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Scientific and medical studies have found an increased risk of Endometrial Cancer, Uterine Cancer, and several other health problems in women who have used chemical hair straighteners, hair relaxers and other similar products.
Lawsuits are being filed against manufacturers of chemical hair straighteners and hair relaxer products for failing to properly warn consumers of the potential cancer risk.
You may be eligible to file a claim if you or a loved one used chemical hair straighteners, hair relaxers, or other similar hair products, and subsequently were diagnosed with endometrial cancer, uterine cancer, breast cancer, or other health conditions.
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Scientific research conducted by top universities and medical institutions have indicated that using chemical hair straightening products and hair relaxers may present an increased risk of developing uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, and other potential health risks.
Legal action is being investigated and strategized.
Lawsuits have been filed in a number of district courts across the country, and a motion to consolidate the Hair Straightener Lawsuits has been submitted in the Northern District of Illinois.
If you or a loved one used chemical hair straightening products and were subsequently diagnosed with endometrial cancer, uterine cancer, breast cancer, or another related health problem, you may be eligible to file a claim.
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Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that originates in the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium.
Risk factors for endometrial cancer include obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes, as well as certain inherited genetic conditions.
Uterine cancer refers to the cancer that affect the Uterus and endometrial cancer only refers to the cancer that starts in the lining of uterus that is endometrium.
Another type of cancer that can affect the uterus called uterine sarcoma, which is a rare type of cancer that begins in the muscles or other supporting tissues of the uterus.
The main difference between endometrial cancer and uterine cancer is the location of the tumor within the uterus.
Endometrial cancer affects the lining of the uterus, while uterine sarcoma develops in the muscles or other tissues of the uterus.
Recent scientific research has found that chemical hair straighteners and other similar hair relaxer products may pose an increased risk of endometrial cancer, uterine cancer, breast cancer, and other health problems.
The National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a division of the National Cancer Institute, conducted a health study for more than a decade called the “Sister Study“, which originally looked at risk factors for breast cancer.
Published in October 2022, “Hair straightening chemicals associated with higher uterine cancer risk” found that women who reported frequent use of hair straightening products, defined as more than four times in the previous year, were more than twice as likely to go on to develop uterine cancer compared to those who did not use the products.
Scientific studies linking hair straightener products to the risk of developing uterine cancer include:
Research has found that black women tend to suffer at higher rates from uterine cancer compared to white women.
According to the Resilient Sisterhood Project, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness on the reproductive health of black women, black women are significantly more likely than white women to have advanced stages of uterine cancer and to have more aggressive tumor types (clear cell, serous, high-grade endometrioid, and malignant mixed Mullerian tumors).
The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology conducted a study on the mortality rates of endometrial cancer, finding an increased risk for black women to suffer from aggressive forms of uterine cancer.
Their study identifies two reasons for this risk:
Black women use chemical hair straighteners and hair relaxers at much higher rates than white women and also at much earlier ages.
More research is necessary on the disproportionate uterine cancer rates in black women compared to white women.
If you or a loved one used hair straightening chemicals and were subsequently diagnosed with uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, or other health conditions, you may be eligible to file a claim.
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A Hair Relaxer Lawyer will also help you understand the process of a civil lawsuit and the timeline to expect in your potential case.
Evidence is extremely important in any lawsuit, especially Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuits. An experienced attorney can help you gather evidence for your Hair Relaxer Lawsuit.
Evidence in Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits may include:
Damages refer to the total losses incurred as a result of hair relaxer use, both economic and non-economic.
Damages in Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits may include:
Our attorneys are currently investigating claims that allege links between frequent use of hair straightening chemicals and risk of developing endometrial or uterine cancer.
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Several studies published in the past decade have found that certain hair products may increase cancer risk.
These products include:
According to complaints in recent lawsuits filed, it is alleged that endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are present in chemical hair straighteners and may cause cancer.
Chemicals in Hair Relaxer Products may include:
Chemical hair straightening products may be linked to the following health conditions in frequent users:
Though no specific companies were named in the major scientific studies that outline the cancer risk from hair straightening products, several companies and products have been named in lawsuits:
Women who frequently used hair relaxers and subsequently developed uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, or other related health conditions may undergo several serious medical treatments, such as: