Is endometriosis caused by hair relaxers considered a disability?

Although living with endometriosis can be debilitating, especially if it is severe, preventing women from carrying out everyday activities and even working, the disease is not considered a disability by medical professionals or law. Still, in special cases, disability benefits may be available if the condition severely limits the ability to live a normal life.

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Women struggling with endometriosis may require flexible working arrangements

As a chronic disease that can have a significant impact on everyday life and work, endometriosis is not usually viewed as a disability. The reason why endometriosis is not seen as a disability is that the disease has a different and unique impact on each woman. While some can lead a normal life with endometriosis, others struggle with crippling symptoms very often, preventing them from performing daily activities and working a regular job. The good news is that disability benefits may be available to women who find that the disease severely limits their ability to live a typical life, especially when it comes to working.

Interestingly, no strong link has been found between the severity of endometriosis tissue growth and the severity of symptoms. Therefore, some women with severe endometriosis may experience less pain than those with a milder form. Perhaps this is another reason why endometriosis is not officially considered a disability. Endometriosis can limit a woman's ability to leave the house and participate in social or work activities, making certain life goals more difficult to achieve. This is why women with severe endometriosis should try to request flexible job arrangements if possible. Seeking treatment should, of course, come first.

Quality legal assistance for women suffering from endometriosis due to toxic hair relaxers

Since 1990, our attorneys have been pursuing financial compensation for people whose health was compromised by toxic exposure and defective products and are ready to do the same for you. If you regularly use chemical hair relaxers and have a diagnosis of endometriosis, you might be eligible to file a claim. To initiate the legal process, you only have to send our experienced legal team your medical records and proof of your use of these products, such as receipts or bills from hair salons.

Our skilled attorneys will carefully go over your documents to determine whether you are entitled to compensation from the manufacturers, and if you are, they will promptly begin working on your toxic hair relaxer claim. If you are in too much pain to participate in the legal process, you should not worry, as a family member and our compassionate team can help you navigate it. Finally, we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not have to pay us anything unless we obtain money for you.

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