If the careless acts of another person or business have caused you or your child to suffer a physical injury, you may be able to hold them responsible. In a negligence lawsuit involving an injured child, an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer can advise parents as to the proper legal action to take. In a December 7, 2018 case, the plaintiff filed suit against her landlords for injuries that occurred after her rental home became inhabitable due to mold infestation. The case was brought before the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
The plaintiff in the case resided with her young son in a home she rented from the defendants. She alleged that a few weeks after moving into the home, water began collecting and flooding into the kitchen and den. Despite her repeated complaints to the defendants, the problem was not resolved and the flooding persisted. Thereafter, her son began experiencing medical issues, including difficulties breathing, asthma-like symptoms, swelling, and rashes covering his body. A medical diagnosis revealed that he was allergic to a variety of toxic molds. Subsequent testing of the house confirmed the presence of extremely high levels of mold. Fortunately, the son’s conditions improved after they vacated the property.
The parties then pursued breach of lease and eviction proceedings against each other in district court. After the parties stated that they had reached an agreement to settle the matter, the district court dismissed the action. Specifically, the understanding was that the plaintiff would not pursue any further claims arising out of the tenancy in exchange for half of the rent escrow funds. Although the money was disbursed, the parties did not sign a written agreement.