Recent studies from the National Institute of Health show that the presence of certain toxic chemicals in some hair straighteners, also commonly referred to as chemical hair relaxers, can lead to a 150% increase in the risk of developing uterine cancers in frequent users. Now, many victims are beginning to file lawsuits against the major manufacturers L’Oréal and Soft Sheen-Carson. However, other brands could also be liable if their products were flawed in the same ways.
If you or someone you love has been a frequent user of chemical hair straighteners and have developed uterine cancer or died as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The New Orleans Hair Straightener Uterine Cancer Attorneys at Morris Bart are prepared to discuss your case and help you understand your legal options with a completely free case consultation today.
What is Endometrial Cancer?
Endometrial Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. It develops in the uterus, the pear-shaped pelvic organ where fetal development occurs. Endometrial cancer starts with developments in the layer of cells that form the lining for the uterus. While other forms of cancer can form in the uterus, such as uterine sarcoma, these are much less common that Endometrial Cancer.
Fortunately, Endometrial Cancer is often detected and diagnosed at an early stage, as it often produces abnormal bleeding. If discovered early enough, surgical removal of the uterus often can cure Endometrial Cancer and save the patient’s life.
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What are the Symptoms of Uterine Cancer?
While Uterine Cancer may affect each person differently, the most common symptoms include:
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
- Bleeding between periods
- Pelvic pain
Unfortunately, these symptoms are similar to symptoms of several other diagnoses. This can make it even more important to visit your doctor regularly when you experience them. This is especially the case if the symptoms are persistent.
What Chemical Hair Relaxer Brands or Chemicals are at Fault?
While the National Institute of Health’s study did not collect information on which brands or specific ingredients were used, they note that several chemicals found in hair relaxers could be contributing to the increase in uterine cancer risks. This is only exacerbated by increased
The ingredients believed to increase uterine cancer risks include:
- Bisphenol A
While any hair relaxers utilizing carcinogenic materials that is linked to uterine cancer could be held liable, many brands have already been named as victims begin to file lawsuits.
The hair relaxer brands that have already been named in lawsuits include:
- Strength of Nature
- Soft Sheen
- Parfums De Coeur
- House of Cheatham
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I Used Chemical Hair Relaxer but Haven’t Suffered Uterine Cancer. Should I be worried?
Unfortunately, just being uterine cancer free is no guarantee you are free from any adverse health effects. According to a recent lawsuit filed, numerous studies spanning the last 20 years have demonstrated adverse impacts on both female and male reproductive systems beyond just various cancers. Morris Bart Chemical Hair Relaxer attorneys are now investigating this emerging case area as well.
Have You Been Affected?
Fortunately for victims of uterine cancer possibly tied to chemical hair straighteners, in February 2023, a judicial panel consolidated related lawsuits and established a hair relaxer multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Illinois. This is a positive early step forward for those seeking compensation for uterine cancer-related damages.
If you or a loved one have regularly used chemical hair straightener and have suffered any of the related adverse health effects, call the Morris Bart law firm to speak with a Chemical Hair Straightener Uterine Cancer lawyer for a free consultation. Our attorneys are prepared to discuss the details of your exposure and explain what legal options may be available to you. Further, our New Orleans dangerous drug lawyers can help determine the impact a dangerous drug has had on your health. Visit us at our office locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas or call us today!
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