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Lawsuit: Spartanburg Co. courthouse employees suffering from mold-related illnesses

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Mold in the Spartanburg County Courthouse (Source: Hope Blackley) Mold in the Spartanburg County Courthouse (Source: Hope Blackley)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A lawsuit has been filed against Spartanburg County claiming several courthouse employees have suffered from illnesses after being exposed to mold in the building.

Part of the courthouse was closed in August 2016 after officials said non-toxic mold was found behind peeling wallpaper in the family court and the clerk of court office. In 2017, mold was found in two other county-owned buildings.

Some workers initially refused to reenter the building due to concerns about the mold.

According to the lawsuit filed on Feb. 8, numerous employees of the courthouse have suffered from mold-related illnesses after exposure.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit state they have suffered maladies including nosebleeds, ANA disease, upper respiratory infections, migraine headaches, eye irritation and more, according to the court documents.

The lawsuit alleges that Spartanburg County knew the roof was improperly waterproofed, resulting in "massive toxic and dangerous mold infestation in the walls, insulation, HVAC ductwork, furnishings, files and fixtures."

The employees are suing for personal injury damages and have requested a jury trial in the case.

FOX Carolina has reached out to Spartanburg County for comment on the lawsuit.

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