Lawsuits related to hair straightening, relaxing, and perm products have been gaining attention in recent years. While there is still a lot that is unknown, studies suggest that there is a possible link between prolonged use of these products and an increased risk of certain types of cancer.

If you or a loved one have used these products and have been diagnosed with uterine, endometrial, or ovarian cancer, or have had a hysterectomy, myomectomy, endometrial ablation, or uterine artery embolization as a result of uterine fibroids, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact The Ruth Law Team by calling (888) 783-8378 or scheduling a free case evaluation to speak with an attorney who has the knowledge and experience to help you determine what steps you need to take if you have a case.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits

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?

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with uterine, ovarian, or endometrial cancer, or in some cases, uterine fibroids after using one of these products, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

To be eligible for a personal injury claim, the following criteria must be met:

  • The individual must have used a hair straightening, relaxing, or perm product for at least 5 or more times in a year.
  • The individual must have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, or uterine fibroids.  In cases of uterine fibroids, the patient must have had a hysterectomy, myomectomy, endometrial ablation, or uterine artery embolization.
  • There must have been at least 4 years of latency between the first full year of the product use and the cancer diagnosis.

If you meet these criteria, it is important to consult with a personal injury lawyer who has experience in handling cases involving hair product-related cancer. Your attorney will be able to help you understand your legal rights and options and guide you through the process of filing a claim.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and believe it might be related to hair relaxing or straightening chemicals, it is important to speak with an attorney to determine if you have a valid case. An attorney will be able to guide you through the legal process and help you to seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact The Ruth Law Team at (888) 783-8378 for a free review of your case by one of our experienced attorneys. Let us put our experience and resources to work for you so you can focus on putting your life back together.

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