The inhalation of fiberglass from mattresses can cause chronic breathing problems

By Michael Bartlett

Posted on May 05th, 2021

In addition to aggravating preexistent conditions such as asthma and bronchitis, the fiberglass released in the air by Ashley and Nectar mattresses can also lead to chronic respiratory problems. If you struggle with a chronic respiratory problem, you may be eligible for compensation.

By now, it is a known fact that it is a bad idea to remove the outer cover of an Ashley or Nectar mattress, as the inner layer that will be exposed contains fiberglass, which can greatly contaminate your house. Furthermore, one of the health problems exposure to fiberglass can lead to is chronic breathing problems, as some of the fibers of glass released into the air by a defective mattress are larger than normal and have rough edges, which is why they may become embedded in the tissue of your lungs and subsequently cause severe inflammation.

In turn, severe inflammation can lead to tissue scarring and, eventually, to a chronic breathing problem such as:

  • allergies
  • chronic sinusitis
  • asthma
  • chronic bronchitis

Some of the most common symptoms of these chronic breathing problems are nasal congestion, a runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, chest congestion, coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing and shallow breathing.

People who develop chronic breathing problems have to live with these health issues for the rest of their lives, as there is no cure, and the purpose of treatment is to keep the symptoms under control and alleviate them as much as possible.

For this reason, if you came to struggle with a chronic breathing problem after inhaling fiberglass from an Ashley or Nectar mattress, we strongly encourage you to take legal action against the culpable manufacturer.

How can the inhalation of fiberglass cause chronic breathing problems?

When fiberglass is released into the air, it will float into the atmosphere, which will inevitably lead to you breathing it in. Because fiberglass is very irritating to the lung tissue, it may cause respiratory problems that can become chronic, such as sinusitis or allergies, as the body will not be able to eliminate all shards of glass you inhaled. With a chronic breathing problem, there will usually be inflammation and irritation in the lungs.

If you notice symptoms such as a persistent cough, frequent sneezing, a runny nose, and shortness of breath, we advise you to seek medical attention, as you may have developed a chronic breathing problem and, if you intend to file a claim with Ashley or Nectar, you must provide our attorneys with evidence of your injury caused by the fiberglass in your mattress.

Our experienced attorneys will help you recover compensation if you were injured by fiberglass

With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation on behalf of victims of toxic exposure and defective products, our legal team is ready to help you as well if you developed a chronic breathing problem as a consequence of inhaling fiberglass from an Ashley or Nectar mattress. After thoroughly assessing your situation, we will prepare your lawsuit and gather the necessary evidence to support it.

The only documents you must send our legal experts are evidence of you owning a mattress with fiberglass and proof of related diagnosis, as the rest of the paperwork will be efficiently taken care of by our team for you.

Eventually, you will receive the maximum financial compensation you are eligible for from the liable manufacturer if you decide to work with our experienced law firm.