Due to a domestic shortage of drywall, thousands of American homes were built with more than 500 million pounds of defective Chinese drywall from 2004 to 2006, including homes built throughout Oklahoma.
At least 1,500 cases of defective Chinese drywall from 27 states have been reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Many experts believe Chinese drywall is located in all states.
Although the actual causes and long-term health effects of defective Chinese drywall are not yet known, many residents whose homes were built with drywall have complained of adverse reactions such as difficulty breathing, bloody noses, frequent headaches, irritated eyes, as well as sinus infections and asthma attacks.
One of the most common signs of the presence of Chinese drywall is a strong sulfurous smell, like rotten eggs, as well as noticeable property damage, such as the corrosion and tarnishing of jewelry, silverware, and metal appliances. Air-conditioning failures are also commonly reported, due to erosion of their copper coils by the sulfur.
The end result–a combination of adverse health reactions, broken appliances, and falling property values—is one that can deal a severe blow to already struggling homeowners.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has suffered health problems or property damage due to installation of defective Chinese drywall, contact the experienced Oklahoma product liability attorneys at Carr & Carr today. Our attorneys have nearly 40 years of experience helping victims of negligence, defective products and toxic exposure obtain the compensation they need in order to move forward with their lives.