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Can you tell me what state this is in?
Do you still have the photos of the mold?
Do you have medical documentation that the mold was the likely cause of your injuries and medical expenses?
Did the landlord take any action to remediate the mold after you told them about it?
Is there some reason why you didn't notify the landlord in August when you discovered the problem?
Did you contact any city official like Code Enforcement or the Housing Inspector?
Ok, if you suffered damages due to the landlord's negligence in not maintaining his property, then you can hold him liable for your costs and reasonable damages associated with the negligence.
If you can prove that the mold was the likely cause of your illnesses, then that would be compensable as long as you can prove the mold was there, which it sound like you can..
In order to have the best outcome, it would be wise to talk to a local personal injury attorney about the case as the landlord may have insurance that would simply settle the matter without actually taking it to trial, considering your proof.
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...