Unfortunately, the attorneys at Levin & Perconti read today more disappointing news regarding the ongoing product liability issues with the Chinese drywall in homes that have caused personal injuries, odors, and corrosions. Some experts believe that the problems with the drywall may be caused by the failure to remove sulfur and contaminants from synthetic gypsum. New evidence now suggests that builders knew of the Chinese drywall product liability problems as early as 2006. An investigation has found that some of the Chinese manufacturers who made the tainted drywall are still producing it by the truckload, and probably without any new safeguards in place.
Suppliers had documented evidence at least as early as 2006 that something was wrong with the Chinese drywall, so the blame is also on the builders, contractors, and suppliers. A legislative representative summed it up – the only people who have taken any initiative in this issue are trial lawyers. Some legislators are pushing drywall legislation.
To read more about the evidence about the Chinese drywall update.