Dermatitis – toxic mattresses claims

When the skin comes in contact with irritating agents, such as fiberglass, allergic contact dermatitis might occur. 1 in 5 people will develop allergic contact dermatitis upon exposure to agents such as fiberglass. Because fiberglass is also extensively used by industrial workers to carry out various tasks or manufacture certain products, over 84,000 employees are diagnosed with occupational dermatitis every year. Regardless of the type, dermatitis has approximately the same symptoms, including skin redness, itching, ulcerations, and a burning sensation. If you were misled by the outer cover zipper of your mattress, took it off, and were exposed to fiberglass, which resulted in dermatitis, you might be eligible for compensation from the negligent manufacturer. More specifically, people who own a Nectar or Asley Furniture mattress with fiberglass should pay close attention to the product. If you have dermatitis due to exposure to fiberglass from a mattress, do not hesitate to contact our law firm to recover the money you are entitled to.

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Fiberglass dermatitis is one of the most common injuries caused by exposure to the irritant

When dermatitis is the consequence of exposure to fiberglass, it is known as fiberglass dermatitis. It is a type of irritant contact dermatitis that develops due to the penetration of the outermost layer of the skin by tiny shards of fiberglass. Nonetheless, a person can also develop allergic contact dermatitis because of exposure to the fiberglass in a Nectar or Ashley Furniture mattress.

In general, fiberglass dermatitis is acute, with the patient experiencing serious and unpleasant symptoms. Fiberglass dermatitis mostly affects the face, the neck, the forearms, and the hands. The wrists may be particularly affected by it, as there is increased fiber accumulation and sweat and friction in those areas, which lead to severe irritation.

A very common way the family members of people who have fiberglass dermatitis can contract it is by coming in contact with their clothes, on which there are shards of glass. The most usual symptoms of fiberglass dermatitis are the following:

  • papules, vesicles, and excoriations
  • follicular rash
  • redness of the skin
  • scale, lichenification, and desquamation
  • itching
  • ulcerations, fissures, and a burning sensation

The severity of fiberglass dermatitis depends on multiple aspects, such as how deeply the fibers have penetrated the skin, temperature and humidity, the diameter of the fiber, and the length of the fiber. Diagnosing fiberglass dermatitis is usually a very easy process. It can be done by using adhesive tape that will be put on the skin and subsequently examined under the microscope for fiberglass. In many cases, people who struggle with fiberglass dermatitis might also have a sore throat, burning eyes, and a persistent cough.

People who sleep on memory foam mattresses can easily develop fiberglass dermatitis

Unsettlingly, you do not always have to remove the cover of a mattress that has fiberglass as a fire retardant to develop fiberglass dermatitis. If the mattress is damaged by wear and tear, the first layer will come closer and closer to the inner layer, which contains fiberglass. This way, the shards of glass can irritate your skin while you are sleeping and even cut your skin or become embedded in your skin overnight. However, if you remove the outer cover of a Nectar or Ashley Furniture mattress and fiberglass contaminated the room, your chances of developing fiberglass dermatitis increase significantly if you continue to use the mattress.

If you develop fiberglass dermatitis, you will notice a skin rash that gets worse with each passing week. Therefore, it is essential to inspect your mattress for fiberglass and, if it contains it, you should replace it immediately to avoid injury. Luckily, fiberglass dermatitis is temporary and will not cause severe damage to your skin if you get treatment right after you notice the symptoms. Nevertheless, if you fail to notice the signs, do not get timely and proper medical care, and your exposure to fiberglass continues, the symptoms will keep developing, and the condition will aggravate.

Our law firm will offer you superior legal assistance if you were injured by a mattress with fiberglass

Hundreds of people were misled by the presence of the zipper on the cover of a fiberglass mattress, so they removed it, which resulted in injuries and property damage. If you are among these people, you should take action and file a claim with the responsible manufacturer, as not only will this provide you with money to afford treatment, but it will also keep the company liable for negligence. To initiate the legal process, you just have to describe your situation and send us proof that you own a defective mattress after you call our legal staff.

Once they have all the necessary documents from you, our attorneys will carefully examine your case to decide whether you qualify for filing a toxic mattress claim. If you do, they will quickly begin working on it to prepare it for submission. Until resolution, you can freely carry on with your life, as we take it upon ourselves to take care of the most challenging aspects of the legal process for you. In the meantime, you can take care of your injuries or property damage. Eventually, we will present you with the sum of money you deserve from the liable company.