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Exposure to Fiberglass from Zinus Mattresses Can Lead to Serious Eye Injuries

Posted on 23rd December, 2021

by Legal Staff

Another injury that can be caused by exposure to the fiberglass in Zinus mattresses concerns the eyes. If you sleep on a Zinus mattress whose outer cover was removed for washing, you may wake up with fibers of glass in your eye, which can lead to serious and even permanent injuries.

For this reason, you may be entitled to compensation if you decide to take legal action.

Coming in contact with fiberglass that contaminates the air in a room will most likely result in eye irritation. Still, if your exposure is more serious, you may end up with large fibers of glass in your eye, which may cause serious injuries. If you feel a burning sensation in your eye following exposure to the fiberglass in a Zinus mattress, you need to seek medical attention as soon as possible and avoid rubbing your eye, as this can result in the fibers of glass further penetrating your eyeball.

If you rub or scratch your eye, glass fibers could damage the cornea. Furthermore, it would be best if you never attempted to remove the glass fibers from your eye with brushes, tweezers, or blades, as this is a hazardous process, and only a trained medical professional can carry it out safely. The following are the eye injuries that can stem from exposure to fiberglass:

  • corneal abrasion
  • eye swelling
  • subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • traumatic iritis
  • lacerations to the eyelids
  • lacerations to the cornea
  • acute hyphema
  • foreign bodies in the eye
  • punctured eyeball

Depending on how severe your exposure to fiberglass was, it may or may not cause permanent eye damage. However, if you experienced severe eye damage following exposure to fiberglass from a Zinus mattress, we strongly encourage you to join the class-action lawsuit currently awaiting the approval of class certification against the company. We will help you find out whether you are eligible to file a claim with Zinus to recover the financial compensation you may be entitled to.

How Does Eye Injury Occur Following Exposure to Fiberglass from a Zinus Mattress?

When glass fibers are released in the air of a room by a Zinus mattress, they will continue lingering in the atmosphere, which will unavoidably lead to some of them reaching your eyes. If there is a lot of ventilation in that room, the damage may be greater, as the larger glass fibers will float in the air and may subsequently become embedded in your eye.

In the regrettable event that you removed the outer cover of a Zinus mattress and released fiberglass in your room, you should not use that room until a team of professionals clean it up for you. Additionally, if your entire house became contaminated with fiberglass, which can happen very easily, you will need to find a place to stay while the team of professionals is removing the fiberglass from your home, as the process is very demanding and challenging and may take up to several days to complete.

File a Zinus Claim with the Assistance of Our Team of Professionals

Our team of experts specializes in assessing personal injury and product liability claims and will gladly help you find out whether you are entitled to compensation from Zinus if the fiberglass in their mattresses injured you. To begin the process, you just have to give us a phone call, describe your situation, answer our questions, and send us proof that you own a Zinus mattress.

Following a careful evaluation of your situation, you will know for sure whether you can file a claim with the company. If you can, our experts will promptly recommend a top-notch attorney to help you proceed with the legal process. In the end, you will benefit from the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.