Construction managers and construction companies are never perfect. In fact, even those most beautifully-built and expensive luxury Denver homes will have their flaws when we look closely enough. In most cases, those flaws just come with the territory, they're not structurally problematic and only the most detail-oriented person will take note. In other cases, the flaws can represent serious dangers and the threat of health problems to the people who inhabit the homes they affect -- like toxic mold, for example
Toxic mold is dangerous because it produces "VOCs." VOCs are volatile organic compounds that infect people and cause serious -- sometimes fatal -- respiratory conditions. These symptoms can appear flu-like and also cause headaches and other kinds of complaints. The homes that are most susceptible to toxic mold VOCs have been built with poor ventilation and bad materials.
Only some types of mold will be considered VOC-producing "toxic molds." Therefore, if you are feeling sick and you find mold in your home, it's not necessarily the case that you're suffering from a toxic mold infestation. Your sickness and the mold you see may or may not be connected. As such, it's important for you to seek evaluation by a medical doctor and to have the mold in your home checked out by a professional.
If your mold is toxic in nature, then you might be able to pursue financial claims against the various parties that took part in the construction of your home. Potentially liable parties include architects, engineers, subcontractors, contractors, manufacturers, material suppliers and the previous owners of your home. At O'Brien Legal Services, LLC, we have toxic mold lawyers on staff to assist you with the evaluation of your potential claim for damages in a free, no-obligation, first-time consultation.