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Toxic Mold & Construction Defects

Mold is not a construction defect, but may be the result of one or more defects on a specific property. One common situation of a water damaged home is a slow plumbing leak inside home walls or under the poorly laid foundation of a home.

Constant release of moisture will provides a medium for potentially dangerous mold. If a construction defect is identified, a builder or contractor may be liable for the cost of mold remediation and subsequent repairs.

To be valid and to properly recover damage costs from the responsible parties, claims must be filed shortly after the issue is discovered. Insurance may not cover all or any of the expenses, and builders or contractors should be held accountable.

If mold exists in a home and an individual develops an illness due to the presence of mold, a home defect and personal injury claim may exist.

Personal injury claims are not always easily proven, though a construction defect is fairly obvious to your investigating construction defects lawyer and construction consultants.

Toxic Mold in Home a Serious Health Hazard

Toxic mold in American homes is more prevalent than previously thought. Toxic molds can cause household air quality problems leading to allergies and respiratory illness.

The Mayo Clinic has concluded that in more than 95 percent of American patients suffering from chronic sinus disease, a reaction to mold is the primary culprit. Some typical symptoms of toxic mold poisoning can include:

•    Chronic fatigue
•    Memory loss
•    Headaches
•    Chronic cold symptoms
•    Frequent bloody nose
•    Persistent coughing
•    Chest pain
•    Hives
•    Skin redness/rashes

Home Mold & Defective Building Lawsuits

Many building and water damage issues are the result of carelessness and cost-cutting. Low-cost contractors may be unprofessional, and may hide defects or mistakes. Many home defects will inevitably fall outside of a home warranty or insurance policy. Faulty construction is often excluded from homeowners’ policies.

It is prudent to contact an experienced real estate attorney to assist in identifying and assessing the issues, developing a plan to remedy water damage defects, and to protect a home investment.

To build a solid case, experts and environmental testing might be necessary to determine the extent of the problem. Once established, however, mold can be clearly linked to water intrusion and home defects. Valid claims typically bring about settlements that fully compensate homeowners for damages incurred.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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A Voice for Those who have suffered

Why are these cases important?

Toxic exposure cases help empower individuals to fight for their right to be protected, satisfactorily informed, and to stay safe. They also bring awareness to challenge and higher the expectations of companies, landlords or home builders who are endangering the public. 


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Our Victories

The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to a defective product or recalled product to obtain just compensation under the law. 


(Hamilton County, Ohio): Confidential Settlement. Lead Counsel in a case that involved secondary lead exposure to two children. Their father worked at a local recycling plant that routinely recycled computer equipment. The company violated numerous OSHA regulations related to providing safety equipment and clothing to prevent lead particles from being transferred home. As a result, the Plaintiffs father transferred lead dust to his children who then suffered lead poisoning. The case was covered extensively by the Cincinnati news media and referenced in peer-reviewed medical literature. The settlement will provide educational needs to the children who suffered neurological injuries due the exposure.