If you’ve suffered a roof leak or a cracked wall caused by a certain type of siding, you might be able to file a California CertainTeed Siding Class Action Lawsuit. These suits can be extremely difficult to file and can involve large sums of money. However, there are steps you can take to maximize your chances of success. Read on to learn how to file a siding class action in California.
CertainTeed’s asbestos-containing products caused mesothelioma
Asbestos-containing building materials were commonly used from the early 1900s to the 1970s, when the federal government began to limit their use, due to the growing knowledge about the risks associated with the mineral. CertainTeed produced asbestos-containing products for more than fifty years, including cement sheets, plastic cement, acoustic plaster, roof coating, joint-treating compound, and insulation.
Asbestos fibers are very small, which makes them easily airborne. As a result, people working around them may breathe them in without even realizing they are doing it. These tiny fibers lodge in the body and cause damage to cells, resulting in illness years later. Asbestos fibers were used widely in construction and industrial applications, but the Environmental Protection Agency banned the material in 1989. Asbestos fibers affect the ability to breathe and cause an extremely rare cancer.
Asbestos fibers are small and easily come loose from the mineral
Asbestos-containing materials are used for a wide variety of applications. In the early 1900s, hundreds of manufacturers used asbestos in locomotives, steam engines, and piping. The mineral also found its way into products as diverse as cement, roofing material, and automobile brake pads. Asbestos is a dangerous mineral, and its small fibers are difficult to detect with the human senses. Asbestos is easily friable, meaning it crumbles easily and releases toxic dust into the air.
Asbestos is a highly toxic mineral that can cause serious health problems in people. Asbestos fibers are small and easily come loose from CertainTeed siding and other products. Asbestos is extremely hazardous and may cause severe health problems, including mesothelioma. Asbestos is present in nearly all CertainTeed products, and the amount of asbestos in them is small.
Asbestos was used in construction materials from the 1900s through the 1970s
The use of asbestos in construction materials is well documented. Between the 1900s and the 1970s, an estimated 30 million tons of the mineral were mined around the world. Some of these products are still in use today. While older homes are less likely to contain asbestos, some of these stockpiles were used up until the 1990s. It is important to follow current regulations to avoid asbestos exposure.
The use of asbestos peaks in the 1940s in the United Kingdom, where it was used in virtually every building. The material was widely used in other products, including cigarette filters, hair dryers, irons, and fertilizers. Despite the health risks of asbestos, it was widely used and eventually banned in the UK in 1999. Even after the ban on its use, many other industries continued to use it.
Asbestos claims deadlines
If you or a loved one has suffered from the health effects of asbestos, there are deadlines for filing your Asbestos claims. California and New York have strict deadlines for filing your asbestos claims. In New York, you must file your injury lawsuit within three years of diagnosis or two years of the date of the victim’s death. The statute of limitations varies by case, but time is of the essence in an Asbestos lawsuit. If you or a loved one has developed an asbestos-related illness, contact Lipsitz Ponterio & Comerford, LLC, to discuss your rights and potential compensation.
The California CertainTeed Siding class action settlement is determined by several criteria, including the extent of Qualifying Damage and how long the product has been on the property. For example, if the CertainTeed siding you had installed was installed during the 1970s, you may be eligible to receive an award of millions of dollars. Alternatively, you may be eligible for a settlement of a few thousand dollars.
Asbestos liability for CertainTeed
Asbestos was a common mineral used in building products during the 1930s and into the 1980s. It was inexpensive and added strength and heat resistance to a variety of materials, including siding and roofing. CertainTeed used asbestos in both water and shipbuilding industries, as well as in the manufacturing of insulating materials. While the company is not liable for the pollution caused by its products, it is liable for the health problems and financial costs of asbestos-related diseases. Asbestos liability for CertainTeed Siding in California has reached a high level.
In the past decade, certain types of drywall, siding, roofing, and insulation were associated with asbestos exposure. These materials caused a heightened risk of lung cancer and other diseases. As a result, California is a hotspot for asbestos exposure. CertainTeed has been the target of tens of thousands of asbestos-related lawsuits in recent years. The company has paid out millions of dollars to asbestos victims, including millions in verdict awards.