The Bonita Springs based WCI Communities has confirmed that they built at least 200 homes with potential dangerous and defective Chinese-made drywall.
WCI Communities is currently operating Chapter 11 bankruptcy and expects to face about $40 million in claims related to defective drywall. WCI has agreed to set up a trust to help homeowners affected by Chinese drywall as part of their reorganization plan.
Earlier this month the popular home builder Lennar confirmed that they built about 400 Florida homes using the allegedly defective product.
Homeowners of homes fitted with Chinese drywall have seen extensive damage to electrical components in their homes caused by foul sulfurous gases emitted from the allegedly defective drywall. Several homeowners have also complained of headaches, difficulty breathing other potentially dangerous health problems.
The EPA and the state health official have conducted numerous tests to determine the potential risks associated with Chinese drywall; however, no conclusive data is yet available.
Homeowners who suspect their home may contain defective Chinese drywall should contact an experienced product liability attorney for a free consultation and an explanation of their legal rights concerning a potential claim.