If you have been paying attention to the news recently, you may know that contaminated Chinese drywall is a major problem faced by many homeowners in the U.S. This problem is a direct result of the housing boom that occurred between 2004 and 2006. When domestic production of drywall fell short during that period, builders imported more than 500 million pounds of drywall from Chinese manufactures.
However, some of the drywall that came from China contained a compound called hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is a gas that has the smell of rotten eggs. It corrodes pipes and electrical equipment, and is known to cause a number of health issues.
After an investigation was conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), several U.S. builders and homeowners filed lawsuits against Chinese drywall manufacturers. More than $2.5 million in damages have been awarded in Chinese drywall claims so far. In May 2010, Chinese drywall manufacturer Knauf Tianjin settled its first lawsuit related to the contamination.
If you think your home may be affected by contaminated Chinese drywall, then you should call a Florida insurance claim attorney who can make arrangements to conduct an investigation. An insurance claim attorney may help you file for damages in a Chinese drywall lawsuit.
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