Thompson Injury Law
Toxic mold and other environmental hazards impact many properties in San Diego, causing all types of injuries, including respiratory ailments, skin rashes, and other illnesses. If you or a loved one has suffered from toxic exposure, Thompson Injury Law can help.
Our environmental trial lawyers have decades of experience litigating toxic exposure claims involving construction defects, homeowner’s associations, nursing home exposure, school/daycare center exposure, and workplace exposure arising from:
- Toxic mold
- Lead poisoning
- Asbestos exposure
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Legionnaires disease
- Pest infestation (e.g., cockroaches, bedbugs)
- Substandard (slum) housing
Given the legal, medical, and scientific complexities involved in toxic mold claims, it takes a seasoned environmental litigation attorney to protect your rights. Thompson Injury Law has been helping injury victims since 1976 and has an impressive track record of success, having recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Contact our office today for a no-cost consultation.
San Diego Toxic Mold Lawyers
Toxic indoor mold, also known as Stachybotrys or black mold, is a widespread problem in homes and buildings throughout Southern California. Toxic mold contamination is related to moisture and water damage due to floods, and other water incursions, such as roof leaks, plumbing leaks, cracked slabs, improper landscaping/drainage, and poorly maintained ventilation systems.
Exposure to black mold can cause a wide range of injuries. Common symptoms of toxic mold exposure include:
- Respiratory ailments
- Sinus infections
- Onset or worsening of asthma
- Fatigue, brain fog
- Allergic reactions
- Chemical sensitivity
- Neurological problems
- Skin irritation
If toxic mold exposure in your house, apartment, condominium, school, workplace, or nursing home has caused you harm, turn to Thompson Injury Law. We regularly collaborate with respected experts in environmental law and toxic exposure and will work strategically to build a successful claim.
When Construction Defects Lead To Toxic Mold Exposure
Construction defects are a common source of toxic mold exposure in residential and commercial buildings in San Diego, such as:
- Severe water intrusion
- Structural defects
- Improper site drainage
- Plumbing defects
- HVAC defects
- Improper window/door installations
- Improper appliance installations
- Improper landscaping
- Lack of moisture barriers
- Improper waterproofing
Our environmental litigation attorneys leverage our skills and experience to hold developers, builders, contractors, subcontractors, and manufacturers accountable for:
- Improper site investigations
- Defective designs
- Building code violations
- Unpermitted improvements
- Contractor negligence
- Water drainage and intrusion
- Defective roofing
If construction defects have led to toxic mold growth in your home, apartment complex, condominium, or townhouse, we can help you recover damages.
Holding San Diego Homeowners Associations Accountable For Toxic Mold Exposure
A homeowner’s association (HOA) and the board of directors are responsible for maintaining individual units and common areas. When an HOA fails to repair a roof or waterproofing, severe water damage inside an owner’s unit can result in pervasive toxic mold. Signs to look for include:
- Musty odors
- Visible mold growth
- Peeling/bubbling drywall
- Warped flooring
- Pooling water around the foundation
- Visible water damage on exterior stucco
- Water condensation in the HVAC system
If your homeowner’s association has failed to remediate water damage, our HOA mold attorneys can help you navigate the complex insurance and coverage claims and protect your rights.
Real Estate Non-Disclosure
Under California law, sellers of real estate must disclose any defects that can materially affect the value and desirability of the property, including:
- Prior damage
- Known physical defects
- History of water damage
- Dangerous conditions
A seller who fails to disclose these conditions may be liable for any damage resulting from the non-disclosure, including toxic mold growth. If you purchased a property and did not get proper disclosures, our San Diego real estate mold lawyers can help.
California law requires all apartments and rental homes to be safe and habitable. Unfortunately, landlords and slumlords throughout the state neglect their rental units and abuse their tenants. Slumlords take advantage of tenants in underprivileged communities by ignoring their complaints and threatening them with eviction.
Thompson Injury Law can help you pursue a valid claim against your landlord if your rental unit has any of the following defects:
- Cockroach, bedbug, or rodent infestation
- No running water
- Lack of hot water
- No heat due to defective furnaces or heating systems
- Plumbing or water leaks
- Scalding hot water from showers, bathtubs, and kitchen faucets
- Deteriorated ceilings and walls
- Peeling or deteriorated lead-based paint
- Sewage leaks
- Clogged or broken sinks
- Holes in the walls
- Broken or damaged windows
- Broken stairs or railings
- Defective electrical outlets or wiring
- Unclean or unsanitary common areas
Landlords must meet basic minimum standards of health and safety from the time you move into your rental unit until you move out. You should know that your landlord cannot retaliate against you for complaining to the housing or health department or filing a lawsuit against them. You can depend on our legal team to hold your landlord accountable and protect your housing rights.
Nursing Home Exposure
Improper maintenance of buildings, grounds, and HVAC systems in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout Southern California can expose residents to toxic mold. Such exposure can result in serious injuries, including:
- Lung infections
- Difficulty breathing
- Sinus infections
- Ear infections
- Chronic bronchitis
- Unexplained rashes
- Increased asthma
If your family member has suffered from toxic mold exposure, we will fight to hold the nursing home accountable and protect your loved one.
School/Daycare Center Exposure
Moisture and mold problems are common in schools and daycare buildings in San Diego, which can cause serious health problems for your child, such as:
- Development of or increased asthma
- Persistent rashes
- Frequent headaches/sinus infections
- Extreme fatigue and lethargy
- Hair loss
If exposure to toxic mold in a school or daycare center has harmed your child, our legal team is well-prepared to fight for you.
Exposure to toxic mold in the workplace can lead to serious health problems. If your workplace is not in a safe and habitable condition, your employer or its landlord may be liable. You can depend on our toxic mold lawyer to work to recover damages for your injuries.
Representing Victims of Asbestos Exposure
in Southern California
Today, asbestos lingers in commercial buildings, schools, homes, and various industrial settings, including shipbuilding and military aircraft. When asbestos fibers become airborne, they can easily be inhaled and cause health problems, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has an asbestos-related illness, our environmental trial lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Why Choose Us?
If toxic mold exposure or another environmental hazard has caused you harm, you deserve just compensation. That’s where Thompson Injury Law comes in. We know that toxic exposure can be devastating and will stand by you during this difficult time. Trust our environmental trial lawyers to help you recover economic and non-economic damages such as:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income – present and future
- Alterations to your home to make it accessible
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Above all, we are committed to helping you obtain just compensation that considers all of your future medical and financial needs.
Contact Our Experienced San Diego Toxic Mold Environmental Trial Lawyer
At Thompson Injury Law, we have the know-how to fight negligent property owners and corporations and the determination to go up against insurance companies that refuse to honor claims. Once you become our client, we will fight tirelessly to protect your health and safety. Contact our office today to learn how we can help.
Thompson Injury Law helps people who have suffered injuries due to toxic mold and environmental hazards in San Diego, including Orange and Riverside Counties.
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