Signs and Symptoms of Contaminated Chinese Drywall
One common sign that your home may have contaminated Chinese drywall is a strong smell of sulfur or the smell of rotten eggs. Other symptoms include:
- Constant need to replace your air conditioner systems or refrigerator components;
- Failure of your electronics and appliances and
- Failure of equipment such as pipes and coils.
It is suspected that hydrogen sulfide can lead to the erosion of this equipment.
Health symptoms in humans related to contaminated Chinese drywall include:
- Nose bleeds
- Respiratory problems
- Sinus problems
If you have experienced any of these signs or symptoms, you should immediately contact a Florida homeowners insurance attorney. An attorney can help you file for damages in a Florida Chinese drywall claim.
My Home May Be Contaminated. What Should I Do?
In May 2010, Knauf Tianjin Manufacturers settled its first lawsuit related to contaminated Chinese drywall. The claimant was a homebuilder in Atlanta called Beazer Homes USA, Inc. Damages have also been awarded in Louisiana and Virginia, in 2 separate lawsuits that claimed more than $2.5 million.
Meanwhile, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released a list of manufacturers that produced Chinese drywall with the highest levels of contamination. This list can be viewed at the CPSC website. As the commission investigates reports of contamination, homeowners throughout Florida are continuing to face this devastating problem.
The First Step Towards Recovery In a Florida Chinese Drywall Claim
The first step towards recovery in a Florida Chinese drywall claim is to contact an attorney who has experience dealing with homeowners insurance policies and dangerous products such as contaminated Chinese drywall.
The Florida homeowners insurance claim attorneys at Falk & Falk Law Firm know how important it is to you and your family to get the settlement you need in order to move on with your lives. Our attorneys have experience in helping victims of natural disasters and other homeowner nightmares recover from their loss. An experienced attorney can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve and navigate through the bureaucracy of homeowners insurance. Contact us today – 1-(305) 742-0878.