Lawsuits Claim Mold Contamination To Blame For Brain Injuries In Norfolk
October 14, 2013
While the Norfolk Brain Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer Stanley concede there can be numerous causes for serious brain injuries, perhaps one of the most uncommon would be mold; however, a U.S. District Judge in Norfolk, Virginia, has stated that a lawsuit alleges mold in military housing was responsible for causing just such an injury.
According to an article from the Hampton Roads Pilot Online, a private company signed a 50-year lease with the Navy in 2005 to privatize housing for military families in the region; however, nearly two dozen cases have been filed against the company alleging they have been negligent in failing to respond to claims of mold in the housing facilities. Complaints claim the mold is the result of “damp indoor spaces” that lack proper ventilation.
Some of the conditions plaintiffs say have resulted from the contamination include memory loss, personality changes, and difficulty concentrating, all of which are signs of serious brain injury.
Attorneys representing the company have stated the claims are exaggerated and added that settlements in the cases are highly unlikely; however, a trial date has yet to be set for the cases.
Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley and his team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers recognize the serious harmed caused by both mold and brain injuries. That’s why the firm is hopeful a decision in the case will bring a sense of closure to the incident for the victims.