The Chinese drywall company Knauf Plasterboard will gut and repair nine homes in Alabama as part of a pilot program of 200 homes, testing whether this type of repair plan can be an effective solution for the thousands of plaintiffs in the well-known Chinese drywall lawsuit now being litigated in New Orleans.
The Chinese drywall lawsuit blames Knauf Plasterboard for delivering drywall contaminated with sulfuric compounds that corrode metal in household appliances and can cause serious health problems. The drywall, installed between 2004 and 2008, was installed in thousands of homes during rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina and the mid-2000s housing expansion.
Most of the homes in this pilot program are in Florida, but the program reaches Mississippi and Louisiana as well as Alabama. If the program is successful, the other plaintiffs in the Chinese drywall lawsuit may end up settling with Knauf under the same terms. Eight of the nine Alabama homes to be repaired are located in Hamilton, and the ninth is located in Hueytown.
At Long & Long, protecting the public from defective products is an important part of our Mobile, Alabama personal injury practice. We represent Gulf Coast residents injured by defective or recalled products and hold manufacturers accountable through product liability lawsuits.
If you believe your home may contain tainted Chinese drywall or you have been injured by another defective product, please contact the product liability attorneys of Long & Long today to set up a complimentary consultation.