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ARTICLE ID 192105

$________ Premises Liability – Negligent Maintenance – Alleged failure of county to control mold at courthouse – Claimed respiratory and sinus injuries.

Broward County, FL

The plaintiff was an attorney, employed by the State Attorney’s Office, who worked at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale for some seven years. She alleged, in a suit against Broward County, that she was exposed to dangerous mold while at the courthouse causing injury to her sinus and respiratory system.

The plaintiff claimed that the courthouse in Fort Lauderdale sustained water damage from hurricanes and pipe leaks and that the damage was not adequately repaired by the defendant. As a result, the plaintiff alleged that she was exposed dangerous toxins during the period she worked at the courthouse from ________ to ________.

The plaintiff claimed that the mold caused injury to her respiratory system and sinuses. She underwent sinus surgery during which a biopsy was taken. The plaintiff claimed that the biopsy found the same injurious growth of mold in the plaintiff’s sinuses as was found growing abnormally in the courthouse.The case was settled prior to trial for $________. Similar cases brought by other courthouse employees are reportedly pending.

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