The Chinese drywall class actions lawsuit claims that some people were suffering from severe respiratory symptoms after being exposed to certain chemicals in the drywall. According to the Chinese dry wall class action lawsuit, the airborne chemicals in the drywall include sulfates, sulfur-containing compounds such as carbonyl sulfate, and methylene blue. They also claim that long-term exposure to these and colorless gases can result in serious personal injury. In addition, they also claim that short-term exposure to these gases can result in headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or sinusitis. They further claim that short-term exposure can even result in tumors, kidney damage, short-term memory loss, chest pain, fever, and a dry mouth. Based on the reports of the Chinese drywall industry, they estimate that as many as two million workers in the US have been exposed to these gases.
Chinese drywall class actions lawsuit
The Chinese Drywall Class Action Lawsuit was filed by a group of unidentified victims who were working as cleaners in two different companies in the upstate New York area. They claim that they suffered from numerous health problems including asthma attacks, headaches, coughing, chest pains, and short-term memory loss. The defendants are also named in the lawsuit as defendants No. 1, entitled to be sued; defendant No. 2, who is the manufacturer of drywall containing the named ingredients mentioned above; and defendant No. 3, who is an agent who sold the products to the Cleaners.
According to the Chinese fumes lawsuit, the defendants manufactured drywall containing a synthetic chemical known as “urea”.
This chemical was mixed with the previously used epoxy compound known as “carbolic acid”. When combined, the two chemicals produced a stench-like chemical reaction that created harmful vapors which were then released into the working environment. When these fumes reached the eyes of the Cleaners, they caused immediate damage to the eyes, causing immediate vision impairment.
As stated above, the Chinese Drywall Class Action Lawsuit names all of the defendant companies individually.
Although the complaint names all of the defendant companies and contractors, they have been categorized according to their relationship to the plaintiffs. Subclassed by the complaint are defendant companies such as XSite Prods., D&G Drywall and Mannington Drywall who were aware of the problems with Chinese drywall, but did nothing to correct this dangerous material. Subclassed are defendant companies such as Alloc, ADT Drywall, Bestor Drywall and Certain Drywall who did not supply Chinese drywall but at least supplied substandard workmanship that caused the Chinese fumes to be inhaled. There are also subclassed who did supply clean chipped drywall but did not install it properly or maintained it after installation.
Since Chinese drywall has been a problem in Florida homes for quite some time, many homeowners feel compelled to bring this issue up in the Florida State Legislature.
The passing of a bill which requires certain contractors to install non-toxic drywall in Florida homes could make homeowners more passionate about this issue and advocate for change. Many homeowners feel that these are just fly by night companies that do not care about the health of the people who live in the homes they destroy. These homeowners could be right.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of defective Chinese drywall in Florida homes and wish to join the lawsuit Class Action lawsuit against these companies, you should contact an experienced Class Action Lawyer immediately.
Attorneys who specialize in cases such as these are familiar with the laws and procedures that must be followed in the Florida Class Action Lawsuit. Furthermore, if you have been a victim of these injuries, it is very likely that you will need to hire an attorney to represent your case. These attorneys can help you receive the compensation that you deserve and fight for your rights in court.