Eye injuries – toxic mattresses claims

One of the most serious injuries exposure to the fiberglass in a mattress a person can experience concerns the eyes. Because some of the shards of glass inside the mattress are very sharp, they can easily become embedded in the eye tissue, leading to severe injuries that can affect vision. Sometimes, the person exposed to fiberglass suffers eye injuries that are permanent and take a heavy toll on how they see. In the best-case scenario, one would only experience irritation of the eyes due to fiberglass exposure if no shard of glass becomes stuck to their eye tissue. People exposed to the fiberglass in a Nectar or Ashley Furniture mattress who have eye problems should seek medical attention immediately and never try to remove the shards of glass themselves, as this will do more harm than good. Lastly, if your eyes were damaged by the fiberglass in a mattress, we encourage you to reach out, as we specialize in product liability and will help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to from the responsible company.

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The eye injuries fiberglass exposure can lead to might be permanent

If you sleep on a Nectar or Ashley Furniture mattress that is leaking fiberglass or spend time in a room where there is fiberglass in the air, tiny shards of glass might come into contact with your eyes, causing irritation. However, keep in mind that this is the best-case scenario, as in severe cases, bigger and sharper pieces of glass might become embedded in one of your eyes, requiring immediate medical assistance. If you are in the latter situation, you must never attempt to take out the glass from your eye with blades, tweezers, or brushes, as this will cause more harm than good. Only medical professionals can treat eye injuries caused by fiberglass correctly and safely.

Furthermore, if you have a burning sensation in your eye after exposure to the fiberglass from a mattress, you also need to go to the emergency room and avoid rubbing your eye, as this can cause the fibers of glass to further injure your eyeball. Rubbing or scratching your eye might cause the fiberglass to damage the cornea. These are the eye injuries exposure to the fiberglass in a Nectar of Ashley Furniture mattress can cause:

  • corneal abrasion
  • eye swelling
  • subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • traumatic iritis
  • lacerations to the eyelids
  • lacerations to the cornea
  • acute hyphema
  • foreign bodies in the eye
  • punctured eyeball

Even if your eye injury was mild, we still advise you to file a claim with Nectar or Ashley Furniture, as they failed to warn consumers of the dangers of fiberglass exposure, and those injured are thereby entitled to financial compensation. Not only will the money we will help you obtain cover your medical expenses, but the mere act of filing a claim will hold the manufacturer responsible and hopefully deter it from releasing defective products on the market.

How exposure to fiberglass from a mattress causes eye injuries

After you remove the outer cover of a Nectar of Ashley Furniture mattress, the layer of fiberglass will be exposed. With the slightest disturbance, it will release fiberglass into the air. The particles of glass will linger in the atmosphere, and if you spend time in that room, some will unavoidably reach your eyes. If there is plenty of ventilation in that room, the danger of experiencing a more serious eye injury is greater, as the bigger shards of glass will also float in the air and might become embedded in your eye tissue.

To protect your injured eye until you receive the medical care you need, you will have to cover the eye with a hollow cup and tape it in place. This rule applies to any foreign object that became embedded in your eye. Do not try to pull the shards of glass out or to flush it out. It is also important to keep in mind that not all hospitals offer emergency care for eye trauma, so it would be ideal if you could call ahead to make sure the one you intend to go to provides it.

Our attorneys will offer you superior legal assistance if you were injured by the fiberglass in a mattress

In the unfortunate event that you were exposed to fiberglass from a defective mattress and experienced injuries, you should give our legal team a call, as you are most likely eligible to file a toxic mattress claim with the responsible manufacturer. After you call our legal staff, you just have to describe your situation, answer our questions, and provide our experts with evidence that you own a Nectar or Ashley Furniture mattress with fiberglass.

Our lawyers will carefully review your circumstances to determine whether you meet all the eligibility criteria. We will quickly begin preparing your toxic mattress claim for submission if you do. Until resolution, you can go on as usual with your life, as we will take care of the most difficult aspects of the legal process on your behalf so that you can attend to more urgent issues such as your health or home contamination. Eventually, you will receive the money you are entitled to.