You May Have a Claim if you have Uterine Cancer or Endometrial Cancer.
A study conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) found that women who used chemical hair straightening or relaxer products were at a higher risk of developing uterine cancer. Women who used these products may have more than twice the risk of developing uterine cancer compared to women who did not use the products. Though uterine cancer cases only account for 3% of new cancer cases each year, studies show that the incidence rates of uterine cancer are increasing in the United States, particularly among Black women.
Many hair straightening and relaxer products contain carcinogenic and hormone-disrupting chemicals. Frequent exposure to these chemicals, such as phthalates or formaldehyde, could be contributing to the increased cancer risk.
The research found that women who reported using hair straightening products 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 hair straightening products.
It is important to talk to your healthcare provider if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
In the study, uterine cases included diagnoses of endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma, or other types of cancer in the uterus.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with uterine cancer and has previously used hair straightening or relaxing products, you may be eligible to pursue compensation from a chemical hair relaxer lawsuit.
The lawyers at The Cochran Firm know the pain and difficulties families face due to injury and injustice. We offer free case evaluations to uterine cancer victims searching for justice. Furthermore, our attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning we do not collect any money until we win your chemical hair straightening lawsuit. Call 1-800-300-3000 to discuss your case. Our agents are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to take your call and evaluate your case. Let us deliver the justice and compensation you deserve.