The National Institute of Health has recently published information showing that the presence of toxic chemicals in some hair relaxers may lead to a 2.5x increase in the risk of developing uterine cancer. Now, many victims of uterine cancer that is tied to chemical hair relaxers are filing lawsuits against manufacturers.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with uterine cancer after regular use of chemical hair relaxers, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. The Birmingham Hair Straightener Uterine Cancer Attorneys on our staff are prepared to give you a free case consultation to help you understand what legal options are available to you.
What is Endometrial Cancer?
Endometrial Cancer is actually one of the most common forms of cancer, which specifically effects uterus. It begins with developments in the layer of cells that line the uterus. There are other types of cancer that can affect the uterus, such as uterine sarcoma, but none are as common as Endometrial Cancer.
The good news is Endometrial Cancer is often diagnosed at a very early stage. This is because in most cases there are symptoms which include abnormal bleeding. While this is lifesaving, the impact of surgical intervention is often life altering.
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What are the most common symptoms of Uterine Cancer?
The most common symptoms of Uterine cancer include:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
- Pelvic area pain
However, not all victims will suffer the same symptoms. In some areas, these symptoms can overlap with other, less serious health issues. This makes it very important to be aware of your health and to visit your doctor with any abnormal or persistent symptoms.
What Hair Relaxer Chemicals are Causing the Increase in Cancer Risk?
The National Institute of Health’s recent publication which identified the strong correlation between chemical hair straighteners and uterine cancer did not collect information on which specific ingredients, chemicals, or brands. However, the researchers did make notes indicating that several of the chemicals found in many chemical hair relaxers may contribute to increased risk of developing uterine cancer. These chemicals include:
- Bisphenol A
- Various Metals
Which Chemical Hair Relaxer Brands are Involved in Lawsuits?
The chemical hair relaxer brands currently named in lawsuits related to uterine cancer include:
- Strength of Nature
- Soft Sheen
- Parfums De Coeur
- House of Cheatham
However, any manufacturer of chemical hair relaxers can be linked to an increased risk of developing uterine cancer may be held liable.
Do Hair Relaxers Have any Other Negative Side Effects?
Unfortunately, a recent lawsuit filed related to the correlation between uterine cancer and chemical hair relaxers included information indicating that it is possible that there are additional potential adverse health effects of use of hair straightener beyond just uterine cancer. According to the lawsuit filed, numerous studies spanning the last two decades have “demonstrated adverse impacts” on both female and male reproductive systems. Morris Bart’s Chemical Hair Relaxer Attorneys are now investigating any new emerging information about these health effects as well.
Have You Been Diagnosed with Uterine Cancer?
Fortunately for those possibly afflicted by chemical hair straighteners, a judicial panel consolidated related lawsuits as of February 2023 and established a hair relaxer multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Illinois. This is an early positive sign for those who seeking compensation for hair relaxer-related damages.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with uterine cancer after repeated use of chemical hair relaxers, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information, call the Chemical Hair Straightener Uterine Cancer Lawyers at the Morris Bart law firm. Our attorneys are prepared to discuss your case and help you to understand what legal options may be available to you. Click here to see more about our office locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas or call us today!
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