Robbie Hargett Sep. 4, 2015, 12:33pm

A Blue Island woman is suing her property managers, alleging she developed a serious illness due to undisclosed hazardous living conditions in her apartment.

Lorraine Smith filed a recent lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against Medallion Property Management, doing business as Medallion Properties, and Seeley Buildings, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the defendants owned, operated, managed, and maintained an apartment building at 13028 S. Seeley Ave., Blue Island, of which Smith was a tenant. Prior to Smith moving in, the suit says the defendants were aware her apartment contained dangerously high levels of mold, mildew, fungi, and other microorganisms and toxic airborne pathogens contained in the apartment's fixtures, kitchen, woodwork, walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces.

During the time Smith lived in the apartment, the lawsuit states, the constant and dangerous exposure to these microorganisms and pathogens caused her to develop a severe and debilitating illness, for which she has experienced pain and suffering and has incurred medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants were negligent in their failure to maintain and repair the apartment's hazardous living conditions.

Smith seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus attorney fees and court costs. She is represented by attorney M. Andrew Hamilton of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L008932.

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