Mold victim awarded $500,000 – ADRIAN, Michigan – Four Seasons Apartments – mold grew in drywall in her apartment bathroom after water leaked from the apartment above it – 20 outpatient surgeries to remove growths – doctors say her life will be significantly shortened because of her exposure to the mold

National Apartment Association Tells Its Members MOLD CAUSES DEATH; Tells Courts It Doesn’t With The Help of US Chamber and UCLA
Thank You National Apartment Association. I will do my best to get this very important information out ASAP to numerous owners, investors, huge property management companies (e.g., Riverstone Residential), attorneys, and judges, AND, of course, to the MANY people who are currently living in MOLD-INFESTED APARTMENT COMPLEXES right now! katy
By Staff reports – Daily Telegram
Posted Aug 10, 2010
ADRIAN, Mich. — An Adrian woman won a $500,000 judgment Monday in Lenawee County Circuit Court for a moldy bathroom she said seriously damaged her health.
A default judgment against owners of Four Seasons Apartments on South Winter Street was awarded to Dawn Royal and her two sons.
The judgment was requested by their attorney, Sheldon Miller of Farmington Hills, after the apartment complex owner failed to take any action to defend the suit since an attorney withdrew from the case on April 8.
Miller asked for a $500,000 award for Royal, arguing “toxic mold” she was exposed to for nearly a year in the apartment building left her disabled and shortened her life. He requested $25,000 apiece for her two sons who he said do not have long-term health damage as serious as their mother’s.
Royal filed the lawsuit in 2008, claiming that black mold in the bathroom of an apartment at Four Seasons left her with debilitating illnesses and unable to work.
Miller told Judge Margaret M.S. Noe that Royal was recently approved for Social Security disability benefits and that doctors have told Royal her life will be significantly shortened because of her exposure to the mold.
“I pass out spontaneously. I can’t drive any more,” Royal testified. She listed a number of illnesses she has contracted since she was exposed to the mold in 2005 and 2006.
“My immune system has been decimated,” she said. “The immune system damage is progressive. I’ll never get better.”
Royal testified she has undergone 20 outpatient surgeries to remove growths and is awaiting reconstructive surgery on her left arm to remove lumps growing there.
According to the lawsuit, mold grew in drywall in her apartment bathroom after water leaked from the apartment above it on June 26, 2005. Building owners sent a work crew on May 22, 2006, to rip out drywall in the bathroom, spreading mold-infected dust throughout the apartment, the suit claimed. Royal stated she moved out on June 3, 2006, but her health has continued to deteriorate.
An attorney who was defending the lawsuit withdrew after a legal battle developed between two companies over ownership of the apartment complex.
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“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.”
Sharon Noonan Kramer
Information about Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana allowing tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of toxins from molds by intentionally concealing evidence
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in
Riverstone Residential Litigation
Mold Inspection Reports
Photos of Mold in Apartment
Attorney Malpractice
Links – Riverstone Residential Mold & Illegal Business Practice Complaints & More!

About Sharon Kramer

Hi, I'm an advocate for integrity in health marketing and in the courts.
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