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Botched Mold Removal Causes Debilitating Illness, Lawsuit Says

Friday 20 July 2018


From US TV station ABC Local 10:


Annette Davis
Annette Davis

Botched mold removal causes debilitating illness, lawsuit says

Contractors did not remove dangerous toxins from behind walls, woman says

By Amy Viteri - Investigative Reporter
July 18, 2018
© 2018 is published by WPLG INC., a Berkshire Hathaway company.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - 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.

The property management company, AKAM Living Services Inc., called in Alliance Restoration to address the water damage.

"They brought a dehumidifier and a couple fans," 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.


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