Court filings indicate over 18 million pounds of toxic Chinese drywall were shipped and used in Carolina homes since 2006. Homes in South Carolina, particularly in the Charleston area, built between November 2005 and November 2006 may contain toxic Chinese drywall, according to builders from Lennar Corp., Taylor Morrison, WCI Communities, Meritage Homes, Ryland Homes, Standard Pacific Homes and Aubuchon Homes.
Over 16 states have been severely affected including Florida (FL), Virginia (VA), according to hubdub.com. Up to this point, roughly 1,162 complaints have been filed with the Consumer Product Safety Commission with 40,000 homes estimated to have been affected…so far. However, no one can actually quantify the extent of the problem.
Hundreds of homeowners in New Orleans attended a town hall meeting with government representatives to share their horror stories with toxic Chinese drywall and find out what is being done to address the issue.
Here’s a video illustrating the problems associated with toxic Chinese drywall…
Needless to say, the legal ramifications associated with this terrible substance are just beginning. People are having their lives ruined by toxic Chinese drywall – their homes plummet in value and they may have exposed themselves to deadly chemicals that could lead to serious illness down the road. Justice needs to be served.
Our law firm handles cases involving toxic substances such as Asbestos and are fully aware of the potentially deadly effects they can have on the human body. We are extremely concerned and want to make sure the people of Carolina are properly represented in these matters.
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Rick Shapiro has practiced personal injury law for over two decades in Virginia, North Carolina, and throughout the Southeastern United States. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (ABA Accredited) and has litigated injury cases throughout the eastern United States, including wrongful death, trucking, faulty products, railroad and medical negligence claims. His success in and out of the court room is a big reason why he was named 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in railroad law in U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers publication (Norfolk, VA area), and he has been named a “Best Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer” by those peer reviewed organizations for many years.