sued her ex-landlord for respiratory illnesses caused by exposure to mold she
sustained for 6 years. However, the trial court dismissed her suit, referring to a case in which the court declined to accept scientific evidence connecting illness to mold. In this case, the plaintiff failed to prove a scientific theory connecting mold to illness.
However, a recent ruling by a New York appeals court suggests that prevailing opinionsabout mold may have changed. This court claimed that Cornell proved that the former apartment was over a mold-infested basement that caused mold to grow under her floorboards. Additionally, with the help of medical experts, the plaintiff won and the court ruled that the mold exposure caused the ill-health effects.