Chinese Drywall Lawsuit
Colson Hicks Eidson is widely recognized as an innovator in the area of products liability litigation.
Florida Defective Drywall Attorneys on Chinese Drywall Symptoms and Litigation
Our defective drywall lawyers are leaders in products liability litigation. In 2010, our firm 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 defective drywall suppliers accountable.
We were the first law firm to stand up for defective Chinese drywall victims in court, leading the fight against negligent companies who knowingly sold and distributed this toxic product to U.S. consumers. Affected homeowners nationwide continue to collect damages in Chinese drywall lawsuit action.
We are nationally recognized for our work helping victims of defective products recover, including those hurt by dangerous drugs and faulty auto parts. Our Miami product liability attorneys have recovered millions for victims of defective drywall for their personal injuries and damages, and we will continue to help homeowners whose houses were built with defective drywall gain the compensation they deserve.
Our Florida Product Liability Attorneys Have Recovered Millions in Chinese Drywall Litigation
Our law firm obtained a $2.5 million jury verdict for Armin and Lisa Seifart in their Chinese drywall lawsuit against Banner Supply Company for knowingly selling defective Chinese drywall in Florida that damaged the couple’s home.
The award not only covered the $491,000 it took to gut and renovate the $1.6 million home, but also compensated the Seifarts for their loss of enjoyment of the house and the potential loss in resale value.
Our attorney successfully argued Banner Supply Company knew about the defective drywall as early as 2006 and entered into a confidential agreement with manufacturer Knauf Plasterboard Tianjian not to disclose the defect. With this landmark toxic tort case, the defective product law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson sent a clear message to the entire drywall industry: you cannot get away with prioritizing profits over people and sales over safety.
When was Chinese Drywall Used in Florida?
Estimates put the number of affected homes at more than 60,000 nationwide, and homeowners with Chinese drywall in Florida, alone, could total as much as 30,000.
Of the 3,924 reports of Chinese drywall received by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as of December 2011, 56 percent came from Florida. At-risk properties include homes built, remodeled or repaired between 2000 and 2009. The cost of removing the defective drywall may exceed one-third of a home’s value.
Chinese Drywall Problems
Defective Chinese drywall emits sulfur gases that not only give off a noxious odor described as rotten egg-like, but also corrode copper and other metal surfaces.
This corrosion can damage:
- Electrical wiring
- AC units
Chinese Drywall Symptoms to Watch For
Gas emissions from defective drywall can cause allergy-like symptoms and respiratory problems. Reported health complications include:
- Eye and skin irritation and itchiness
- Breathing difficulty
- Nasal irritation
- Persistent cough
- Recurrent headaches
- Sinus infections
- Asthma attacks
Leading Attorneys in Florida Handling Nationwide Chinese Drywall Lawsuits
Our product liability attorneys will continue to hold negligent companies accountable for allowing toxic Chinese drywall to enter the homes of unsuspecting U.S. consumers.
If your home or health has been harmed by Chinese drywall, other defective drywall or defect product, contact an experienced product liability lawyer at our firm today. We have been protecting consumers for more than 40 years, and we will help you seek the compensation you deserve.