Whitfield Bryson & Mason is a member of the Chinese Drywall Legal Network, which consists of attorneys who represent homeowners in actions across the nation for damages associated with the use of allegedly defective Chinese drywall in their homes. These cases allege that the defective drywall emits sulfur compounds that cause the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems in affected homes to corrode, and thereby creates the risk of fire, broken pipes, system failures, as well as degradation of fixtures and personal property contained within the homes. It is also alleged that the defective drywall poses health risks, including rashes, frequent nosebleeds, and respiratory problems.
Whitfiedl Bryson & Mason represents plaintiffs who have Louisiana-Pacific trimboard affixed to their properties. The plaintiffs in these cases allege that the defendants’ respective trimboard is inherently defective and not suitable for outdoor use. This is because, as Plaintiffs allege, moisture infiltrates the trimboard, leading to decay and rot of the trimboard itself, in addition to the wood or other material it is affixed to.
Zurn Plumbing Systems
Whitfield Bryson & Mason represents a putative nationwide class of owners of homes and buildings constructed with allegedly defective Zurn Pex plumbing systems. In this litigation, Plaintiffs allege that the Zurn systems are susceptible to premature failure, which causes serious damage to their structures. The brass fittings used in these plumbing systems are particularly prone to leaking.
Whitfield Bryson & Mason represents homeowners in North Carolina whose homes were allegedly defectively constructed by KB Homes without a secondary weather barrier beneath Hardiplank siding. Due to the lack of a secondary weather barrier, the exterior walls of Plaintiffs’ and the Class members’ homes do not have an acceptable barrier to prevent moisture and water from penetrating into the wall systems and interiors of the homes. Without an acceptable barrier, Plaintiffs’ and Class Members’ wall systems have elevated levels of moisture which can lead to rot and other problems.