Were You Diagnosed with Uterine Cancer After Using Hair Relaxer Products?
Recent studies show chemical hair relaxers may increase your risk of the following conditions:
- Uterine cancer.
- Fibroid Tumors of the uterus.
- Breast cancer.
If you have used hair relaxer or chemical straightener, and have been diagnosed with uterine cancer (or one of these other health conditions) you may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys are investigating product liability claims against cosmetics giant L'Oreal and other major brands of hair relaxers that have been linked to uterine cancer.
These companies failed to warn consumers that using their products would increase their risk of getting uterine cancer and other health problems.
What Products are Causing Uterine Cancer?
Scout Law Group is investigating cases for individuals diagnosed with cancer of the uterus after prolonged regular use of certain hair relaxer products. Some of the hazardous chemicals in these products can disrupt the body's balance of endocrine hormones.
Over the past several years, medical research has repeatedly found several toxic chemicals commonly used in hair relaxers that may cause uterine cancer and other serious health issues.
A young woman recently filed the first hair relaxer cancer lawsuit in a Chicago federal court. More people will likely sue the manufacturers of these widely used beauty products for the damage they've suffered. These products include the following:
- Dark and Lovely
- TCB Naturals
- Soft & Beautiful
- Olive Oil Girls
- Organic Root Stimulator
- Just for Me
Because the manufacturers of these products misrepresented the contents and failed to warn consumers of the risks relating to uterine cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.
Hazardous Chemicals Linked to Uterine Cancer
According to a recent National Institutes of Health study, women who frequently use chemical hair straighteners, or relaxers, face a significantly higher risk of uterine and endometrial cancer.
The results were published in October 2022 after an 11-year study of 33,497 women between the ages of 35 and 74. Researchers found that among women using chemical hair straighteners at least four times per year, the occurrence rate of uterine cancer rose nearly 2.5 times from 1.64% to 4.05% of women.
The study identified several dangerous chemicals found in these hair relaxer products that may contribute to the risk of uterine cancer:
· Bisphenol A
Prior studies showed these products might increase the risk of hormone-related cancers in women, such as uterine cancer and fibroids, and the manufacturers knew of these studies.
Sadly, they kept selling their hazardous products without warning the millions of innocent consumers that continued to buy them.
What Are the Symptoms of Uterine Cancer?
The symptoms of uterine cancer include:
- Pain or cramping in the pelvis
- White or clear thin discharge
- Vaginal bleeding between periods
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
Fortunately, uterine cancer is uncommon and can be treated with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Still, it is essential to diagnose it early. If you notice any of the above symptoms, tell your doctor as soon as possible.
Hair Relaxer Uterine Cancer Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions
Who can file a lawsuit if they develop uterine fibroids from using hair relaxers?
You can file a lawsuit if you used hair straightening products routinely for a prolonged period and were diagnosed with uterine fibroids or any of the following:
- Uterine cancer
- Breast cancer
- Preterm delivery
Does it cost me anything to file a hair relaxer cancer lawsuit?
No. You do not have to pay any money upfront and will never pay out of your own pocket for the costs of pursuing a case. Our firm works on a contingency basis, which means we front all the costs. When we successfully obtain compensation for you, we will recover our costs and attorney fees from that amount.
Our NO WIN-NO FEE POLICY means if we do not recover any compensation for you, you will not owe us money.
Scout Law Group believes you should focus on taking care of your health and your family's needs while we pursue your case. We will take care of fighting for your rights and obtaining compensation for the losses you've suffered at the hands of others.
What is the deadline to file a hair relaxer cancer lawsuit?
The deadline to file any lawsuit depends on the "statute of limitations" in the state where you live. Our experienced attorneys will discuss this with you during your free consultation and help determine the best time to file.
If you miss the deadline, you will lose your opportunity to file and seek the recovery you deserve. So, it is usually best to file sooner than later. Contact Scout Law Group so we can provide you with the best advice based on your situation.
Who is being sued in the recent Hair Relaxer Cancer lawsuits?
L'Oreal is the main defendant in the first filed case, but several other hair relaxer manufacturers are also included.
If you developed uterine or breast cancer, uterine fibroids or endometriosis after using L'Oréal or other hair relaxer products, you may be entitled to compensation.
Hair Relaxer Breast Cancer Lawsuit
If you developed breast cancer after using L’Oréal or other hair relaxer products, contact Scout Law Group today to see if you are entitled to compensation.
If you used hair relaxer products and have been diagnosed with endometriosis, Scout Law Group may be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf.