Have you used hair relaxer products for a long period of time and have since been diagnosed with cancer? The attorneys of Kaine Law want to speak with you to determine what damages you may be able to recover.
Hair relaxers, also known as hair straighteners, are chemical treatments used to alter the natural texture of hair, typically to achieve a straighter, more manageable look. However, there has been increasing concern in recent years about the potential health risks associated with the use of hair relaxers, particularly the potential link to cancer.
One of the main ingredients in hair relaxers is sodium hydroxide, also known as lye. This chemical can be highly caustic and can cause burns or irritation to the scalp and skin. In high concentrations, it can even cause chemical burns and scarring. Additionally, some research has suggested that regular use of hair relaxers may disrupt the balance of hormones in the body, which may contribute to the development of multiple types of cancer in women, including ovarian cancer and uterine cancer.
A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found that women who use hair relaxers have a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. The study, which analyzed data from more than 60,000 women, found that those who used hair relaxers had a 38% higher risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to those who did not use the products. A similar study found that those who used hair relaxers had a 36% higher chance of developing endometrial cancer compared to those who did not use the products.
The journal of Environmental Health Perspectives found that hairdressers and barbers who were exposed to hair relaxers on a regular basis had a higher risk of developing bladder cancer. This study was based on data from more than 4,000 hairdressers and barbers and found that those who worked with hair relaxers at least once a week were 2x as likely to develop bladder cancer compared to those who did not use hair relaxers. There is also evidence to suggest that hair relaxers may be linked to other types of cancer, such as uterine cancer, as the journal of National Cancer Institute found that women who use hair relaxers have a higher risk of developing uterine leiomyomata, a type of tumor that grows in the uterus.
If you or a loved one believe that you developed cancer as a result of using hair relaxers, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages by filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product. In order to do this, you will need to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you. An attorney from Kaine Law will be able to review the facts of your case, gather evidence, and represent you in court.
There are a few different things to consider when hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your case. Here are some tips to help you find the right attorney for your needs:
Look for an experienced lawyer: It is important to find a lawyer who has experience handling cases like yours. Look for an attorney who has successfully represented clients in similar cases, and who has a track record of winning settlements or verdicts in court.
Check the lawyer’s credentials: Make sure that the lawyer you are considering and has the necessary experience and qualifications to handle your case.
Consider the lawyer’s reputation: Do some research to learn more about the lawyer’s reputation in the legal community. Look for reviews and testimonials from past clients.
Communicate with the lawyer: Make sure that you feel comfortable communicating with the lawyer you are considering hiring. You will be working closely with your lawyer throughout the legal process, so it is important to find someone you feel comfortable talking to.
Consider the lawyer’s fees: Personal injury lawyers typically work on a contingency basis, which means that they will earn a percentage of the settlement or verdict you receive as their fee. Your lawyer should not charge you any upfront fees or expenses to represent you under a contingency fee agreement. Retaining Kaine Law as your attorney is essentially free with no upfront cost to you. Your lawyer will only collect a fee if they secure a settlement or court award on your behalf.
Know your rights: You have the legal right to hire and fire your attorney. If you want to change lawyers during your case, you have that right.
By following these tips, you can find a personal injury lawyer who is well-suited to handle your case and help you seek the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you love has developed cancer after using hair relaxers, call 404-214-2001 for your free consultation. The team at Kaine Law wants to help you and can take the necessary steps to protect your legal rights and hold those responsible accountable.