Did Courthouse Mold Cause Fla. Federal Judge's Death?
An attorney for the family of a Florida federal magistrate who died several years ago of a lung ailment says an environmental study report they have received documents a substantial mold problem at Miami’s historic David W. Dyer courthouse.
Working there may have caused U.S. Magistrate Theodore Klein, who previously had been in good health, to die at age 66, contends attorney Alan Goldfarb. And Klein, whose courtroom is now sealed, may not have been the only one adversely affected by mold conditions, the attorney for Klein’s family told the Miami Herald.
”It should be noted that these results come after efforts have been made to remediate the building,” says Goldfarb. Clearly, the inference is that the problem was much worse prior to any cleanup. It is our hope that the appropriate steps will be taken to correct this situation.”
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