Lumber Liquidators Defective Flooring Lawyers
Certain Chinese-made laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators is alleged to contain toxic levels of formaldehyde that may be hazardous to human health, according to a 60 Minutes report. The CBS News investigation that included more than 150 boxes of laminate flooring found that nearly every sample of Chinese laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators tested positive for formaldehyde levels that exceeded safety regulations, in many cases by large margins.
If you or a loved one purchased laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators, or suffered from health problems, you should contact our Defective Product Lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation.
Lumber Liquidator Lawsuits
The following are some of the potential lawsuits we are investigating:
Consumer Lawsuits: If you purchased Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring, you may be entitled to compensation if your floors test positive for elevated levels of formaldehyde. In addition, if you or your loved ones (including pets) have symptoms related to the exposure to formaldehyde off-gasing, or have been diagnosed with an illness, you may also be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Contractor & Installer Lawsuits: if you are a laminate flooring contractor or installer of Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring, there is an increased risk that you may have been exposed to high concentrations of formaldehyde fumes while cutting, breathing in dust and installing these products. If you have suffered symptoms related to the exposure to formaldehyde, or have been diagnosed with an illness, you may also be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Lumber Liquidators Employees: If you are a current or former employee of Lumber Liquidators and have information related to the recent public discovery that some of Lumber Liquidators’ products contained elevated levels of formaldehyde, we would like to speak with you. Any communication between you and our firm will be strictly confidential. Additionally, if you have suffered symptoms related to the exposure to formaldehyde off-gasing, or have been diagnosed with an illness, you may also be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
60 Minutes Chinese Laminate Flooring Investigation
The CBS investigation was reported on its March 1, 2015 broadcast and revealed that Lumber Liquidators has been selling Chinese-made laminated wood flooring that contains levels of formaldehyde which exceed safety standards set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Formaldehyde, which is used to manufacture pressed woods, glues and preservatives, is a colorless and highly-flammable chemical that has been classified as a known cancer-causing substance (carcinogen) by several agencies.
Formaldehyde Exposure Lawsuits
Studies have linked formaldehyde to cancerous tumors of the nasal passage, myeloid leukemia and genetic mutations. Symptoms of formaldehyde exposure may include:
- Burning, dryness, redness and itching of the eyes
- Chest tightness
- Dry throat
- Excessive phlegm production
- Eye infections
- Nasal dryness, soreness
- Sinus congestion
- Post-nasal drip
- Repeated sinus infections
- Runny nose
Products Allegedly Containing High Formaldehyde Levels include, but are not limited to:
- 8 mm Bristol County Cherry Laminate Flooring
- 8 mm Dream Home Nirvana French Oak Laminate Flooring
- 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Antique Bamboo Laminate Flooring
- 12 mm Dream Home St. James Oceanside Plank Bamboo Laminate Flooring
- 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Warm Springs Chestnut Laminate Flooring
- 15 mm Dream Home St. James Sky Lakes Pine Laminate Flooring
- 12 mm Dream Home Ispiri Chimney Tops Smoked Oak Laminate Flooring
- 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Imperial Teak Laminate Flooring
- 12 mm Dream Home St. James Vintner’s Reserve Laminate Flooring
- 12 mm Dream Home Kensington Manor Cape Doctor Laminate Flooring
- 12 mm Dream Home St. James Cumberland Mountain Oak
- And others…
Lumber Liquidators Flooring Lawyers
If you or a loved one purchased laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators, or suffered from health problems you believe were caused by exposure to formaldehyde, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your economic losses and/or any personal injuries.All lawsuits are being pursued under a contingency fee, which means that there are no fees unless a recovery is obtained.
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