Can I still sue my former workplace 9 months after mold exposure and severe onset of mold allergies and severe asthma? 1 Answers as of September 11, 2014Basically, I got sick where I worked. There was an obvious moisture problem and brought to management's attention. I was ignored and I kept getting sicker. I suspected it was a mold allergy. Suggested professional testing and was only allergic severely to mold. I also developed severe asthma. I got so sick just being in the building I had to take a day off. I have been unemployed since December 30th 2013. Now I continue to suffer from exposure to mold when outside for even menial amounts of time. I was never this sensitive until exposure at work. I have medical bills I cannot pay, lost wages I can't get back and I am on a host of medications for severe allergies and severe asthma that I suggest to pay for monthly just so I can breathe. Is it too late to file for any compensation as I really thought by now I would be more improved? I need income but am so disabled when the mold counts outside are low moderate to very severely high I can't work. I am also suffering from ringing in the ears, balance problems, memory loss, hearing loss, and other issues that I never dealt with until exposure to mold in the workplace. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time.
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
You need to be sure about the matter of causation. if you don't have a doctor you should get a good one with knowledge in this area Mold is ubiquitous(meaning it is everywhere) some molds are toxic. Some are just nuisances I have never heard of anyone who claims such a broad spectrum of problems from mold but that is a doctor call. You may have a compensable worker comp claim. See a local lawyer who regularly handles worker comp claims.
Answer Applies to: North Carolina