NEW ORLEANS – A woman who worked in a building owned by the school board has filed suit after she was diagnosed with respiratory ailments due to toxic mold.

Geraldine Turner Warren filed suit against the Orleans Parish School Board in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Aug. 21.

The plaintiff is an employee of Westbank Child and Adolescent Behavior Health Clinic, which is located at 4422 General Meyer Avenue, a property that the Orleans Parish School Board, owned, managed, controlled, and had the duty of servicing.

On Aug. 21, 2012, the plaintiff was diagnosed as suffering from respiratory ailments and other ailments due to being exposed to high levels of mold at her workplace, the suit claims.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain its premises in a reasonable and safe condition, failing to correct an inherently dangerous condition, allowing the premises to remain in a condition of disrepair and being otherwise negligent.

The plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount in damages for serious injuries to her mind and body, and economic loss.

The plaintiff is represented by J. Nelson Mayer III of Valteau, Harris, Koenig & Mayer of New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to division I Judge Piper D. Griffin.

Case no. 2013-07899.       

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