Many women think nothing of using hair relaxer products regularly. Those hair relaxers help relax the tight coil in curls, leaving women with straight hair and smooth, sleek styles. Unfortunately, recent research suggests that those products might not prove as harmless as most women think. They may contain endocrine-disrupting products that may interfere with the reproductive system and create a number of potential health effects, including an increased risk of developing endometriosis.
Endometriosis can have serious health consequences for many women, including ongoing pain and complications. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we want to help our clients get the compensation they may deserve for those losses. Contact us at (727) 451-6900 to schedule your free case evaluation.
Dolman Law Group: Help For Hair Relaxer Endometriosis Lawsuits
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand that dealing with the aftermath of a devastating diagnosis like endometriosis can feel overwhelming. You may often find yourself wondering how to navigate the next steps on your quest for compensation, including how you can best increase your odds of recovering reasonable compensation for your financial and non-financial losses. We aim to walk through that process with our clients, increasing the odds that they will have satisfactory outcomes.
We Keep The Lines Of Communication Open And Provide Ongoing Support.
You have enough challenges to deal with due to your endometriosis diagnosis. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we try to make the lawsuit process as painless as possible. We work with our clients to provide a high standard of communication and support. If you have questions, we try to answer them. We also make sure you stay informed about each stage of the claim process, decreasing your worries about what comes next.
We Have The Resources Needed To Take On The Big Names In Hair Relaxers.
When you file a claim against a big-name provider, you may wonder whether you have the resources to fight that fight. Companies like L'Oreal, Strength of Nature, Nameste Laboratories, and SoftSheen may all have extensive legal teams and the resources to fight against a lawsuit. You need a law firm with the resources to stand up for the compensation you deserve. When you partner with Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, as you move forward with your claim, you will have our extensive resources behind you, including the tools you need to go up against those big-name providers.
We Make It Easy For You To Get In Touch.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have offices on both Florida coasts and throughout the country. We make it as easy as possible for our clients to get in touch with us. If you cannot come to one of our conveniently-located offices in person, we can connect with you for a virtual consultation.
Furthermore, our personal injury lawyers provide our clients with strategies that can make legal services more affordable. We start with a free case evaluation to help you go over the compensation you may deserve and how to best acquire it. Next, we accept most hair relaxer and endometriosis cases on a contingent fee basis: instead of paying upfront, you will pay out a percentage of your settlement once we help win your case.
Ready to fight for the compensation you deserve after hair relaxer use led to endometriosis? Contact Dolman Law Group today at (727) 451-6900.
Compensation For Endometriosis Related To Hair Relaxer Use
Using hair relaxers has been a normal part of life for many women, particularly women of color. Unfortunately, that hair relaxer use may have led to more substantial problems than many women realized. Endometriosis can cause a number of potential challenges, including excessive bleeding, painful periods, or infertility.
How much compensation do you deserve for those losses? At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we cannot guarantee the compensation you can recover for endometriosis related to hair relaxer use. However, we can help our clients break down the compensation they may deserve based on the losses they have sustained.
Diagnosing and treating endometriosis can prove very expensive. Patients may need ultrasounds, MRIs, and even exploratory surgery to help determine whether they may have endometriosis. Then, treatment begins. Some patients manage endometriosis with pain medications and hormone therapy. Others, however, may need more intensive treatment, including surgery.
Furthermore, many women with endometriosis have infertility. Infertility treatments can range between $15,000 and as much as $30,000 per cycle as women fight to have a child despite damaging symptoms. Other women may go on to have a hysterectomy because of their symptoms.
Talk to your lawyer about all the medical costs you may have faced because of endometriosis related to hair relaxer use, including the potential cost of infertility treatments. Your lawyer can help you determine how much compensation you can recover for those medical bills.
For some women, endometriosis can prove debilitating. Those women may find themselves missing considerable time at work due to their symptoms or as they pursue treatment for their losses. Wage losses can continue to mount as women try more invasive treatments for endometriosis increasingly. Talk to your lawyer about the time you may have missed work because of endometriosis and how endometriosis has impacted your earning ability. You may have the right to include compensation for those losses as part of your claim.
Pain And Suffering
Endometriosis causes substantial physical pain for many patients. Not only that, it can cause considerable ongoing suffering in a number of other areas. For many women, for example, the inability to have children may cause severe emotional distress. Discovering that endometriosis related to hair relaxer use caused infertility and the associated struggles can prove even more distressing.
Talk to your lawyer about your suffering because of your hair relaxer use and endometriosis diagnosis. Have you had substantial, disabling physical pain because of endometriosis, especially as it spreads? Have you ended up struggling with the impact of infertility? A lawyer can help you include compensation for that suffering as part of your injury claim.
