Request Legal Help Now - Free
LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION

Chinese Drywall Victims Hold Rally in Washington, DC

. By
Washington, DCHomeowners who have been living with Chinese drywall have decided to air their frustrations in the nation's capital by holding a rally recently in front of the Senate, WVEC.com reports.

The homeowners are reportedly protesting the slow pace of lawmakers in responding to their concerns about the building material, which is toxic, the news provider said. Many residents in the nearby area have claimed that the drywall has made them sick and caused damage to their homes' wiring, according to the news provider.

In April, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued guidelines on fixing homes with the issue, but the news source said homeowners and builders cannot receive the necessary loans or grants to make the repairs.

"The people who have had to move out are now paying the mortgage on their corroded home as well as rent on the new home, and it's creating a hardship for those people," realtor Robert Gurnee told the news source.

According to the news provider, approximately 350 homes in Virginia were constructed using the defective drywall.

The CPSC has received approximately 3,731 reports from residents in 40 states and Washington, DC "who believe their health symptoms or the corrosion of certain metal components in their homes are related to problem drywall," according to the commission's Web site.

READ ABOUT CHINESE DRYWALL PROBLEM LAWSUITS

Chinese Drywall Problem Legal Help

If you or a loved one have suffered losses in this case, please click the link below and your complaint will be sent to an environmental lawyer who may evaluate your Chinese Drywall Problem claim at no cost or obligation.

ADD YOUR COMMENT ON THIS STORY

Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.

*Name:

Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.
*Your Comment:

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.


Click to learn more about LawyersandSettlements.com
Request Legal Help Now! - Free