UPDATE: Local Family Pleads Insurance Company for Answers

Published 04/26 2014 06:02PM

Updated 04/28 2014 07:47PM

It took more than two years for this Wabash family to finally pinpoint the cause of their son’s health.

The family is doing better health wise since they left their home but expenses are adding up and they don’t know where to turn next if their insurance doesn’t offer to step in.

"He's talking more, he's active. He was not like that before," said Kristy Benzinger. She is relieved her son’s health has drastically improved. Now she says her biggest burden is paying for a hotel every night and not having any sign of possible reimbursement from her insurance company, the Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.

"This isn’t right what they’re doing. And I won’t stop until we get it settled," she said.

Test results from the Indiana State Department of Health show that levels of mold were highest in the baby's room. Benzinger says she never understood why he didn’t like being there until now.

"As a parent you do what you can to protect your kids. He obviously knew there was something wrong but we didn’t...Now we do and hopefully it will get resolved," said Benzinger.

"When it comes to him I will do anything," said Benzinger.

The State Health Department findings are as follows: “During the inspection, we found visible mold inside the closet and exterior wall of the master bedroom. Visible mold was also observed behind the wallpaper inside the kitchen.”

They also left these recommendations from the environmental protection agency:

“Remove and replace porous materials such as ceiling tile, carpet, and drywall when these types of materials have been damp for more than 48 hours.”

Rick Nelson with Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance had this to say five days ago, "Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance is investigating this claim. We have not made a determination."

Five days and $750 later in hotel expenses, the company has not offered any new information other than the couple is being mailed a copy of their policy.

If you're interested in helping the Benzinger family, they are accepting donations and through this link: http://www.gofundme.com/8ar86c

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