November 11, 2010 – Palm Beach, Fl – As reported by the news website Foxbusiness.com, Florida homebuilders have been relieved of some of the liability associated with defective Chinese drywall. The decision came on November 5th when a Palm Beach County, Florida, judge determined that homebuilders, who did not manufacture the Chinese drywall, and who did not participate in its chain of distribution, could not be held “strictly liable” for the damages caused by defective Chinese drywall. As a result of the Florida court’s decision, judges throughout the United States may handle other defective Chinese drywall cases similarly. Defective Chinese drywall is a problem that began during the U.S. housing boom, when drywall was imported from China to supply a surging domestic demand.
After the boom, many homeowners with specific batches of Chinese drywall complained of unexplained health issues. Following these complaints, the Consumer Product Safety Commission discovered that 10 brands of defective Chinese drywall emitted high levels of hydrogen sulfide. Exposure to high levels of hydrogen sulfide has been linked to risks of eye irritation, coughing, headaches, nasal blockage, and impaired neurological function. If you believe that your home has been contaminated by the installation of defective Chinese drywall you may be eligible for damages in a dangerous product claim. To file a claim, you should get the professional help of a New York dangerous products lawyer.
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When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a dangerous product, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York dangerous product lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a medical malpractice claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous product lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, dangerous products, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous product claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.