Mold is commonly found in San Diego schools and daycares, even though it does not need to be. Mold is preventable. At Thompson Injury Law, we represent parents of children who have been exposed to mold while under the care of a daycare facility or at school.
Childhood exposure to mold can lead to a variety of short-term and long-term health conditions. Consequently, a child’s natural growth may be affected as well as their ability to make it in the world as an adult. Mold exposure should not occur, so we fight to help our clients get justice when it does.
If your child has been exposed to mold and your family has suffered damages, you may be entitled to compensation. Thompson Injury Law has a long history of representing San Diego victims of all manner of environmental injustices, recovering valuable compensation for their losses. Contact our office to speak with an experienced attorney today.
Mold in Daycare and School Buildings
Mold can thrive easily in San Diego due to the ocean air. However, proper maintenance and preventive measures are enough to keep ocean-caused mold from being a problem in schools and daycares.
In a large percentage of cases, mold occurs in schools and daycares due to human error, which is by and large preventable. Some of these avoidable mistakes include:
- Faulty pipework
- Substandard construction material and work
- Unmaintained structures
In some cases, mold problems occur due to unscrupulous individuals who are aware of the problem yet fail to notify or remedy the situation.
For example, a seller who knows their building has mold or a mold-causing defect has the obligation of informing the buyer of that building. And building owners or tenants who know their building has mold must also take immediate action to remedy the problem.
Sadly, money and other similar incentives can lead some individuals and organizations to hide their knowledge of the mold, which puts children at risk.
Justice for Your Child Through Compensation
Mold exposure is never acceptable for children. California law recognizes their right to be present in school and daycare buildings without being exposed to molds and other toxic substances.
Compensation for Your Losses
Your child can experience serious harm from mold exposure. In turn, your family may potentially suffer significant financial setbacks and emotional pain. Fortunately, recourse is available for some of the serious health conditions your child might face, which include:
- A new case of asthma
- Exacerbation of well-controlled asthma
- Uncharacteristic headaches
- Fatigue and loss of energy
- Rashes and other unexplained skin issues
- Hearing loss
- Chronic vomiting
These are but a few of the many complications mold exposure has on children. Because they are still growing, children are particularly at risk of contracting serious problems from mold. In some cases, children have suffered life-altering injuries because of mold exposure, and their families have suffered greatly.
Tragically, more cases of childhood exposure to mold in schools and daycares are arising, due in large part to the increase in public awareness of the dangers of mold. More parents and families are facing the losses associated with exposure, including:
- Expensive and time-consuming medical treatment and costs
- Loss of income for older children who work and school staff
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life and emotional distress
In addition to children, school and daycare employees can also suffer greatly from mold exposure.
Maintenance staff, caregivers, aids, teachers, administrators, cafeteria workers, and other school and daycare employees may fall ill after prolonged exposure to mold. Consequently, they will suffer many of the same losses that children do.
Whether you are a school or daycare employee or a parent, you do not have to deal with the fallout from mold exposure alone. The environmental lawyers at Thompson Injury Law may be able to help you get relief from some of the burdens you and your family have suffered.
We focus our services on environmental injuries and have been instrumental in helping numerous clients get the justice they deserve.
How long do I have to file a School Mold claim?
Typically, you have two years to file a compensation claim based on exposure to toxic mold. However, other considerations may affect this time limit, making it crucial to speak with an attorney as soon as you suspect a problem.
Additionally, acting quickly helps your attorney build a strong case and collect and preserve the evidence you will need to win compensation and protect your child.
Contact Thompson Injury Law to Speak with a San Diego, CA, Environmental Lawyer Today
It is best to act quickly in order to protect your child and preserve the valuable compensation you may be entitled to. A San Diego environmental injury attorney from our team may be able to help you take swift action for your child. Contact Thomson Injury Law to schedule a free consultation and case review today.
Thompson Injury Law handles school and daycare mold exposure cases all around the San Diego metropolitan area; this includes areas such as Carlsbad, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, La Mesa, National City, Oceanside, San Marcos, Santee, and Vista.