Recent information released by the National Institute of Health shows that the presence of certain toxic chemicals in some hair relaxers may lead to a 2.5x increase in the risk of developing uterine cancer. Many victims of uterine cancer tied to the use of chemical hair straighteners are beginning to file lawsuits against major manufacturers.
If you or a loved one have developed uterine cancer or died after use of chemical hair relaxers, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Gulfport Hair Relaxer Uterine Cancer Attorneys at Morris Bart are prepared to review your case for free to help you understand your legal options.
What is Endometrial Cancer?
One of the most common forms of cancer is Endometrial Cancer, which develops in the uterus. It starts with cancerous developments in the layer of cells that form the lining of the uterus. While other types of cancer like uterine sarcoma can potentially affect the uterus as well, none are as common as Endometrial Cancer.
Luckily, Endometrial Cancer is often diagnosed and addressed at a very early stage since it often produces abnormal bleeding in the women that it effects. When it is identified early enough, surgical intervention is a lifesaving treatment.
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What are symptoms of Uterine Cancer?
Any form of cancer can affect each patient differently, however, the most common symptoms include:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
- Pelvic area pain
For this reason, it is extremely important for women to be cautious with their health and visit a doctor if they experience any abnormalities. This is particularly important when any of these abnormalities become persistent.
Which Chemical Hair Relaxer Brands are to Blame?
While any manufacturer of chemical hair straightener which is linked to an increased risk in uterine cancer could be held liable for damages, several major brands have already had lawsuits filed against them.
The chemical hair relaxer brands with lawsuits against them related to uterine cancer include:
- Strength of Nature
- Soft Sheen
- Parfums De Coeur
- House of Cheatham
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What Hair Relaxer Chemicals Should I avoid?
Unfortunately, the National Institute of Health’s study which identified the strong correlation between chemical hair straighteners and uterine cancer did not collect information on which brands or ingredients were used. However, researchers did note that several chemicals found in various straighteners could be contributing to the increase to the risk of uterine cancer.
Chemicals used in hair relaxer that are believed to be linked to increased cancer risks include:
- Bisphenol A
- Various Metals
Is There Other Risks of Hair Relaxer Use Beyond Uterine Cancer?
Unfortunately, it is possible that there are potential adverse health effects of use of chemical hair straightener beyond just uterine cancer. According to a recent lawsuit filed, numerous studies spanning the last two decades have “demonstrated adverse impacts” on both female and male reproductive systems. Our Chemical Hair Relaxer Attorneys are now investigating the emerging information about these health effects as well.
Have You or Your Family Been Affected?
Fortunately, there has been some good news for those seeking compensation for uterine cancer damages related to hair relaxers. In February of 2023, a judicial panel consolidated related lawsuits and established a hair relaxer multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Illinois. This will make legal action more available for many other victims.
If you or a loved one have used chemical hair relaxers regularly and have suffered any of related adverse health effects, call the Chemical Hair Straightener Uterine Cancer Attorneys at the Morris Bart law firm for your free consultation. Our lawyers are prepared to discuss the details of your exposure, the impact it has had on your health, and explain 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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