California burglary victim awarded $1.3 million over denied water and mold damage insurance claim

California burglary victim awarded $1.3 million over denied water and mold damage insurance claim

I just love stories like this when the little Davids of the world beat the big greedy Goliaths at their own game.

The facts are that insurance companies can be very difficult to deal with when you have any type of insurance claim and especially when it deals with water and mold damage. As I had recently written in my article, Will your insurance company cover water and mold damage? even if you are adequately covered,  you will most likely have to fight with your insurance company to get anything paid for and the damage fixed. (more…)

Mold Doctor Loses Lawsuit

Mold Doctor Loses Lawsuit

The Georgia man who called himself a mold doctor, but was not a doctor, Michael Pugliese has lost his right to sue a former landlord who he claimed made his family sick.

I reported on Pugliese and his company, the National Treatment Centers for Environmental Disease in May. He is currently under investigation by the Georgia Composite Medical Board for allegedly calling himself a doctor when in fact he is not a licensed doctor in Georgia or anywhere else.  (more…)

County Work Supervisors Immune from Liability in Toxic Mold Death of Dan Pauluk

County Work Supervisors Immune from Liability in Toxic Mold Death of Dan Pauluk

This is a sad story about a 57 year old man Dan Pauluk, a long-time health inspector and environmental health specialist employee of the Southern Nevada Health District who died in 2009 from years of toxic black mold exposure while working at the Clark County Health District. The corners office concluded that he died from “mixed mold mycotoxicosis,” (mold poisoning from several types of toxic molds). (more…)

Former California Senator Nate Holden Sues Landlord for Mold

Former California Senator Nate Holden Sues Landlord for Mold

Former California senator and Los Angeles City Councilman, Nate Holden is suing his condominium complex for water damage and mold caused by a water leak that made him ill.

The 87 year old Holden alleges in the lawsuit against the Marina City Club and Marina City Club Condominium Owners Association, that he was forced to move in July 2015 after 20 years due to a reoccurring water leak in his condominium from a neighbor’s unit. (more…)

Attornery blames mold for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) patient’s death

Attornery blames mold for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) patient’s death

56 year old Dan Krieg was the fifth victim to die from a mold infection after receiving transplant kidney surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) since 2014. Kreig had underwent transplant surgery in July 2015. He then returned to hospital in March where he was placed in what is called a negative pressure room in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit.

After he had died, hospital officials were downplaying mold as the cause of death in the media. They acknowledge that Krieg had a fungal infection, but they claim that he had died from complications due to pneumonia, and it was not mold that killed their patient.

However, a lawyer, Jerry Meyers says the family of Dan Krieg is planning to sue UPMC for the mold which they believe caused his death.
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