Are You at Risk for Uterine Cancer?
If you’ve developed uterine cancer after using a commercial hair straightening product, you may have a valid product liability claim, and you should discuss your rights and options as quickly as possible, from wherever you are in the United States, with a national product liability lawyer.
Lawsuits are now pending against L’Oreal, Revlon, and several of the other manufacturers of commercial hair straightening products. These lawsuits claim that the manufacturers were aware of the risks posed by their products but did not inform their customers about these risks.
What should you know about uterine cancer? What steps can you take if you have developed uterine cancer after using a commercial hair straightening product? Can you recover monetary compensation from the product’s manufacturer? How soon do you have to initiate legal action?
If you will continue reading this brief discussion of uterine cancer, commercial hair straightening products, and your rights, you will learn the answers to these questions, and you will also learn about your options for seeking compensation from a hair straightening product manufacturer.
What Are the Facts About Uterine Cancer?
In 2022, the National Institute of Health (NIH) published research which demonstrated that women who have used commercial hair straightening products are at an increased risk for uterine cancer. According to the research, using these products doubles the risk of uterine cancer.
Commercial hair straightening products include toxic and dangerous chemicals such as parabens, bisphenol-A, formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, and phthalates, in addition to other toxic chemicals which may be carcinogenic.
These toxic chemicals can cause uterine cancer by disrupting the hormones that control the growth of cells. The survival rate for uterine cancer that has not spread beyond the uterus is 95 percent, but that figure drops to 17 percent when the cancer advances beyond the uterus.
The researchers estimated that 66,000 women in the U.S. would be diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2022. A hysterectomy is the standard treatment for most women with uterine cancer, but advanced cases may require chemotherapy or radiation in combination with surgery.
What Are the Symptoms of Uterine Cancer?
For most patients, uterine cancer begins in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. Uterine cancer is not easy to detect in its early stages, and many patients may not experience any symptoms or signs of uterine cancer until the cancer is quite advanced.
When the symptoms of uterine cancer emerge, these symptoms may include:
- discomfort or pain in the abdomen
- difficulty or pain while urinating
- pain during sexual intercourse
- bleeding between periods
- vaginal bleeding after menopause
Is There a Deadline for Filing a Claim Against a Product Manufacturer?
If you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, and if you have used one or several commercial hair straightening products in the past, you should promptly discuss your legal rights and options – and particularly your right to compensation – with a national product liability attorney.
In all fifty states, lawmakers have established a statute of limitations that restricts the amount of time a consumer has to file a product liability claim. In most states and in most cases, should you fail to meet that deadline, your product liability claim will not be considered by a court.
The statute of limitations for product liability claims is two, three, or four years in all but five states, but wherever you live, if you have developed uterine cancer after using hair straightening products, speak at once – from anywhere in the U.S. – to a national product liability attorney.
How Does a Statute of Limitations Work?
As mentioned previously, uterine cancer is not easy to detect in its early stages. You may not be diagnosed with uterine cancer for years after using commercial hair straightening products. When will the statute of limitations “clock” begin in your own case?
In most states, it begins when the uterine cancer is discovered, diagnosed, or “should have been” discovered or diagnosed. If you used hair straightening products in the past and you have any of the signs or symptoms of uterine cancer, see a doctor immediately.
However, if you ignore your symptoms as they emerge and fail to have your uterine cancer diagnosed, the statute of limitations period for your claim may already be running if your uterine cancer “should have been” discovered earlier.
It does not matter where you live. A product liability lawyer can explain your state’s rules for a product liability claim. If you’ve missed the deadline in your own state, you might be able to take legal action elsewhere, or your lawyer may recommend an alternative course of action.
How Can You Pay for an Attorney?
If you are being treated for uterine cancer, you and your loved ones may already face crushing medical expenses, and you may need to recover compensation as quickly as possible. Don’t let financial worries prevent you from fighting for the compensation you are entitled to by law.
Your product liability lawyer will handle your case on a contingent fee basis, so you will owe no fee to a lawyer upfront and no fee until that lawyer recovers the compensation you need. If you are not compensated at the conclusion of the process, you’ll owe no fee whatsoever to a lawyer.
Not every product liability attorney has the experience or resources that are needed to take on large cosmetic companies like Revlon and L’Oreal. You should be represented by a lawyer who has abundant experience bringing claims against corporations in all parts of the United States.
Put the Law to Work for You
Most product liability claims are settled out of court, but in the rare cases when a product manufacturer disputes a claim, the case goes to trial, where your product liability lawyer will explain why the jurors should find in your favor and order the payment of your compensation.
A number of lawsuits have already been filed in several states against commercial hair straightening product manufacturers. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with uterine cancer after using commercial hair straightening products, act now.
Call Greg Jones Law at 855-566-3752. National product liability lawyer Greg Jones handles product liability claims throughout the United States, and he will evaluate your case without cost or obligation.
You will receive the personalized advice you need and learn the details about filing a product liability claim. If your claim prevails, you will be compensated, and the law will be on your side.