Poly Butylene Pipe Lawsuits
A polybutylene lawsuit is one of the class action lawsuit options available in the United States. Polybutylene is a man-made material that is also commonly referred to as polybutylene or PP. This material is most commonly used for the construction and support of steel pipes, as well as other pipe applications such as brake linings, oil and gas pipelines, and water pipes. While it is widely utilized within the building and construction industry, there are also many homeowners who have experienced injuries, either permanent or temporary, as a result of an accident involving polybutylene. Whether these incidents were the result of negligence or otherwise, every homeowner has the right to seek monetary compensation for their injuries.
When a person suffers a personal injury as a result of a defective product, such as a polybutylene pipe or other similar piping application, they may submit a polybutylene lawsuit. Such a lawsuit can be brought against the manufacturer, as well as the distributor, contractor, or supplier of the defective material. Commonly, the claim is held to include all damages (e.g., medical bills, physical disability income lost, pain and suffering, etc.) that are directly related to the injury. In addition, a polybutylene class action settlement may also include punitive damages in addition to actual damages.
There are several reasons why a homeowner may wish to file a complaint against a manufacturer, supplier, or contractor. The most common reason is for the violation of federal or state safety codes. For example, the occurrence of inadequate flame-retardant coatings on plumbing pipes may result in an accident and thus the filing of a lawsuit. Some manufacturers attempt to sidestep liability by providing statements or labeling that purport the material to be safe for use with certain flammable liquids or materials. Unfortunately, such “assurances” are not legally binding and in fact may be considered frivolous by the courts.
Another way that polybutylene piping can be brought into use is by those wishing to protect their home investments. Specifically, if a contractor replaces, renovates, or installs polybutylene plumbing pipes in a home, homeowners can file a claim for personal injury and property damage. Simply put, if a contractor fails to install proper fire resistance, a homeowner can file a claim for those damages. Likewise, if damage is done to a home by a contractor and it is found to be the result of negligence on the part of the contractor, a lawsuit can be brought.
Yet another common reason to file a polybutylene lawsuit involves injuries or damage to a homeowner caused by water leakages in pipes made from polybutylene, either through no fault of their own or due to faulty installation practices. Unfortunately, often the cause of these leaks is poor maintenance practices, such as the use of outdated or improperly sized plastic resin in water supply piping. In order to avoid such problems, it is important to make sure your pipes are properly fitted for use with plastic resin. If they are not, you should always choose a company that uses only the highest quality resins available. Additionally, if you have any questions regarding the quality of plastic resin used in your pipes, it is best advised that you hire a reputable water supply plumbing company to carry out any necessary repairs.
In addition to water supply plumbing, polybutylene pipes are also often used in irrigation systems and sewage treatment plants. Although most people have heard of these pipes, many do not realize just how beneficial they can be. Not only do these pipes provide an extremely durable and waterproof barrier to prevent any water damage, but they also allow for proper sewage treatment, which is especially beneficial to those who suffer from certain types of diseases.