Exposure to fiberglass from a mattress can lead to serious eye injuries

By Michael Bartlett

Posted on May 04th, 2021

Another injury that can be caused by exposure to the fiberglass in Ashley and Nectar mattresses concerns the eyes. If you sleep on one of these mattresses, 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.

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 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 or conjunctiva
  • lacerations to the cornea and the sclera
  • 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 an Ashley or Nectar mattress, we strongly encourage you to take legal action against the responsible company.

We will make the legal process as easy as possible for you, as our resourceful legal team will take care of most of the necessary documents that must accompany your lawsuit on your behalf. If one of your family members was also injured by the fiberglass in your mattress, they might also be eligible for compensation. You can file a claim with Ashley or Nectar if one of their mattresses injured you.

How does eye injury occur following exposure to fiberglass from a mattress?

When glass fibers are released into the air of a room by a 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 an Ashley or Nectar 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.

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

If the fiberglass in an Ashley or Nectar mattress injured you, our legal team would help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to from the manufacturer. We will assist you in filing a claim with Ashley or Nectar, which will result in the maximum sum of money you are eligible for if one or both of your eyes were injured by the fibers of glass in your mattress.

For over 25 years, we have been providing people injured by toxic exposure and defective products with quality legal assistance and are bound to do the same for you. Eventually, you will obtain the most favorable outcome for your case if you decide to file your lawsuit or claim with our assistance, which is free of charge unless we recover money for you, as we work on a contingency fee basis.