With the building number of reports involving health problems and building defects relating to Chinese Drywall, it is becoming more and more obvious that there is a serious problem with this imported wallboard and that it is most definitely in the homes of New Orleans and Louisiana residents. While many people are aware of this problem, few people believe it “can happen to them” or that it may, in fact, be in their homes.
Health symptoms of Chinese drywall include nose bleeds, headaches, coughs, upper respiratory or sinus issues, and rashes. Home detriments or telltale signs of chinese drywall include corroded copper installed in the walls, a persistent smell of “rotting eggs,” weakened or mildly buckling wall structures and gas buildup.
If you are experiencing any of these problems in your home, contact an attorney immediately. The Berniard Law Firm has been monitoring this situation since it first began to be reported and is prepared to help you receive the compensation necessary to compensate you for this homeowners nightmare. With the lack of knowledge about how serious the health problems may be or just how much damage, financially and structurally, the drywall can cause to your home, it is important to not wait and to immediately take action should you notice these issues in your house or property.
Remember, reports cite that up to 60 million pounds of Chinese drywall have been used in the state. This is not an issue that may exist in New Orleans, Slidell, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, etc. Senator Landrieu has already pushed for legislation calling for a recall and temporary ban on the drywall.
The facts show that the problem is already here.