If you live in a home which is a new construction, have the drywall checked for arsenic or chemical poisoning. There are people in South Florida complaining about how they and their families are becoming ill from the drywall. The drywall was imported to our country from China. At least that is what I heard on the radio yesterday. Please check the following links:
Chinese drywall could be poisoning American Homes
Chinese drywall turns couple's dream home into nightmare
If I found myself in that situation, the first thing I would do would be to buy a good tent and move my family out of the house and into the tent. Especially if I could not afford to abandon the house. One lady was saying that she felt so guilty that her child was sick and that she was staying in the house.
Staying in the house must have been the advice she got from someone giving her legal counsel. It's as if she were on a sinking ship, and someone said they were going to get her a gold life jacket. It may be made of gold, but out in the ocean, gold sinks. And gold is worth nothing when you are drowning! The damage being done to your family may be irreparable. Meaning no money can repair it!
She needs to exercise common sense and wisdom. Open the windows! Get your family out. Your family's health is worth more than any money you could ever get back from the builders. In fact, your family is your future. Any damage done to your family, is damage you will have to live with for years to come. What worse damage can be done that once you know how to solve a problem you do not do it?