Construction Workers May Have Been Exposed to Dangerous Levels of Formaldehyde

Hundreds of thousands of construction workers may have been exposed to dangerously high levels of Formaldehyde working on new home construction projects between December 2016 and July of 2017. The exposure is related to the Weyerhaeuser TJI Floor Joists with Flak Jacket protection.

Weyerhaeuser, one of the world’s largest lumber distributors, issued a recall on their i-joists coated with flak jacket protection. It is applied to enhance fire resistance, but instead it’s causing formaldehyde, commonly used in pressed lumber, to leak out and create a dangerously high levels of formaldehyde for an indoor environment.

Exposed workers may be eligible for compensation if they have experienced the following symptoms during construction of these homes.

Complete the form on this page if you wish to get a free claim review or get more information.

Short-term exposure:

  • Eye, nose and throat irritation
  • Coughing
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness and nausea

Long-term exposure

  • Different types of Cancer

Some of the affected states and localities where construction occurred:

  • California
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • Colorado: Parker, Commerce City, Aurora and Firestone
  • Delaware
  • Arkansas
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Others (We will continue to add states and localities at our website as we learn of them)

Who are some of the builders involved:

  • KB Homes
  • CalAtlantic Homes
  • Carrier Homes
  • Gerber Homes
  • Great Traditions
  • Homes By Whittaker (also known as New Town Homebuilders)
  • Infinity Homes
  • K. Hovnanian Homes
  • Lennar
  • Mattamy Homes
  • Procacci Development Company
  • Pulte Homes
  • Richmond American Homes
  • Shea Homes
  • Toll Brothers
  • Village Homes
  • Westport
  • Others

The Nelson Law Firm is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals who were exposed to indoor environments with dangerously high levels of formaldehyde resulting from working with or near floor joists that use the Weyerhaeuser product known as Flak Jacket®. Complete the form on this page to sign up.

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