We have been living in rental property for nearly two years, we discovered a significant amount of mold under the carpet that we believe has been making all of us sick. (we are 2 college students in good health). We have contacted a lawyer about a toxic torts suit. After we notified the landlord of the issue on march 28th, the work to be completed would be done by may 15 of this year, the landlord made no effort to relocate us temporarily leaving us homeless for 47 days--- the remediation of the mold was done poorly, non of my personal belongings were covered, no containment of the mold, all of my things were stacked on top of the bed and left in the closet. Coming back to the apartment, I noticed that even touching any of the material that had been sitting there for the extended period of time would turn my skin red and create a rash-- We did notify the landlord verbally about it being a health issue, and how it needed to be contained. I was diagnosed with Sick Building Syndrome by a local allergist--- My question would be if we have a small claims case for property damage, punitive damages, and having to pay for temporary housing and all cost associated with those 47 days.
You state that you have already contacted a lawyer about your injuries. Did you schedule a consultation or have you already signed a retainer agreement? If so, this would be something to ask that lawyer that you hired or are considering hiring.
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