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Hello. We live an apartment that was tested for mold over 2 years ago. My wife has severe breathing problems including asthma,bronchitis and constant coughing. this is in addition to other health problems. I just sent a work order to the leasing office. What else can we do.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

GA

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

We reported it to the managment office. I have the request in writing.

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I want to see if we have a legal recourse. I am not sick but my wife is very ill.

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martindale.com and findlaw.com are both excellent lookup directories. Both highly rated. Both used by lawyers. Easy to search and find local options.If you sue in court you may end up with a judgment. The judgment generally allows you to levy on bank accounts, lien real estate and work with the sheriff office civil enforcement division. Many lawsuits result in settlement - which expect the judge to encourage.By being prepared and pressing your claim, the other side should feel the pressure and consider the risk of losing and legal fees. That realization can help bring about a settlement!Please let me know if the reply is acceptable by responding “yes” or “acceptable”
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