Tia Benton Feb. 19, 2013, 7:27pm

NEW ORLEANS – The owners of a local apartment building are being sued by former tenants alleging they were exposed to mold and mildew that resulted in them contracting respiratory ailments.

Yorlanda Fisher, Aubrey Hill, Ja’Nyra Walton and Nyshia Walton filed a lawsuit against Huntington Park LLC and its insurer in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Dec. 7.

The plaintiff’s claim they were leased an apartment which had water intrusions that later revealed mold and mildew causing all plaintiffs to suffer respiratory symptoms including coughing, sore throat, difficulty breathing, headaches, fatigue and nose bleeds.

Fisher claims to have reported her findings of water intrusions, mold and mildew appearances to the defendant but no repairs were ever made.

The defendant is accused of negligence and breach of contract of lease.

An unspecified amount is sought for physical pain and suffering, emotional and mental stress, medical expenses, inconvenience and lost wages and income.

Counsel for the plaintiff is New Orleans-based attorney Matthew P. Chenevert.

This case has been assigned to Division H Judge Michael G. Bagneris.

Case no. 2012-11430.

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