The Purpose of a Fungus and Mold Expert Witness
If you deal in any property management or rental responsibilities, you need a mold expert witness. Our job is to help you clear up matters before they land you in a messy situation.
In certain situations, GreenWorks mold expert witnesses also provide testimonies before the courts in New Jersey. Fungus growth can cause substantial problems in many kinds of structures, including:
- Office buildings
- Apartment complexes
- Suburban households
- Warehouses and workplace facilities
Mold and fungus expert witnesses are certified industrial hygienists. They’ll assess the state of the property, then provide recommendations and or testimony based on the latest federal and state regulations.
Our mold expert witnesses have strong science backgrounds, advanced training, certifications, and licensure. We understand that every case is unique, and we’ll investigate so that we can provide the most accurate testimony possible.
Why Turn to GreenWorks Mold Experts?
Linking Mold Sickness to Environments
Mold expert witness testimonies are often requested when a plaintiff’s health has been compromised by dangerous mold growth. We have often worked with the medical community to identify mold-related illnesses, including:
- Mycotoxin poisoning (Mycotoxicosis)
- Endotoxin poisoning (Endotoxemia)
- Allergic reactions
- Invasive fungal infections
- Chronic headaches or migraines
Our building biologists understand the science of fungus and how it interacts with humans. If a resident or worker on your property has experienced a mold-related illness, talk to our team. We’ll schedule a thorough investigation, followed by safe mold remediation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Technically, the answer is yes. If a person is exposed to mold at work or while living in a rental property, they may be able to file for worker’s compensation or a settlement from the at-fault party.
To prove mold exposure, experts can test to see if humans have been harmfully exposed to:
- Fungus spores
- Microbial volatile organic compounds
These mold tests should always be performed by trained medical or mold remediation experts, then assessed via lab analysis. If you believe you have been exposed to mold spores or other environmental contaminants, contact our team to learn about your next steps.
Environmental witnesses, including mold experts, are crucial when it comes to backing up claims made in court. Their job is to help jurors understand the complex, nuanced pieces of information that can significantly impact the result of the case. Strong witnesses also provide a sense of objectivity and credibility to any legal case.
Rules about expert witnesses are set by the State and Federal Rules of Evidence. Typically, a qualified expert witness must be someone who has the training, experience, and education in a specialized field related to the case.
A mold expert witness shares a testimony or opinion based on their knowledge and skill in the field. This allows them to draw highly specialized conclusions. Lay witnesses, on the other, may have personally witnessed the mold – but they don’t necessarily have the credentials to back their claims or stories up.
First, we recommend redoing the test with a professional mold inspection team. Over-the-counter tests are not always accurate, nor do they give you important information on the extent of mold growth and what contributed to it.
You might also need to schedule an additional control test to see if your molds are beyond Normal Fungal Ecology and pose a health risk. We can help you assess these factors and decide on the appropriate plan of action going forward.
In the state of New Jersey, it is technically legal to sell a house with mold. However, you will likely be required to disclose this information prior to the sale. Therefore, we recommend scheduling a professional mold inspection before accepting any offers.