A class-action product liability lawsuit has now been brought against home builder Lennar on behalf of homeowners living in Florida with sick homes made with drywall that originated in China, according to a report.
This is just one lawsuit in Florida while many others have been filed in other states naming the Chinese drywall maker, builders and their suppliers. People claim they are getting sick from the sulfur gasses and fumes coming from the drywall used primarily in 2005 and 2006. The off gasses are also corroding wiring, mirrors, metals, and electronic equipment.
Lennar in turn has sued the Chinese drywall manufacturer and distributor and is doing what it can to fix the outstanding problems.
People who have lost property and their health, not to mention a home, likely have a toxic and defective building product and have suffered product liability injury. Estimates up to 100,000 homes in the U.S. may be affected including Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The results of a state Department of Health investigation as well as uncovering multiple layers of responsible parties will be what an experienced Florida product liability lawyer needs to investigate.
The builder is in the best position, not to mention ultimately responsible, for what they use as raw materials to build a home. These homeowners shouldn’t suffer bloody noses, headaches, and who knows what other health problems, resulting from gasses emitting from their walls. Product liability here is evident; however what’s not so clear is the chain of command and just who knew or suspected they may have a problem and failed to correct it.
For about 100,000 people, their home is anything but home sweet home.
It is unfortunate when products are put on the market that can cause serious injury because adequate testing or research wasn’t done. Under product liability law, manufacturers have an obligation to ensure their products are safe, or at least warn of any hazards that could occur from using them.
If you have suffered bodily injury from a defective product, including drywall in your home, you may be entitled to compensation for any losses or medical bills. Call the skilled product liability attorneys in Jacksonville at Farah and Farah today for a case evaluation.