Can we breakour lease legally or seek damages due to health risks from a mold infestation?

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Can we breakour lease legally or seek damages due to health risks from a mold infestation?

The apartment above ours had a pipe burst causing our entire master bedroom to become flooded through the ceiling light fixtures fan, etc. After the flood they ran de-humidifiers and fans to get out the water. A few days ago we noticed a small spot of mold above the shower and overnight it grew substantially pictures were taken. Bringing this to the landlords attention they merely cleaned the spot and pretended like all was OK. My girlfriend suffers difficulty breathing lately and we want to get out as we do not feel safe. We believe strongly that there is mold growing in the walls.

Asked on February 24, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

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