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Putnam County mother and son sue landlords alleging illness from mold


By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 20, 2019

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WINFIELD — A mother and son are suing property landlords, citing alleged negligence and failure to protect.

May L. Ramsey and Matthew Wysong filed a complaint in Putnam Circuit Court against S and N Apartments, Lingadahalli H Subraraya and Hazel Plumly alleging that they breached their duty to their tenants by negligently exposing them to hazardous amounts of mold.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 2018, Ramsey and Wysong were informed by the defendants that mold that been present in their apartment for the past 20 years. As a result of the mold, Ramsey has been diagnosed with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hemptysis, and Wysong has been diagnosed with idiopathic fibrosing alveolitis. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to their duty keep their premises safe from hazardous amounts of mold for at least 20 years and failed to warn about or protect tenants from any hazardous condition.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for medical expenses, attorney's fees, costs, punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, and any other relief to which they appear entitled. They are represented by J. Alexander Meade of Shaffer & Shaffer, PLLC in Madison.

Putnam Circuit Court Case number 19-C-5

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Shaffer and Shaffer, PLLCPutnam Circuit Court