I live in a co-op. Apparently the building has a roach infestation. Accordingly the board of directors demanded that I have my apartment exterminated. The Exterminator came about a week and a half ago and laid down some gel in my bathroom and kitchen. The next day the apartment was uninhabitable. By that I mean the apartment smelled very very musty and it triggered my allergies which in turn triggered my asthma. I have no doubt that the allergies and subsequent asthma was caused by the dead roaches in the apartment. My reaction was horrendous; when I walked into the kitchen immediately my scalp began to tingle, as did my tongue and my throat. It is difficult for me to eat now because everything that goes down my throat hurts. It also triggered a mild asthmatic attack. I am able to breathe but I do feel my chest tightening.
I sent an urgent email to the managing agent for my building but she has not responded even though I noted the extreme urgency of the matter.
Are there any members in this community living in co-ops or condos and are facing a problem such as mine? I have not been able to clear the air out even though I am running two HEPA air purifiers and two exhaust fans constantly day and night. As I mentioned in a different post about this issue I have not gotten a response from the managing agent or any members of the board of directors for the building.
While I understand that this board is primarily geared to those having to deal with the physical aspects of allergies and asthma, I was wondering if anybody had a similar situation to mine and what my legal remedies might be. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you very much!