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Fiberglass and Your Home

Your home probably makes you feel safe and comfortable. It is your sanctuary and where you like to come home to at the end of the day. For most of us, it’s the only place we can relax. Sadly, your mattress can upset that wonderful paradise you’ve built. If fiberglass gets in your home it can turn your world upside down.

Fiberglass is small, almost invisible pieces of glass. There has been a recent trend of manufacturers using it as a fire retardant in mattresses. However, due to what we at Cueto Law believe to be design flaws, these mattresses are contaminating consumers’ homes. 

The most well-known case is Zinus mattresses made by Zinus LLC. Zinus mattresses have covers with zippers.  When consumers remove the cover it releases fiberglass into their homes.

While this is the most well-known case, Cueto Law has gotten reports of mattresses from many different brands contaminating our client’s homes. 

Regardless of what mattress brand brought fiberglass into your home, the results are the same.

What Happens if Fiberglass Contaminates My Home?

If fiberglass contaminates your home, it can turn your world upside down. Many of our clients have had to move out of their houses and find temporary living quarters.

Fiberglass will settle everywhere. Many people report that it looks like a layer of glitter on all their belongings. Couches, beds, and chairs are no longer restful places. It can even get into your HVAC system and circulate through your air. Click here to learn more.

In addition to being expensive, this can be a great challenge for families emotionally, as having to leave your home suddenly can cause a lot of stress and frustration in your life. It is never a good time to lose your relaxing sanctuary.

As if having to find another place to stay wasn’t enough, there are many costs associated with fiberglass contamination. Families have had to throw out or replace all soft belongings.

If your mattress has contaminated your home, make sure to keep track of all associated expenses. These can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Professional Cleaning
  • Replacing Soft Items 
    • Clothing
    • Bedding
    • Towels
    • Upholstered furniture 
    • Carpets and Rugs
    • Soft toys
    • And More
  • Temporary Housing
  • Vet Bills
  • And More

What are the Medical Concerns?

On top of the professional cleaners, you will also need to contact your doctor immediately after you’ve come into contact with fiberglass.

Prolonged exposure can lead to many many different medical problems, including 

  • 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.

Make sure your HVAC system is fiberglass-free to prevent further exposure.

After everything your family has been through, you deserve to seek justice.

At Cueto Law, we have been helping those whose homes were contaminated by fiberglass from mattresses from many different companies. We want to help you too.

Currently, we are in negotiations for a settlement with Zinus, Inc. Click here to learn more.

It is too early to know what the outcome of these talks will be. However, in the meantime, we are still accepting clients. Make sure to visit our website for more information or call us at 618-277-1554 for a free consultation. 

HVAC and Fiberglass

Do you enjoy being cool in the summer? Warm in the winter? Having proper ventilation? If that’s the case then your HVAC system is very important to you. Sadly, if your HVAC system becomes contaminated with fiberglass it might need to be replaced. 

There has been a recent trend in mattress manufacturing towards using fiberglass as a flame retardant. Fiberglass is small pieces of glass, which when released into the air, can look like little bits of glitter on everything you own.

Many consumers have been injured by what we at Cueto Law believe to be design flaws in these mattresses. The most well-known brand is Zinus, which our clients have complained contaminated their homes with fiberglass when they unzipped to wash it. 

However, we have also received complaints about many different mattress brands.

How does Fiberglass get in the HVAC?

Once it is released into someone’s home, the fiberglass becomes airborne and gets on all surfaces. It can wind up in your vents, getting pulled into your system.

This is highly problematic, as once the fiberglass is in your ventilation system, it can continue to circulate fiberglass into the air you and your family breathe. 

What Can I Do about it?

After their HVAC becomes contaminated, many of our clients have had to pay to have their HVACs cleaned or even replaced.

The cost of replacing the system averages $7,000 nationally, which is a burdensome cost. 

As if that wasn’t enough our clients have also experienced other bills associated with fiberglass including

  • Medical bills
  • Professional Cleaning
  • Replacing Soft Items 
    • Clothing
    • Bedding
    • Towels
    • Upholstered furniture 
    • Carpets and Rugs
    • Soft toys
    • And More
  • Temporary Housing
  • Vet Bills
  • And More

Keep records of all your expenses, if fiberglass contaminated your home.

What about health concerns?

Fiberglass can cause many medical problems. If you have come in contact with fiberglass, contact your doctor right away. 

