Zinus, Inc. mattresses utilize fiberglass as a flame retardant. However, the glass fibers may be released into the air when removing the mattress cover and can spread, covering everything nearby and potentially causing a variety of injuries as well as thousands of dollars in property damage.
If you or a loved one owned a Zinus mattress, you may be able to pursue compensation through a Zinus lawsuit.
Breaking News: Glass Fibers in Zinus Mattresses Can Spread and Cause Injury
Mattresses made by Zinus contain a fiberglass sheet that’s been linked to both serious injuries and extensive property damage. If the removable cover is taken off, these glass fibers can break and seep out of the mattress, covering the surrounding area before being dispersed in the air and spread throughout the home, according to lawsuits filed against the company.
Does My Zinus Mattress Contain Fiberglass?
Zinus mattresses contain fiberglass sleeves in the inner layer of the product, under the removable mattress cover. Removing the mattress cover, however, may release glass fibers into the surrounding area, exposing you, your family, your pets, and your belongings to fiberglass in the process.
Families exposed to these glass fibers have suffered a range of adverse health effects. Some people even needed surgery to remove the fibers from their skin. On average, families impacted by Zinus fiberglass contamination spent $15,000 to have all of the glass fibers removed from their homes.
Learn More About Your Options
If you owned a Zinus mattress, an experienced product liability lawyer with Sokolove Law can help you understand your legal options.
Why Is Fiberglass Used in Mattresses?
Federal law requires that all mattress manufacturers use some kind of flame-resistant or fire-retardant material in their products. More affordable “bed-in-a-box” mattresses made by companies like Zinus meet this requirement by using fiberglass as an inexpensive flame-retardant alternative.
What many may not realize, however, is that glass fibers from these mattresses can potentially be released if the mattress cover is removed.
Once in the environment, these tiny glass fibers can travel throughout the home, especially via air conditioning and heating systems, and become attached or embedded in anything they come into contact with. This includes clothing, furniture, electronics, drywall, flooring, skin, and more.
Worse, these dangerous glass fibers are typically not visible to the naked eye, which makes it easier for people to be exposed without realizing it.
Dangers and Health Risks of Fiberglass Exposure
In addition to the property damage potentially caused by fiberglass contamination, exposure to the glass fibers in Zinus mattresses can result in many serious, potentially life-threatening injuries that may require medical attention.
Health issues related to fiberglass exposure can include:
- Coughing and trouble breathing
- Eye and skin irritation
- Lung damage
- Stomach irritation if the fibers are swallowed
- Upper respiratory tract irritation, including soreness in the nose and throat
If you experienced any of these injuries after being exposed to glass fibers in a Zinus mattress, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact Sokolove Law today to learn more.
Who’s Eligible to File a Zinus Lawsuit?
You may be eligible to file a Zinus fiberglass mattress lawsuit if you or a loved one own or have owned a Zinus brand mattress.
Not sure if you have a case? Get a free case review or call (800) 995-1212 to learn more about your options. We’ll review the details of your case and let you know if you may be eligible to take legal action.
How to File a Zinus Fiberglass Mattress Lawsuit
The idea of pursuing a Zinus fiberglass lawsuit can feel overwhelming if you haven’t taken legal action before, particularly if you are suffering from the side effects of fiberglass contamination.
If you work with Sokolove Law, we can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your family’s health and safety during this difficult time.
Though every case is different, the legal process generally involves your lawyers and legal team:
- Determining your eligibility to take legal action
- Gathering the evidence needed to prove your claim
- Filing a lawsuit against Zinus on your behalf
- Pursuing compensation through a Zinus lawsuit settlement or verdict
Zinus Fiberglass Lawsuit Settlements and Verdicts
Litigation concerning fiberglass in Zinus mattresses is still pending. As of September 2, 2021, no cases have settled.
