Recent studies have revealed a link between the use of certain hair relaxers and an increased risk of developing uterine cancer. For those who have developed uterine cancer after using certain hair relaxers, it may be possible to pursue free legal representation through a hair relaxer lawsuit. In this article, we will provide an overview of the link between hair relaxer use and uterine cancer as well as information on how to pursue a hair relaxer lawsuit. See if you qualify below in under 30 seconds!
What is Uterine Cancer?
Uterine cancer, also known as endometrial cancer, is a type of cancer that forms in the uterus. It is most commonly found in women over the age of 50, but can occur in younger women as well. Symptoms of uterine cancer include:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Watery or bloody discharge
- Pelvic pain and pressure
- Frequent urination
- Feeling bloated
- Pain in the lower abdomen
The Link Between Hair Relaxer Use and Uterine Cancer
A hair relaxer is a type of chemical product used to straighten and make coarse or curly hair more manageable. It contains chemicals such as lye, formaldehyde, benzene, sodium hydroxide, thioglycolic acid, toluene, and guanidine carbonate which work to break down the bonds in the hair shaft.
In recent years, studies have revealed a link between certain hair relaxers and an increased risk of developing uterine cancer. The chemicals found in some hair relaxers can be absorbed into the skin, and over time this exposure may cause changes to the cells of the uterus, leading to cancerous growths.
Formaldehyde and benzene, both hazardous carcinogens, have generated evidence of an elevated risk for uterine cancer. Toluene, a solvent found in many household items such as hair straightening products remains unclassified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC); however animal studies display that it may lead to reproductive toxicity.
In addition, some hair relaxers contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals which can disrupt the body’s natural hormone balance, leading to an increased risk of cancer.
Filing a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has developed uterine cancer after using certain hair relaxers, it may be possible to pursue free legal representation through a hair relaxer lawsuit. An experienced lawyer can help you identify the types of hair relaxers that may have caused your cancer, review relevant scientific studies and medical literature, and assess the strength of your case.
Who May Be Eligible for Free Legal Representation in a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit?
In order to determine eligibility, you should speak with an experienced hair relaxer lawyer who can review the facts of your case and determine whether your medical history and use of hair relaxers may qualify as evidence for a hair relaxer lawsuit. Your lawyer will be able to discuss with you the best course of action and provide you with additional information about filing a hair relaxer lawsuit.
Factors that may be taken into consideration when determining eligibility include:
- The type of hair relaxer used
- When the hair relaxer was used (e.g., frequency and duration of use)
- Your medical history
- Whether you were exposed to other potential carcinogenic/toxic substances
- Your age and any other applicable risk factors
Contact an Experienced Hair Relaxer Lawyer To Explore Your Legal Options
Don’t let hair relaxer use cause you undue harm. If you or a loved one has developed uterine cancer after using certain hair relaxers, contact an experienced lawyer to explore your legal options. An experienced hair relaxer lawyer can review the facts of your case and assess the strength of your claim to determine if you are eligible for compensation through a hair relaxer lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights. Let’s fight for justice together.