According to FloridaHealth.gov, the most definitive way to determine if drywall in a home is imported from China is to locate “Made in China” markings on the back of a sheet of drywall, which will likely require cutting holes in the material.
Battle Against Toxic Chinese Drywall Continues in Louisiana
Chinese drywall is still affecting and harming people across the US. Eight and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, some flooding victims are still not moved back into their homes. It is not because they did not rebuild, it is because they unknowingly used poisonous Chinese drywall.
A young couple in Louisiana said that after rebuilding their flooded home after Katrina, they discovered it was rebuilt with corrosive Chinese drywall.
“I suffered with headaches, nose bleeds, things you just, you don’t put together until you know you have all the pieces,” said the wife.
Every countertop, piece of furniture and even bedding had to be thrown out. The couple says they both work full-time jobs to support the $100,000 they spent to rebuild. Many of those that rebuilt after Katrina complain of health problems, displacement and life savings gone with no reimbursement from Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan.
“You feel bitter and you feel like you can’t do things because you’re constantly paying off through no fault of your own,” the wife concluded.
Colson Hicks Eidson remains a leader in products liability litigation. In 2010, we obtained a $2.5 million award for a Miami couple in the nation’s first Chinese drywall jury trial. This groundbreaking lawsuit opened the door for homeowners harmed by imported drywall to hold suppliers accountable.
Our firm will continue to stand up for Chinese drywall victims, leading the fight against negligent companies who knowingly sold and distributed this toxic product to US consumers. Contact us today by calling (305) 476-7400 or online through our case review form.
Did You Know: According to Florida’s Department of Health, many homes in Florida contain a mixture of Chinese drywall and drywall marked as made in the USA.
Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys