One of the most shocking recent stories in the legal landscape involved chemical hair straighteners. It’s believed that an upswing in uterine cancer among women in the United States may have been due to cancer-causing compounds within chemical hair straighteners. This blog discusses all relevant information on this new lawsuit and explains why you should seek out legal recourse if affected.
How chemical hair straighteners cause uterine cancer
Latest reports indicate a spike in hair straightener lawsuits. According to a new study from the National Institutes of Health, women who used chemical hair straightening products were more than twice as likely to develop uterine cancer than women who did not. The researchers noted several chemicals found in straighteners, such as parabens, bisphenol A, metals, and formaldehyde, could be contributing to the increased uterine cancer risk.
How to tell if you or a family member were affected
You may seek compensation for damages—the cost of products, medical bills, pain, and suffering— diagnosed with uterine cancer post the use of chemical hair relaxers. Therefore, it’s important to speak to your health-care provider if you notice any of these uterine cancer symptoms post the use of hair straightening products:
- cramping or pain in the lower abdomen or pelvic area;
- unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge between periods before menopause;
- unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge post-menopause;
- very frequent, and heavy, vaginal bleeding over the age of forty.
Find legal recourse
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with uterine cancer after using hair straightening products, you may be eligible to pursue compensation against the concerned company. Here’s how legal representation can help you file a hair straightener lawsuit:
- Verifying eligibility for legal action
- Collecting evidence, such as medical records and testimony
- Filing your hair straightener claim within legal deadlines
- Negotiating the settlement amount with the defendant
- Maximizing compensation amount
- Pursuing a verdict during a trial in court