Exposure to the fiberglass in a mattress can result in gastrointestinal problems

By Treven Pyles

Posted on May 05th, 2021

Another health problem exposure to fiberglass in an Ashley or Nectar mattress can lead to concerns gastrointestinal issues. When glass fibers are released into 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 an Ashley or Nectar mattress, the inner layer will be exposed, which contains large amounts of fiberglass as a fire retardant.

Although the companies insist 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 file a claim with Ashley or Nectar. 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 take legal action, as you are entitled to financial compensation, which 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.

However, the sum of money you will recover from the liable manufacturer will help you afford it. In addition, our attorneys will provide you with quality legal assistance if you were injured by the fiberglass in a defective mattress so that you can benefit from the maximum compensation you are eligible for.

The sum of money you will receive following the filing of 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 file a claim with Ashley or Nectar.

We will assist you in recovering financial compensation for your fiberglass injuries

Since 1990, our legal team has provided quality legal assistance to people injured by toxic exposure and defective products. Therefore, it is bound to offer you the services you need to file a claim with Ashley or Nectar if one of their mattresses injured you. We will carefully assess your situation and, subsequently, begin preparing your case.

The documents you will need to send our legal experts are proof of you owning a mattress with fiberglass and evidence of related injury and/or property damage caused by fiberglass. Medical records can be used as proof of injury due to fiberglass exposure and photos or videos can stand as evidence of property damage.

Still, your involvement in the legal process will be minimal. You will eventually recover the maximum compensation available for your injury from the liable company if you choose to work with our experienced law firm.