What types of cancer are linked to hair straightening, relaxing, and perm products?

Uterine, endometrial, ovarian cancers and uterine fibroids have been linked to prolonged use of hair straightening, relaxing, and perm products. A number of studies have suggested that there may be a link between the use of these products and an increased risk of certain types of cancer. However, it's important to note that the research on this topic is still ongoing and more studies are needed... read more?

What chemicals in hair products have been identified as potential causes of cancer?

Formaldehyde has been identified as a potential cause of cancer. Some studies have suggested that prolonged exposure to this chemical can cause damage to DNA in cells, leading to the development of cancer. Formaldehyde is a preservative that is commonly found in hair straightening, relaxing, and perm products. While the levels of formaldehyde in these products may be low, they can still pose... read more?

What does it take to be eligible for a personal injury claim related to hair product use?

To be eligible for a personal injury claim, there must have been at least 4 years between the first full year of the product use and the cancer diagnosis. This is what we call the latency period, which refers to the time between the initial exposure and the onset of the disease or injury. This latency period is crucial in determining whether a causal link exists between the product use and the... read more?

What should I do if I think I am eligible for a personal injury claim related to hair product use?

If you think you are eligible for a personal injury claim related to hair product use, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your legal rights and options. A lawyer can guide you through the process of filing a claim and help you gather the necessary evidence to support your case. This may include medical records, receipts and packaging... read more?

Is JUUL a Safer Alternative?

JUUL pods contain liquid that becomes vapor.  Thus, smoking e-cigarettes is often referred to as “vaping,”  which may be no safer than cigarettes. In fact, news outlets report hundreds of teens have been hospitalized due to vaping-related lung illnesses.  Deaths have also been reported in California, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oregon. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has... read more?

Does Baby Formula Cause NEC?

Several studies indicate babies who exclusively drink human-based milk over cow’s-milk formula are less likely to develop necrotizing enterocolitis.   In 2011, the Surgeon General issued a report stating that formula feeding is associated with higher rates of necrotizing enterocolitis.  It outlines a number of benefits to breastfeeding babies over formula feeding. An additional 2011... read more?

What is NEC?

NEC is short for necrotizing enterocolitis. NEC involves inflammation and According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), this may be due to growth of dangerous bacteria within the gut and intestines.  According to Seattle Children’s, approximately 30% of infants diagnosed with NEC will need surgery. In these cases, a surgeon will try to remove parts of the... read more?

What if my airbag didn’t deploy?

Congress passed a law that all vehicles manufactured after September 1, 1998, must be equipped with airbags on both sides of the front seat. Airbags were designed to be instantaneously deployed at the time of impact to lessen the severity of the injuries to the occupants. Today vehicles are manufactured with airbags all throughout the passenger cabins. An airbag is designed to deploy when a... read more?

What Is Paraquat?

Paraquat is a herbicide.  It is used on commercial farms to eradicate unwanted plant growth and make way for the planting of new crops.  Paraquat has been banned by multiple countries, yet it is still one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. Currently, paraquat is legal in the U.S.  However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies all paraquat products as... read more?

Is Paraquat Dangerous?

Yes, paraquat is an extremely dangerous chemical. Not only has it been linked to Parkinson’s disease as well as kidney disease or kidney failure, but it is also poisonous if ingested. In fact, according to the scientific journal Environmental Health, paraquat is implicated in roughly 100 poisonings in the U.S. every single year. How harmful is paraquat you ask? On the authority of the EPA,... read more?

Who Can File a Claim?

As we do with every personal injury claim, The Ruth Law Team will need to demonstrate how a particular event caused an injury or ailment. In the case of paraquat, this means that you or your loved one will need to have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and exposed to the chemical paraquat. Because of the potency of paraquat, people who live or lived near farms or heavy agricultural... read more?

Is There a Class Action for Paraquat Causing Parkinsons?

No, there isn’t a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of Paraquat. Many different product liability lawsuits have been filed in multiple states against Chevron, Syngenta, and other manufacturers claiming that Paraquat causes Parkinson’s disease and no warnings were placed on the product. Rather than establishing a class action lawsuit, these Paraquat cases are filed individually... read more?

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Paraquat Attorney?

If you or a loved one is suffering from Parkinson’s disease due to paraquat exposure, the last thing that you should have to worry about is financial limitations. The Ruth Law Team wants you to be able to focus on seeking justice, not paying attorneys fees. That is why we operate on a contingency basis. When you partner with The Ruth Law Team, you will not pay any money in advance—in... read more?

What is Roundup Weed Killer?

Roundup Weed Killer is the most widely used herbicide in the world. Developed in 1970, the main ingredient in the weed killer made is glyphosate. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published research indicating glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans,” meaning it probably causes cancer. Of course, Monsanto denies these claims. ... read more?

Does Roundup Cause Cancer?

A study published in February of 2019 concluded glyphosate used in herbicide raises the risk of cancer after exposure by 41%. Researchers from the University of Washington included the most recent update of the Agricultural Health Study cohort along with five case-control studies. The researcher’s study “suggests a compelling link” between glyphosate-based herbicides and an increased risk... read more?