Hair Relaxer And Endometriosis: What You Need To Know
According to recent studies, many of the chemicals in hair relaxer products can cause hormonal disruption. Hormonal disruption in women can cause a number of challenges, including an increased risk of developing endometriosis.
Women of color use hair relaxer products much more often than other populations. Even with the recent move toward more acceptance of natural hair, many black women have continued to use those products. As a result, those populations have faced a greater risk of adverse conditions related to hair relaxer use, including a higher risk of developing endometriosis.
Women who use hair relaxer products may face a higher degree of exposure to damaging chemicals because those chemicals can enter the body through lesions or burns on the scalp, which may also result from frequent product use or sensitivity to the particular type of product used.
If you suffered endometriosis due to hair relaxer use, you might have the right to pursue compensation for the damages you have sustained. However, you may need to file a claim before the statute of limitations runs out in your case. Talk to a lawyer to learn more.
What Should I Do After An Endometriosis Diagnosis Related To Hair Relaxer Use?
If you believe that hair relaxer use contributed to your endometriosis diagnosis, you may need to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you determine whether you may deserve compensation for the damages you have suffered, including complications like infertility. Keep in mind that research continues to strive for information connecting endometriosis to hair relaxer use. A lawyer can help find the latest studies and evidence that will help prove your case.
Your lawyer may also recommend that you take several steps to protect your right to compensation.
- Keep up with the medical bills related to endometriosis. Endometriosis often causes lifelong symptoms, which may mean a steady stream of medical bills. Furthermore, if you need fertility treatments or other interventions, it can further increase the cost of your recovery. Talk to a lawyer about what medical bills you can include as part of your claim, including the cost of fertility treatments.
- Document your struggles. You may want to keep a journal or other record of the specific challenges you have faced because of an endometriosis diagnosis. Your journal will help provide key dates for diagnoses or procedures. The journal can contain information about your ongoing emotional state as you deal with the symptoms and help display the full extent of your suffering, including struggles with infertility.
- Follow your care plan carefully. You want to show that you have done your part to limit the symptoms of endometriosis and that, as a result, you deserve compensation for any remaining symptoms or medical bills.
Do I Need A Lawyer To File A Hair Relaxer And Endometriosis Lawsuit?
If you have endometriosis related to hair relaxer use, having an experienced lawyer on your side can significantly impact your claim and the compensation you can recover. Working with a lawyer can, first and foremost, provide you with more information about how to move forward with a claim. You may feel confident that you have taken care of all the necessary steps when you have an attorney to guide you through the process. An attorney can also:
- Help you collect copies of your medical records and other documentation. You may need to establish carefully the extent of the damages you have faced, the treatment you have sought, and what suffering you have dealt with to put together your claim. A lawyer can help you find and pull together that key evidence as part of a comprehensive injury claim.
- Provide evidence that links your hair relaxer use with your diagnosis. A lawyer may work with medical experts to help lay out your suffering and the possible connection between hormone disruption caused by the chemicals in many hair relaxer products and your endometriosis diagnosis.
- Negotiate with the insurance company or hair relaxer company on your behalf. Dealing with negotiations on your own can prove very frustrating, especially if the insurance company tries tricks like pressuring you to accept a low settlement offer. A lawyer can help navigate those interactions on your behalf.
Many clients find that working with a lawyer increases the compensation they recover for injuries related to hair relaxer use, including endometriosis or infertility.
What Do I Need To Do To Establish My Right To Compensation After Using A Hair Relaxer And Suffering Endometriosis?
Your lawyer will need to establish two key pieces of information to show that you deserve compensation for hair relaxer use and endometriosis. First, your lawyer will need to show that you suffered an endometriosis diagnosis and the relevant symptoms and challenges that may go along with that diagnosis.
Your medical records will likely provide that key evidence. Next, your lawyer will work with you to lay out which hair relaxer products you used, including brands like L'Oreal, Strength of Nature, Nameste Laboratories, and SoftSheen. By establishing which brands you used and how often you used them, you can better determine how to direct your lawsuit.
Did You Develop Endometriosis After Regularly Using Hair Relaxer Products?
The impact of using a hair relaxer can go far beyond loosening your curls. In many cases, it can lead to long-term consequences, including an increased risk of developing endometriosis. You may have the right to compensation if you face an endometriosis diagnosis after ongoing hair relaxer use. With offices across both Florida coasts, you can easily reach Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, at (727) 451-6900, or you can write to us using our online contact page.