A mold cover-up? A baby is fighting breathing problems and a doctor asked an apartment manager to step in and get rid of the mold. Now, the manager is accused of covering up the mold instead of fixing the problem.
Coughing, wheezing and hacking are symptoms the Gorski family says began after moving into their apartment at Holland place in Appleton.
They’re the sounds of cold season. But for this family of five, they’re symptoms that won’t go away. “The two youngest one Jennifer and jack were coughing all the time.” Joe Gorski explained. It was a red flag for a family who’s youngest has suffered from a heart condition from birth.
Even more mysterious, the family says the symptoms would disappear when they stepped outside. “As we would leave the apartment and go somewhere for the who day, everybody would start feeling better.” Gorski said.
That’s when Joseph says he discovered something growing on the ceiling. “I was actually laying on the couch watching TV when I looked up and seen the mold on the ceiling. I went what the heck?”
While it may have started there, the Gorski’s say they soon discovered it all over their place. “And then it started around the air conditioner around the windows, back again from the wall.
The apartment management tried to clean up and paint over several times. But Joseph Gorski says just hasn’t worked. “You can actually see the mold coming back, on the casing through here.” Gorski described.
The apartment’s manager who wouldn’t go on camera with NBC26 but says because she was new, she was unaware of any issues involving the couple or their concerns.
Health issues that Heather Gorski says she’s reminded of all day long..”Seeing them cry in pain, wheezing, coughing, how hard they’d cough that’s gotta hurt.”
NBC26 also spoke with a representative of Dominium who owns the complex. We were issued a statement saying the company takes all concerns seriously. But admitted the wooden frame windows were prone to condensation. The company has asked tenants to wipe the condensation away.
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