Does your child have a special toy that means the world to them? Is it soft? Can they not sleep without it? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to go check the components of your mattress because fiberglass could contaminate your home ruining precious belongings.
Fiberglass is a common component in mattresses these days, due to its fire-retardant properties. However, many consumers’ homes become contaminated with fiberglass, due to what we believe to be design flaws.
Fiberglass is small pieces of glass that are almost invisible to the naked eye. It might look like glitter covering your home and belongings, including your child’s favorite toys.
What are the health concerns?
Exposure to fiberglass can be hazardous to your health.
Common damage Fiberglass causes includes:
- Rashes on skin
- Eye irritation
- Soreness of the nose and throat
- Stomach irritation
- Bronchitis and Asthma from long term exposure
For more information on fiberglass from Illinois state please click here.
If fiberglass has been released into your home, contact your doctor immediately.
How Do I Get Rid of It?
Once fiberglass is in your home, it is very difficult to get rid of. Expensive professional cleaners have to be hired, belongings have to be thrown out, and sometimes HVAC systems even need to be replaced.
If your home becomes contaminated, keep records of all your expenses. Common expenses include things like,
- Medical bills
- Professional Cleaning
- Replacing Soft Items
- Upholstered furniture
- Carpets and Rugs
- Soft toys
- And More
- Replacing HVAC Systems
- Temporary Housing
- Vet Bills
- And More
Sadly many of our clients have had to throw out their precious belongings, including toys and blankets loved by children, uprooting their lives and causing great distress, all because of their mattresses.
How Can I get Justice for my Family?
If your home has been contaminated with fiberglass from your mattress, you have several legal options.
The most well-known mattress made with fiberglass is from Zinus, Inc. Cueto Law is currently engaged in settlement talks with Zinus. Click here to learn more.
However, at Cueto Law, we have received complaints from clients about mattresses from all different kinds of brands, not just Zinus.
We are here to help you explore your legal options, regardless of the mattress brand.
Cueto Law is accepting clients who have been harmed by Zinus mattresses or a mattress of any brand. Call our offices at 618-277-1554 and visit our website for more information.