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Is modular home manufacturer responsible for asbestos abatement?

Sussex, NJ |

I began removing a textured ceiling in my modular home which was built in 1986. I worked on it for an hour before concluding that it didn't look like typical joint compound and I decided to have it tested for asbestos. The lab results came back 0.5% chrysotile asbestos. Because the house was built in 1986 I never thought it would have any asbestos containing materials! Now not only am I dealing with the fact that I breathed in an hours worth of this dust and there is nothing I can do about it but I got an estimate on removing it from just ONE room and it will cost about $2000 - 4 other rooms and a hall also have this textured ceiling! I am wondering if the company that made it would be likely to pay for remediation. Would you know if they are obligated to

? I contacted them and they said they never used asbestos in any products in their houses "to their knowledge".

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Attorney answers 1


As is the case in practically all asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits, a claim is filed against the manufacturers of asbestos products.

If you have developed mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure, you will want to hire a qualified New Jersey personal injury lawyer. Even if you have only been exposed, hire a lawyer now.

Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.

Good luck to you.

God bless.

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