Exposure to fiberglass from Zinus mattresses can lead to serious eye injuries

By Shaniqua Williams

Posted on May 04th, 2021

Another injury that can be caused by exposure to the fiberglass in Zinus mattresses concerns the eyes. If you sleep on a Zinus mattress 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. For this reason, you may be entitled to compensation.

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 Zinus 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 a Zinus mattress, we strongly encourage you to join the class-action lawsuit currently awaiting the approval of class certification against the 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 Zinus mattress, they might also be eligible for compensation, and they can also join the lawsuit.

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

When glass fibers are released in the air of a room by a Zinus 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 a Zinus 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.

Join the class-action lawsuit against Zinus with the help of our skillful attorneys

If the fiberglass injured you in a Zinus mattress, our legal team would help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to from the manufacturer. We will assist you in joining the class-action lawsuit that is currently pending against Zinus, 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 with our assistance, free of charge, unless we recover money for you, as we work on a contingency fee basis.