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Mississippi Hair Relaxer Lawyers

robertswilson | November 11, 2022

A recent study from the National Cancer Institute links popular hair relaxer products to an increased risk of developing uterine cancer. Other studies have found that users of hair relaxers or straighteners are at increased risk of developing the following cancers and conditions:

  • Uterine Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis 
  • Premature Labor

Known Carcinogens & Dangerous Chemicals

Among the chemicals contained in Hair Relaxer Products is a known carcinogen called Di-2 ethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP) which is a very toxic chemical.   This chemical is associated with an increased risk of developing various cancers and conditions.

The hair straightener products also contain endocrine disrupting chemicals referred to as (EDCs).  When your endocrine system is disrupted, it can lead t numerous health problems including cancer and other dangerous conditions. According to Endocrine.org, “EDCs can disrupt many different hormones, which is why they have been linked to numerous adverse human health outcomes including alterations in sperm quality and fertility, abnormalities in sex organs, endometriosis, early puberty, altered nervous system function, immune function, certain cancers, respiratory problems, metabolic issues, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, growth, neurological and learning disabilities, and more.”  To learn more about EDCs, visit Endocrine.org linked here.

Uterine Cancer Facts

Over 65,000 women a year are diagnosed with uterine cancer, making it among the top four cancers affecting women.  Approximately 12,000 women a year will die of uterine cancer.  According to Cancer.Net, “The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of people live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The 5-year survival rate for people with uterine cancer in the United States is 81%. The 5-year survival rates for White and Black women with the disease are 84% and 63%, respectively. Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with more aggressive endometrial cancers with lower survival rates.”

Breast Cancer Facts

According to the CDC, Each year in the United States, about 264,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,400 in men. About 42,000 women and 500 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer. 

Uterine Fibroid Facts

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Uterine Fibroids are tumors or lumps made of muscle cells and other tissue that grow within the wall of the uterus. Uterine fibroids cand lead to many different painful problems including but not limited to:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful periods
  • Spotting between periods
  • Pain during sex
  • Low back pain
  • Fertility problems

To learn more about uterine fibroids, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health fact sheet linked here.  

Endometriosis Facts

The Mayo Clinic explains Endometriosis as follows:

“Endometriosis is an often-painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial-like tissue may be found beyond the area where pelvic organs are located.”

Women with endometriosis can experience incredibly painful menstrual periods and have difficulty becoming pregnant.  Some common symptoms of endometriosis are 

  • Painful periods
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Painful intercourse
  • Infertility 

To learn more about endometriosis, visit the May Clinic page linked here.

Roberts Wilson, P.A. has helped clients across Mississippi for years in many different types of defective product cases similar to the hair relaxer lawsuits discussed above. Our experienced product liability attorneys are standing by to help you pursue justice for you or your loved one’s injuries, conditions or wrongful death caused by using hair relaxers.  Roberts Wilson, P.A. has the resources and experience needed to make sure you get the compensation you deserve!

Speak With a Mississippi Hair Relaxer Lawyer Today!

If you or a loved one has developed any of the conditions or cancers discussed above, Attorney Roberts Wilson will visit with you personally and help you evaluate you or your loved one’s claim against the manufacturers of hair relaxers and straighteners. 

Contact Roberts Wilson, P.A. today online or at (662) 533-9111 for a free case evaluation. We proudly serve clients throughout the state of Mississippi.