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Jury awards Florida woman $48M for sickness caused by mold

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury has award a woman $48 million after a leaky roof led to contamination of her apartment by mold, which caused her debilitating illness. It all started in 2015 when 56-year-old Lynette Jividen moved into an apartment complex. The roof already leaked and had evidence of mold. Jividen moved out just after Hurricane Irma. Her lawyers, however, said the mold has continued to cause Jividen health problems. The South Florida SunSentinel reports that she has been diagnosed with chronic inflammatory response syndrome, which can affect all parts of the body. Some of her lawsuit was settled. Lawyers will need to get the rest of the money from insurance companies.

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