It's essential to stay up-to-date on products that might be hazardous to your health. One example of such a product is chemical hair straighteners. Depending on the brand, you may increase your risk of developing uterine cancer.
How to Know If You're At Risk
Chemical hair straighteners pose a risk to those who use them several times a year. Then, exposure to the product's chemicals can increase your risk of uterine cancer.
You might use hair straighteners often because you have wavy or curly hair and are using straighteners to break down the structure of your hair. If so, it's highly recommended that you undergo a cancer screening and that you also pay close attention to the product line you use.
Why Some Hair Straighteners are Dangerous
Some hair straighteners contain chemicals that contribute to the formation of uterine fibroids. In particular, you are at risk of endometrial cancer. This specific cancer is affected by hormones. Therefore, the association between hair straighteners and uterine cancer may be how the product disrupts the endocrine system.
The Next Steps
If you have developed cancer and can connect your health condition to the use of chemical hair straighteners, a personal injury lawyer can help you. Your lawyer will go over your legal options. You may be able to take legal action or join in an already existing class action lawsuit. However, research into the connection between hair straighteners and cancer is ongoing.
How to Prove Fault
To receive compensation, you must prove that you used the hair product in question, research must exist that demonstrates that chemical hair straightener causes uterine cancer, and you must prove damages. For instance, you must present medical records if your case goes to court so you can prove that you got cancer and show how much your treatments have cost you.
How to Maximize Your Compensation
Once you are able to prove damages, the next step is to calculate the full extent of your injuries. This includes your medical expenses, future medical bills, lost wages, lost future earning potential, and pain and suffering. You might also be entitled to compensation for infertility.
Being diagnosed with cancer will also place you under a lot of emotional distress and you deserve compensation for therapy or anything else you need to cope with this difficult period. It's essential to have as many details as possible because you'll then be able to maximize your compensation.
To get started, contact a personal injury law firm in your area such as Willis Spangler Starling.