CCFJ.NET: Botched mold removal causes debilitating illness, lawsuit says
Contractors did not remove dangerous toxins from behind walls, woman says
Article Courtesy of Local 10 News — ABC
By Amy Viteri
Published July 23, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE – Annette Davis struggled to understand what was happening to her body.
For some time she had been living with a condition called chronic fatigue syndrome, but she was managing it with medication. Then in 2014, something changed.
“I couldn’t explain it. I just dropped so much weight. I got down to 97 pounds,” Davis said. “I started cracking teeth because I was anemic. I had my hair falling out.”
The trouble started after February 2014. A water cooling tower on the roof of her condominium building, the Tides at BridgeSide Square in Fort Lauderdale, ruptured and dumped water into the building.
“I just started hearing what sounded like 30 bathtubs at once pouring behind my wall,” Davis said.
Davis got sicker but the cause was a mystery until 2017, when medical tests found toxins in her system that had been caused by fungus. She asked the condo management to test for mold behind the walls of her unit. “What he found was aspergillus, which is also what was found in my body,” Davis said. Read more: