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Exposure to the Fiberglass in Zinus Mattresses Can Result in Gastrointestinal Problems

Posted on 23rd December, 2021

by Legal Staff

A health problem exposure to fiberglass in Zinus mattresses can lead to concerns gastrointestinal issues.

When glass fibers are released in the air, you will inevitably swallow a significant amount of them, which may lead to stomach irritation and other similar health problems.

While most people who are exposed to fiberglass experience respiratory problems and skin irritation, some of them may come to struggle with gastrointestinal problems as a result of ingesting fibers of glass. If you remove the outer cover of a Zinus mattress, a defective product, the inner layer will be exposed, which contains large amounts of fiberglass as a fire retardant.

Although the company insists that their products are safe and comply with government standards, numerous injured people have come forward over recent months, demanding financial compensation for the health problems they came to struggle with from the liable manufacturer.

When you swallow fiberglass, some of the particles will unavoidably become embedded in the lining of your stomach and the small intestine, which may cause severe irritation. Even though this health problem may solve itself over the course of several weeks, you should document it by visiting a medical specialist if you intend to join the class-action lawsuit against Zinus. The following are the gastrointestinal problems the ingestion of fiberglass can result in:

  • stomach irritation
  • bloating
  • small intestine irritation
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease

If you experienced any of these health problems, we strongly encourage you to see if you are eligible to join the lawsuit against Zinus, as you are most likely entitled to financial compensation. The money will come in handy if you had to hire a team of professionals to clean up the damage caused by fiberglass in your home. Unfortunately, removing fiberglass from a contaminated house is challenging and demanding even for experts, so it is quite expensive. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that the sum of money you will receive after joining the lawsuit will depend on the severity of your diagnosis, as well as on the extent of contamination with fiberglass that occurred in your home.

How Can Exposure to Fiberglass Cause Gastrointestinal Problems?

If you spend time in a room with fiberglass in the air, you will unavoidably ingest some particles when you breathe or talk, which may become embedded in the lining of your esophagus, stomach, or small intestine. There, fiberglass will cause inflammation and irritation, as it is a foreign object that your body will try to reject, which may, in turn, lead to gastrointestinal problems.

These problems may solve themselves within several days to several weeks. Still, it is a good idea to seek medical attention if you experience bothersome symptoms, as not only will this provide you with the treatment you need, but it will also help you document your injury, which is necessary if you intend to join the class action lawsuit against Zinus.

We Are Ready to Assist You with Filing Your Zinus Claim

In the unfortunate case that you were injured by the fiberglass in your Zinus mattress, we are here to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim with the negligent manufacturer. To see if you meet the criteria, all you have to do is give us a call, explain your situation, answer our questions, and send us evidence of you owning a Zinus mattress.

After a careful evaluation, our team of professionals will decide whether you are eligible. If you are, we will quickly put you in touch with a specialized lawyer who will help you proceed with the legal process. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to from Zinus if you decide to work with Atraxia Law.