For humans, common consequences can include:

  • 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

Make sure to also contact a professional to guarantee your HVAC system does not contain fiberglass, to reduce prolonged exposure.

At Cueto Law, we help clients, whose mattresses contaminated their homes. We want to help you too.

Currently, we are in negotiations for a settlement with Zinus, Inc. Click here to learn more. 

However, we also want to help you if a mattress from a different brand has injured you or your family. Please visit our website or call us at 618-277-1554 for a free consultation.

Pets and Fiberglass

Do you love your pets? Are your furry friends valuable members of your family? Of course, they are, because animals are wonderful. A pet owner’s job is to give their four-legged family members a safe place to live. However, sadly, many of our clients’ homes have been contaminated by fiberglass, which has affected their pets’ health.

Recently manufacturers have been using fiberglass as a component in mattresses because it makes a good fire retardant. This material can be hazardous to human and animal health, and sadly it has contaminated many consumers’ homes, due to what we believe to be design flaws in mattresses.

Fiberglass is small, almost invisible, pieces of glass. It might look like something sparkling is on all your possessions, including dog toys, cat scratchers, and all the soft places your furry family members sleep.

What are the health concerns?

Fiberglass can cause health problems for humans and animals. 

For humans, common consequences can include:

  • 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 your home is contaminated with fiberglass, contact your doctor immediately.

What about my pets and fiberglass?

For pets, health problems can include:

  • Skin Irritation
  • Itching
  • Hair Loss (from scratching)
  • Scabbing (from scratching)
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing/Wheezing
  • Gastrointestinal problems (if consumed)

Your vet might diagnose them with fiberglass dermatitis. Contact your veterinarian if you suspect your pet has come into contact with fiberglass.

What do I do about the Fiberglass?

As if the medical bills were not enough, it will not be safe for you and your family to return to your home until it has been thoroughly and thoroughly cleaned. Many of our clients have had to hire professional cleaners, replace their HVAC system, and throw out all soft belongings. 

If your home becomes contaminated, keep records of all your expenses. Common expenses include things like,

  • Medical bills
  • Professional Cleaning
  • Replacing Soft Items 
    • Clothing
    • Bedding
    • Towels
    • Upholstered furniture 
    • Carpets and Rugs
    • Soft toys
    • And More
  • Replacing HVAC Systems
  • Temporary Housing
  • Vet Bills
  • And More

This can be an emotional and difficult process, and sadly many of our clients have had their lives completely upended when their homes become contaminated.

If your mattress has contaminated your home with fiberglass, we at Cueto Law would like to help. 

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. 

Regardless of your mattress brand, we want to hear from you. Visit our website for more information and call our office at 618-277-1554 for a free consultation.

Your Mattress Can Ruin Precious Belongings

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 
    • Clothing
    • Bedding
    • Towels
    • 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.

Mattresses with Fiberglass

Your mattress is meant to be a place you can get a good night’s sleep. Sadly though some mattress manufacturers are creating mattresses with fiberglass and design flaws. 

Mattresses are often made with fiberglass, as it’s a great fire retardant. However, if the mattress is not designed properly the fiberglass can leak out, contaminating your home. 

Many consumers are reporting fiberglass contamination in their homes, and it often looks like sparkling glitter on surfaces. However, unlike glitter, fiberglass is not a sign of happy celebrations.

What is the danger of Fiberglass

Fiberglass is, much like it sounds, small almost invisible bits of glass. When released into the air of a family home, they can cause health problems for you, your family, and your pets.

Common damage Fiberglass causes include

  • 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.

To make matters worse, if fiberglass contaminates your home, you also have to worry about getting professional cleaning and possibly replacing your HVAC system. All of which is a burdensome expense. 

Affected consumers have to replace all soft surfaces in their homes, at great personal cost.

If your home is contaminated with fiberglass, make sure to speak to your doctor and keep track of all your related expenses including

  • Medical bills
  • Professional Cleaning
  • Replacing Soft Items 
    • Clothing
    • Bedding
    • Towels
    • Upholstered furniture 
    • Carpets and Rugs
    • Soft toys
    • And More
  • Replacing HVAC Systems
  • Temporary Housing
  • Vet Bills
  • And More

What Mattresses are made with Fiberglass?

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. 

If your home has been contaminated by fiberglass it could have come from your mattress, regardless of the brand. 

At Cueto Law, we are accepting clients who believe they have been harmed by fiberglass in a mattress of any brand. Please visit our website for more information and call us at 618-277-1554 to discuss your individual case.

