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Can Zinus Mattresses Leak Fiberglass Through the Cover?

Posted on 23rd December, 2021

by Legal Staff

While most people know by now that unzipping a Zinus mattress can easily lead to serious injuries caused by the fiberglass in it, as well as to severe home contamination, what few are aware of is that they can be exposed to fiberglass even if they have not taken the cover of their mattress off.

Although the majority who experienced severe injuries have removed the cover of the product, it is important to know that one can be injured by fiberglass even if the cover was not unzipped.

However, this usually takes place within several years of purchasing the mattress, as wear and tear, as well as friction, cause the inner layer of fiberglass to come closer and closer to the surface of the product. As a result, you can be injured by the shards of glass that have reached the surface of the mattress while you are sleeping.

The Injuries You Can Sustain If Fiberglass Is Leaking from Your Zinus Mattress

Most injuries that occur this way concern the skin and include skin itchiness, skin rashes, dermatitis, skin lacerations, skin irritation, fibers of glass embedded in the skin, and skin inflammation. Nevertheless, if there are rips, tears, or holes in the mattress, a significantly larger amount of fiberglass can escape the product, which may cause more serious damage to your health, including:

Unfortunately, if your Zinus mattress is in poor condition, it can leak enough fiberglass to contaminate your bedroom and subsequently your entire house, which will impoverish you even more, as you will have to pay for the treatment of your injuries and also for the cleanup of your home. It is worthy of note that the issue of fiberglass escaping a mattress even if you have not taken off the cover can happen in the case of other brands of memory foam mattresses as well if they contain this dangerous material, whether they have a zipper on the cover or not.

Some People Have Been Dealing with Skin Problems and Allergies for Years Before Discovering the Culprit

Since our team of professionals has been evaluating a lot of potential Zinus claims, we have heard the stories of numerous clients who had not realized that their skin rashes, sneezing, and skin itching were, in fact, the consequence of sleeping on a Zinus mattress that was releasing fiberglass through the cover. For 2 years, a family from Maryland that owned four Zinus mattresses had been dealing with these unpleasant symptoms without knowing their cause. Some days, the husband would wake up with a rash on his face, while his brother would also experience symptoms related to fiberglass exposure. At the moment, they are awaiting the approval of the claim that they filed with the company. If fiberglass contamination from a Zinus mattress left you with no belongings, you can request donations by filling out the form on our Zinus Help page.

The fact that fiberglass can injure you even if you do not unzip the cover of a Zinus mattress should make you realize how dangerous products that contain it can be. Furthermore, people who sleep on Zinus mattresses can experience injuries when the product is covered with another layer of fabric as well, according to the testimonies of our clients. To make matters worse, we have had cases in which new Zinus mattresses began leaking fiberglass or in which the Zinus mattress has arrived at the door of consumers already covered in tiny fibers of glass. Therefore, if you have a Zinus mattress, it is crucial to pay close attention to what condition it is in, to cover it in as many layers of thick fabric or plastic as possible if you cannot afford to buy a new one, and to inspect it regularly by using a flashlight, as the fibers of glass will shine and sparkle in a powerful light.

Our Team of Experts Will Help You File a Zinus Claim

If the fiberglass in your Zinus mattress has injured you or has caused home contamination, we encourage you to contact Atraxia Law. We have the necessary resources to evaluate your case so as to determine whether you are eligible to file a claim with the company. All you have to do if you intend to file a claim is call us, describe your circumstances, and send us proof that you own a defective Zinus mattress.

After we thoroughly assess your situation, you will know with certainty whether you qualify for compensation. If you do, we will quickly guide you toward a lawyer who specializes in these cases who will further help you along the legal process. In the end, you will benefit from the financial compensation you are entitled to, which will help you with your medical expenses and with the cleanup of your home.