A new research study was published at the end of 2022 showing the link between chemical hair straightening products and uterine cancer. As a result, many women around the country are filing lawsuits against large and popular cosmetic companies that have caused them unnecessary harm.
If you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer and have used any hair straightening products in the past, Kwartler Manus LLC will help you enter a class action lawsuit. To find out how to do this, continue reading this article.
What Type of Injuries and Health Conditions Have Come from Using Chemical Hair Straightening Products?
While uterine cancer was the main focus of the study published by the National Institutes of Health, other health conditions have been linked to chemical hair straightening products. These conditions include the following:
· Uterine fibroids
· Ovarian cancer
· Endometrial cancer
· Breast cancer
The Harmful Chemicals Used in Hair Straightening Products
Many women are interested in straightening their hair. Popular cosmetic companies are aware of this and have been advertising hair straightening products that contain harmful chemicals for decades.
The hair straighteners apply chemicals to the hair that break down the natural disulfide bonds. These chemicals are absorbed into the scalp, which may cause harm to the woman’s body and reproductive system. Some of the chemicals found in these products are formaldehyde, triclosan, parabens, sodium hydroxide, cyclosiloxanes, diethanolamine, benzophenone-3, and phthalates.
What Is Uterine Cancer?
Uterine cancer is one of the most common types of cancer found among women. It typically begins developing in the uterus, which is the area of the female body that a baby grows and develops until they are born. There are over 60,000 cases diagnosed each year in the United States.
Women who have used hair straightening products are twice as likely to develop uterine cancer than those who have not. Therefore, if you have any history or experience using these types of products, it is highly recommended that you contact your medical provider and get a checkup to make sure you do not have uterine cancer.
How to Enter a Class Action Lawsuit for Chemical Hair Straighteners
If you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer or another serious medical condition as a result of using chemical hair straighteners, you may be able to enter a class action lawsuit. A class action lawsuit is when several people join together to file a lawsuit against the same companies. To find out if you have a viable claim and can enter, you will need to set up an appointment to speak with a Philadelphia hair straightener lawyer.
At your scheduled meeting, you can expect to tell your story and ask any questions that you may have about your claim. Do not forget to bring any potential evidence with you to your meeting as your attorney will use this to build a strong case against the defendant. A few key pieces of evidence include receipts, medical reports, witness statements, photographs, and more. If you do not have any evidence or are not sure about your case, your lawyer will assist you in collecting the needed evidence and information as well as let you know how successful your case may be.
How Much Compensation Can You Receive from a Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit?
If you know for sure that your cancer diagnosis is directly linked to using chemical hair straighteners, our lawyers believe you may have a strong case that could potentially win you a fair amount of compensation to cover your increasing medical costs and expenses. However, we would need to meet with you and hear your story before providing a specific guarantee on any compensation. We are not sure if your case will go through a settlement or trial. Therefore, we recommend scheduling a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started and find out how to move forward with filing a lawsuit.
Contact Kwartler Manus LLC to Enter a Class Action Lawsuit for Chemical Hair Straighteners Today
Our attorneys at Kwartler Manus LLC are working hard to hold cosmetic companies accountable for their negligent actions against our clients. If you believe that you have a potential case and would like to enter a class action lawsuit, please allow a Philadelphia chemical hair straightener lawyer to assist you today. Fill out our online contact form or call our office directly at (267) 457-5570. We look forward to speaking with you soon.