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Mobile Home Manufacturers Settle Lawsuit

Reuters reports that more that 20 mobile home manufacturers have agreed to pay $14.8 million to thousands of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita victims who claimed they were harmed by formaldehyde in the trailers. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided trailers for homeless Gulf Coast residents to temporarily live in after the hurricanes destroyed the area. Residents of the homes claimed that they sustained respiratory illnesses and other medical conditions from the formaldehyde in the trailer homes.

Formaldehyde is colorless, flammable gas that is used in the production of paper, resins and building materials. Exposure to formaldehyde can cause wide range of health problems from respiratory issues to cancer.

Tens of thousands of people may receive a payment from the class-action settlement. Potential victims should file a legal claim before August, if they have not already done so.

If you or a loved one has become ill from a defective mobile home, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the product liability attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to discuss your legal options. To receive a free case evaluation, fill out the contact form on this page.