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Mold Liability Overview for Insulation Contractors

Mold as a substance has existed for millions of years. Mold has resulted in the discovery of the lifesaving drug — penicillin. Most of us have come in contact with mold in one way or the other many times in our everyday lives. Until recently, mold was something we lived with or tried to eradicate, but it did not receive the publicity and notoriety that it has received in the last several years. Why the change? — litigation.

Statistics reveal that prior to the year 2004, mold was involved in litigation issues infrequently at best. However, after at least one major plaintiff’s verdict in a lawsuit in 2001, premised on the development of mold in a private residence, the exponential increase in mold claims has been staggering...


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