more than 100 lung disorders. Black mold is hard to get rid of and usually grows in moist and dark areas. In fact, black mold is sometimes the cause for schools closing down. Once discovered, black mold must be immediately removed in order to reduce potential health issues.
If your home or apartment is infested with black mold, someone else may be responsible. contact the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565 to discuss the facts of your case.