Toxic Mold Exposure at Work
Many people are familiar with the allergic reactions caused by mold in the air we breathe outdoors. Certain times of year are likely dreaded by those whose allergies are particularly sensitive to mold. Molds are fungi, and though they play an important role in the ecosystem, the presence of indoor mold can be extremely harmful. Not only do molds pose a threat to the structural integrity of some buildings, they can also create an uninhabitable environment for human beings. This is especially true in the presence of toxic, or “black mold.”
If you or someone you know has been made ill by exposure to toxic mold in the workplace, you may be entitled to file a claim seeking workers’ compensation benefits. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation attorneys of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, by calling 919-851-3311.
The Effects of Toxic Mold Exposure
Memnoniella echinata and Stachybotrys chartarum are two forms of mold which are known to have adverse health effects upon those who are exposed to them. Common symptoms of exposure can include:
If an individual’s exposure to toxic mold occurs in the workplace and symptoms are alleviated when he or she returns home, the realization of black mold exposure can be slow to develop. Prolonged exposure might produce the following severe consequences:
- Respiratory Damage
- Lung Disease
- Brain Damage
The medical treatment necessary to address illness brought on by exposure to toxic mold can be expensive. To ensure that you have access to the care that you need, it is advisable to pursue a workers’ compensation claim if you have been exposed in the workplace. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Office of Sam Scudder by calling 919-851-3311 today.