For decades, African American women have used chemical hair relaxers to achieve straight hair. But in recent years, health concerns associated with these products have arisen, leading to one of the most high-profile legal battles of our time: the hair relaxer breast cancer lawsuit. In this blog post, we’ll explore the history of the lawsuit and what it means for the future of the chemical relaxer industry. From its origins in 1977 to its present-day implications, learn why this case is so important and what you can do to stay informed on it.
Our Hair Relaxer Breast Cancer Lawsuit Consultation
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer after using a hair relaxer, you may be eligible for compensation. Our experienced attorney can review your case and determine if you have a valid claim.
During our consultation, we will discuss:
• Your diagnosis and medical history
• The type of hair relaxer you used
• How long you used the hair relaxer
• Any other risk factors for breast cancer
Based on this information, we will be able to tell you if you have a strong case and whether or not we recommend pursuing a lawsuit. If we do move forward with your case, we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
What is a hair relaxer?
A hair relaxer, also called a perm, is a chemical treatment that straightens curly or wavy hair. The active ingredient in most relaxers is sodium hydroxide, also known as lye. Some relaxers also contain thioglycolic acid or calcium hydroxide.
Relaxers have been linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer. A study published in the International Journal of Cancer found that women who used relaxers had a 50% higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who did not use them. The study’s authors suggested that the chemicals in relaxers may damage the DNA of cells in the breast, which can lead to cancer.
If you are considering using a hair relaxer, it is important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits. You should also be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and avoid getting the chemicals on your skin or eyes.
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops from breast tissue. Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple, or a red scaly patch of skin. In men, breast cancer may cause chest pain, discharge from the nipple, or a lump in the breast. Breast cancer is diagnosed by mammography or biopsy. Treatment of breast cancer may involve surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or a combination of these.
The connection between hair relaxers and breast cancer
There is a possible connection between hair relaxers and breast cancer. A study published in the International Journal of Cancer found that women who used hair relaxers had a higher risk of developing breast cancer. The study looked at data from over 4,000 African-American women and found that those who used hair relaxers had a 50% higher risk of developing breast cancer than those who did not use them.
While this study does not prove that hair relaxers cause breast cancer, it does suggest that there may be a link between the two. If you are concerned about this possible connection, you should talk to your doctor.
In October 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, McNeil-PPC, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that the companies knew or should have known that their hair relaxers could cause breast cancer, but failed to warn consumers of this potential risk.
The lawsuit was filed by four women who all developed breast cancer after using hair relaxers. The plaintiffs allege that the companies knew or should have known of the potential link between hair relaxers and breast cancer, but failed to warn consumers of this risk. They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages for themselves and other similarly situated consumers.
This is not the first time Johnson & Johnson has been sued over its allegedly dangerous products. In recent years, the company has faced lawsuits over its talcum powder products, which have been linked to ovarian cancer, and its hip implants, which have been linked to metal poisoning.
A jury recently awarded $3 million to a woman who said she developed breast cancer after using a hair relaxer. The verdict is the latest in a series of lawsuits alleging that certain products used for hair straightening can cause cancer.
The woman, Aaliyah Johnson, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. She filed a lawsuit against the maker of the hair relaxer she used, claiming that the product caused her cancer.
The jury agreed with Johnson and awarded her $3 million in damages. This is the latest in a series of lawsuits alleging that certain hair straightening products can cause cancer.
So far, there is no definitive link betweenhair relaxers and cancer. However, some experts say that the chemicals in these products may increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer, particularly breast cancer.
If you’re concerned about the potential risks of using hair relaxers, talk to your doctor or dermatologist.
How this affects you
If you are a woman who uses hair relaxers, you may be at risk for developing breast cancer. A new study has found that women who use certain types of hair relaxers have a higher risk of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of North Carolina.
The study looked at data from over 2000 women, half of whom had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers found that women who used certain types of hair relaxers had a higher risk of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer. They also found that the risk was highest in black women and women who used relaxers on a regular basis.
The findings of this study are concerning, but it is important to remember that the risk is still relatively low. If you are a woman who uses hair relaxers, you should talk to your doctor about your risks and whether or not you should continue to use them.
Our Hair Relaxer Breast Cancer Lawsuit Consultation
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with breast cancer after using a hair relaxer, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and options.
During a free consultation, we will:
-Review your medical records and diagnosis
-Discuss your exposure to hair relaxers
-Evaluate your potential claim
-Answer any questions you have about the process
We understand the devastation that a cancer diagnosis can bring. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.