School’s Responsibility around Bullying

Sending our kids to school is meant to be beneficial to them. On average our children spend just under 1,200 hours in school a year. They should be comfortable there if we expect them to learn.

However, many students face school bullying. To make matters worse, their teachers and school administrators might be indifferent to or even worsen their plight. 

Schools have certain legal responsibilities to their students and families, and if administrators and teachers fail to respond to school bullying in a prompt matter, that can be a form of discrimination.

What laws require schools to act?

There is no specific federal law in place that requires schools to respond to bullying. Nonetheless, as organizations that receive government funding, schools must comply with all federal civil rights laws. 

Under these federal civil law acts, your school has a responsibility to take action against bullying. These actions can include

  • Inquiries into individual incidents
  • Discussing how to deal with bullying with affected students
  • Checking in with students to make sure harassment has ended
  • Appropriate interventions to resolve hostile environments

If school administrators are neglecting to act or worsening hazing, bullying, or teasing in school, it is a form of discrimination. 

Especially, if the bullying is based on a student’s 

  • Race
  • Nation of Origin
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Disability
  • Religion

For more information please click here.

If your child’s school is not taking the required action to resolve your child’s problems, and their inaction is a result of your child’s race, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or religion, that can be a form of discrimination, putting them in violation of civil rights laws.

What do I do if my child is being discriminated against?

Cueto Law is currently engaged in a lawsuit against a school district in Illinois for neglecting to act and worsening the conditions of bullying in school.

Your child has a right to a non-hostile learning environment, and if school administration and teachers are failing to fulfill their responsibility to your child, it can be a form of discrimination.

Please visit our website and call us at 618-277-1554 to discuss your individual circumstances.

Facts about Fiberglass in Mattresses

People use mattresses as a place to rest and relax. Sadly, many families have had their lives upended after their Zinus mattress leaked fiberglass and contaminated their homes. 

Fiberglass is a common component of many mattresses. It acts as a fire retardant. However, Zinus LLC, a common bed-in-a-box mattress manufacturer, did not adequately warn their customers of the fiberglass inside their mattress and its problems with leaking and contamination. Additionally, we believe Zinus mattresses have a defective design which resulted in fiberglass contamination. 

When consumers removed the zippable mattress cover to wash it, fiberglass contaminated their homes. Sometimes fiberglass contamination occurred even if consumers did not remove the cover.

Fiberglass consists of small, almost invisible, pieces of glass. When released in the air of a family home, it can cause damage to the occupants of the home, their pets, and their property.

Common damage Fiberglass causes include

  • Rashes on skin
  • Eye irritation
  • Stomach problems
  • 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.

In addition to the medical concerns, families have also been burdened with expensive cleaning procedures, including replacing HVAC systems and throwing away all soft materials in their homes.

Expenses include

  • Medical bills
  • Professional Cleaning
  • Replacing Soft Items 
    • Clothing
    • Bedding
    • Towels
    • Upholstered furniture 
    • Carpets and Rugs
    • Soft toys
    • And More
  • Replacing HVAC Systems
  • Temporary Housing
  • Vet Bills
  • And More

If you have experienced fiberglass contamination

Companies other than Zinus have had issues with fiberglass. If your mattress released fiberglass into your home, contact your doctor if you feel ill, and save all invoices and receipts of your expenses. Contact Cueto Law at 618-227-1554  

At present Cueto Law is engaged in settlement talks with Zinus. Click here to learn more from madisonrecords.com

It is too early to know if these negotiations will be successful.  However, if you believe you or your family have been harmed by exposure to a Zinus mattress fiberglass contamination, please contact Cueto Law immediately.

What does “personal” injury mean?

The term “personal injury lawsuit” refers to a specific type of litigation where someone’s “person” was injured. This usually means a physical, bodily injury in addition to economic damages.

The law measures the damages you are entitled in different ways depending on the specifics of your case. Generally, you are entitled to things such as medical bills you incurred in the past and will incur in the future, pain you suffered in the past and will suffer in the future, and permanent changes to the way you live your life.

The most common type of personal injury case is a car accident, but this is far from the only one. People are hurt when buildings are unsafe, when products are designed poorly, when things aren’t properly maintained, when individuals don’t comply with the standard of care, etc. There are endless ways people can get hurt and therefore endless types of personal injury suits.

If you have been injured and think it might be someone else’s fault, let us know what happened. We might be able to help.

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