Another Formaldehyde Case Settled

An estimated 60,000 plaintiffs who lived in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trailers following the 2005 hurricane season may share in the most recent settlement of $5 million for injuries due to inhaling formaldehyde that oozed out of the interior walls. RVBusiness says according to court filings May 29, 2012 it is not clear how much Shaw Environmental Inc., Bechtel Corp., Fluor Enterprises Inc., and CH2M Hill Constructors Inc. will each pay. This settlement is part of a larger class action suit involving FEMA contractors who supplied survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 with temporary homes that also exposed residents to formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. In that settlement, learned, the nearly two dozen manufacturers agreed to pay $14.8 million in claims.

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