Can you file a claim for endometriosis caused by hair relaxers?

Yes. While most women who regularly use chemical hair relaxers file lawsuits for uterine cancer, endometriosis is a diagnosis that can make one eligible for compensation, too. Therefore, if you have a history of hair relaxer use and now struggle with endometriosis, please give our law firm a call, as you might qualify to file a claim.

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Because endometriosis is caused by the harmful chemicals in hair relaxers, women can file claims for this diagnosis

Affecting up to 11% of reproductive age women and girls in the United States, endometriosis is a painful disease where tissue resembling the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus. One of the risk factors for endometriosis is a high estrogen level, a hormone that is mostly released by the ovaries. When there is a great estrogen concentration in the body, it can severely impact the reproductive system. Once the estrogen level is too high, hormonal imbalances can occur. Medical research shows that most women with endometriosis have a great estrogen level, which can affect the endometrial tissue outside of the uterus and lead to inflammation and pain.

A high estrogen level can be the result of numerous factors, including exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals from hair relaxers. Because they interfere with the hormonal system, they can eventually lead to endometriosis if the person uses these products regularly. The more often a woman uses chemical hair relaxers, the more likely she is to develop endometriosis. If you have frequently been using hair strengthening products and now have endometriosis, you might be eligible to file a claim. To do so, you must meet the following requirements:

  • you must have used hair relaxers at least seven times per year for ten years or longer
  • you must have a diagnosis of endometriosis assigned by a medical specialist
  • there must be a connection between your diagnosis and your use of hair relaxers

While endometriosis is often hereditary, this is not one of the eligibility criteria you have to meet. Still, if you have no family history of the disease, your case will be stronger, and you might have the chance to obtain more financial compensation since you do not have this risk factor in your life. Our medical research team will thoroughly investigate your case to find the link between your endometriosis and your use of chemical hair strengtheners so that the likelihood of your claim resulting in a considerably larger sum of money will be as high as possible.

We offer top-notch legal services to women with endometriosis who used toxic hair relaxers

If you frequently use chemical hair relaxers and developed endometriosis, it is possible that a causal relation might be at play. With over 30 years of professional experience, our attorneys are ready to help you determine whether you qualify for compensation from the manufacturers whose products you bought. After you provide our resourceful legal team with your medical records and evidence of your use of hair relaxers, we will carefully review your case and find out if you can file a toxic hair relaxer claim.

Since we are well aware that struggling with endometriosis can be extremely unpleasant, our compassionate team will do all in their power to ease the legal process for you. Alternatively, if you are too ill to participate in the legal process, a family member can step in and help you navigate it. Once we deem you eligible, your claim will be filed with all the liable manufacturers. It is also important to know that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not have to pay anything out of pocket until we recover money for you.

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