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Two Dozen Virginia Homeowners Journey to Washington to Discuss Toxic Chinese Drywall

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Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb sad down with some perturbed Virginia homeowners whove been dealing with toxic Chinese drywall, according to WVEC.com. There have been over 1,500 reports of the lethal drywall with 3 percent of those reports in Virginia (VA), especially the Hampton Roads region.

The Senators responded by writing a joint letter to FEMA requesting rental assistance for those who cannot afford to move out of their toxic homes. If that doesnt work, Virginia Beach Congressman Glenn Nye introduced a resolution pressing banks and lenders to work with families hampered with this drywall.

Heres a video of Senator Warner discussing the toxic Chinese drywall issue calling it a Kafkaesque tragedy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzIJKysL7y0

Its good to see Virginia politicians taking some sort of action, but the overall response on the national level has been mediocre at best. Everyone understands this hazardous drywall originated from China, but there are many obstacles in trying to hold the Chinese government responsible. For example, international law is very different from U.S. law and holding a foreign government liable for damages has not proven to be extremely successful.

Nevertheless, dramatic action needs to be taken. Too many people are having their lives ruined and home values disintegrate because of this toxic Chinese drywall. My colleague John Cooper has written extensively about the Chinese drywall issue and our firm is committed to seeking justice in this troubling situation.

About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton is a law firm which focuses on injury and accident law and our attorneys have experience handling toxic substance cases. Check out our case results to see for yourself. Our primary office in based in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) although our lawyers hold licenses in NC, SC, WV, KY and DC. We are ready to talk to you by phone right nowwe provide free initial confidential injury case consultations, so call us toll free at 1-800-752-0042. Our injury attorneys also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube . Furthermore, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard and Norfolk Injuryboard as a pro bono public information service.

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