Depending on how a case progresses, compensation from a potential Zinus lawsuit may be secured in one of two forms:
- Zinus lawsuit settlements: Generally speaking, a Zinus fiberglass mattress settlement could occur if both the plaintiff and defendant(s) agree on terms to resolve the legal dispute, without the case going to trial.
- Jury verdicts: If a Zinus settlement isn’t reached, the case may go to trial, where a judge and jury can hear the case and render a verdict that determines how much, if any, compensation may be awarded.
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You may be eligible for compensation. We may be able to help.
Finding a Zinus Mattress Lawsuit Attorney
Working with an experienced lawyer can make all the difference in a legal case — but not all lawyers can offer you the same advantages. Working with Sokolove Law lawyers has many benefits.
To find the right team for your case, be sure to look for a law firm that can offer you:
- Free Legal Evaluations: We can review the details of your case and see if we may be able to help you take legal action with a free, no-obligation case review.
- Decades of Experience: Sokolove Law has been helping clients hurt by defective products hold the companies that harmed them accountable for over 40 years.
- Representation Nationwide: As a national law firm, Sokolove Law has the resources and reach needed to help clients across the country seek justice and compensation for their injuries.
- A Track Record of Success: This isn’t our first time handling cases like this. In fact, we’ve recovered over $1.2 Billion on behalf of clients who have been injured by dangerous products or drugs.
- No Out-of-Pocket Fees: Attorneys with Sokolove Law work on a contingency basis, which means you won’t have to pay anything upfront to work with us.
Get Help Filing a Zinus Fiberglass Mattress Lawsuit
If you or a loved one had a Zinus fiberglass mattress, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and property damage — and Sokolove Law may be able to help.
Over the last 40+ years, our product liability attorneys have recovered over $1.2 Billion for clients across the country harmed by dangerous products and drugs.
Zinus Fiberglass Lawsuit FAQs
Is Zinus being sued?
Yes, product liability and class action lawsuits have been filed against the Zinus company as well as multiple Zinus retailers (like Amazon, Target, Walmart, eBay, and Wayfair) over personal injuries and property damage caused by the fiberglass in Zinus mattresses.
These glass fibers can spread when the mattress cover is removed and coat the surrounding area, potentially causing serious injuries and property damage.
Contact Sokolove Law today to learn more about your options.
Can I file a lawsuit against Zinus?
If you have or had a Zinus mattress, you may be able to pursue compensation through a Zinus fiberglass mattress lawsuit. See if you have a case today.
How long do I have to file a Zinus fiberglass lawsuit?
You only have a limited amount of time to take legal action, which makes it important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Each state has laws called the statutes of limitations that restrict how long you have to file a lawsuit against Zinus for your injuries or property damage. Once this deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to take action again.
Does my Zinus mattress have fiberglass in it?
Yes — all Zinus-brand mattresses use fiberglass sleeves. Unfortunately, the fiberglass may be released into the air if you take off the mattress’s removable outer cover, and the glass fibers can contaminate your home. This can potentially cause harm to the people and animals exposed as well as damage to personal property.
If you’ve owned a Zinus mattress, you may be able to pursue compensation. Learn more about your legal options today.
Do mattresses have fiberglass in them?
Because federal law requires mattresses to contain some kind of flame retardant, many mattress companies utilize fiberglass because of its affordability compared to other flame-retardant materials. All Zinus mattresses, for instance, have fiberglass sleeves in them.
Is fiberglass bad in mattresses?
Potentially, yes. If the fiberglass is not properly contained within the mattress or by the protective mattress cover, then glass fibers can spread throughout the home. Loose fiberglass particles can potentially cause a variety of health problems and damage the property it comes into contact with.
Why is fiberglass bad for you?
Exposure to the glass fibers in Zinus mattress materials can lead to a variety of health risks, particularly after prolonged exposure. The main component of these tiny fibers is glass, which can cause irritation and rashes in the skin, stomach pain when swallowed, difficulty breathing and lung damage when inhaled, and more.
In addition to the potential health risks for you and your family members, fiberglass contamination can also cause thousands of dollars in property damage.