Hair Relaxer Uterine Fibroids Lawsuit

Women and girls who use hair relaxers are at an increased risk of being diagnosed with uterine fibroids. The lawyers at Johnson // Becker are currently filing uterine fibroid lawsuits and would be honored to speak with you about your potential case.

Hair Relaxer Uterine Fibroids Lawsuit Overview

The lawyers at Johnson // Becker are pursuing litigation against the manufacturers of chemical hair relaxer products linked to uterine fibroids and other conditions.

To contact us for a Free Case Evaluation, please visit our contact form or dial (800) 279-6386. We would be honored to speak with you and respond promptly to every inquiry we receive.

Uterine Fibroids & Hair Relaxers

Uterine fibroids were linked to the frequent use of hair relaxer products in a 2012 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are growths that occur in the uterus and can, in rare cases, lead to cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, uterine fibroids are relatively common, and can sometimes occur without any symptoms.

In those women that do experience symptoms, signs that indicate the presence of uterine fibroids are:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Menstrual periods lasting more than a week
  • Pelvic pressure or pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder
  • Constipation
  • Backache or leg pains

Black women are three times as likely to develop uterine fibroids as their white counterparts.

Common treatments for uterine fibroids include medications, the implantation of an intrauterine device (IUD), minimally invasive procedures that destroy or shrink fibroids, or surgery, including hysterectomy.

New 2022 Study: Hair Relaxer & Straightening Products Linked to Serious Side Effects

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study has revealed a connection between the use of hair relaxer products and the prevalence of uterine cancer in women.

According to the wide-ranging survey released in October 2022, women who “frequently” use chemical hair straighteners, also known as relaxers, were more than twice as likely to develop uterine cancer during the course of the 11-year research project. As stated in the report, “hazardous chemicals,” including those that are endocrine-interrupting and/or carcinogenic, could be responsible for the link to increased uterine cancer occurrence.

These chemicals could include:

  • Parabens
  • Bispheonol A
  • Formaldehyde, and
  • Metals

The results are of particular concern for Black women, who use relaxer products at a higher rate than other women. Roughly three-fifths of respondents who said they used chemical relaxers frequently were Black women.

Questions About a Uterine Fibroids Lawsuit? Contact a Lawyer.

If you or a loved one developed uterine fibroids after using chemical hair relaxer products, you may want to speak with the lawyers at Johnson//Becker, PLLC. We are actively filing new product liability lawsuits across the country, and you may be entitled to financial compensation.

We offer a Free Case Evaluation. Please contact us using the form below or by calling us at (800) 279-6386. We would be honored to speak with you and respond promptly to every inquiry we receive.

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