Mesa Law Firm Articles Relief in Sight for Those Affected by “Chinese Drywall”

Relief in Sight for Those Affected by “Chinese Drywall”

By Mesa Law Firm  Mar. 4, 2013 11:06a

Earlier this month, a federal judge approved settlements in several class action suits against manufacturers of defective drywall which affected thousands of property owners in Florida and other locations. The drywall at the heart of these cases was manufactured in China and had been imported to the U.S. over the last 10 years or more. Much of it was used in Florida and Gulf Coast locations that were hit hard by hurricanes and so underwent a great deal of home rebuilding. The drywall turned out to be improperly made and emitted a number of sulfurous gasses. Residents and property owners in buildings that had used the Chinese drywall complained of a rotten egg smell and some reported experiencing respiratory problems, headaches and sinus ailments. Tests of the product revealed that some of the chemicals in the drywall emitted carbon disulfide, hydrogen sulfide and other sulfides. These emissions and their effects were amplified in humid, high temperature environments. The chemicals coming from the drywall were found to react with copper piping wiring turning it black with corrosion. If you or any member of your family was injured after using a defective product then contact a personal injury attorney today.

Judge Orders Hundreds of Millions be Paid to Property Owners

U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon ordered that hundreds of millions of dollars be paid by manufacturers as well as certain retailers and installers that were responsible for putting such a defective and hazardous product in homes and businesses. It is estimated that up to 20,000 homes that were damaged by hurricanes in 2005 used the Chinese drywall during repair construction. Over $1 billion will be paid so homes affected by the drywall can be repaired while a separate fund of up to $30 million will be paid to those who suffered illness or other health problems as a result of the toxic material.

Have you suffered an injury because of a defective product?

Contact our team at the Mesa Law Firm as soon as possible if you have a product liability case. Product liability involves any instance when someone is injured after properly using the product in question. Defective products can cause serious illness and injuries to victims and those individuals have a right to pursue compensation from liable manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Whether the defect was in the design or manufacture of the product, we know how to investigate such cases and we work tirelessly to obtain maximum financial damages for our client. Don't hesitate to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer with us today.

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