Hair relaxer products have become an essential part of daily beauty routines for many women. Thanks to hair relaxers, women with naturally curly hair can have straight hair. The hair relaxer products release the tight structure of the curl and re-form its bonds with the hair straightened, which can help women experiment with different looks and styles.
Unfortunately, those products might not offer the innocent beauty treatment and experience many women hope for. Many hair relaxer products contain ingredients that can serve as endocrine disruptors, which may increase the risk of developing several conditions, including uterine fibroids.
Did you develop uterine fibroids after using a hair relaxer regularly? You may have the right to compensation for damages associated with those losses. Dolman Law Group can help you learn more about your right to compensation. Contact us at 833-552-7274 to learn more about your rights.
- Dolman Law Group: Help With Your Hair Relaxer Uterine Fibroids Lawsuit
- Uterine Fibroids After Using Hair Relaxers? Take a Look at Possible Compensation
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- Understanding the Link Between Uterine Fibroids and Hair Relaxer Use
- Dealing With the Insurance Company or the Hair Relaxer Company: What to Expect
- Contact a Lawyer to Learn About Your Rights After Developing Uterine Fibroids With Hair Relaxer Use
Dolman Law Group: Help With Your Hair Relaxer Uterine Fibroids Lawsuit
Dealing with any lawsuit on your own can feel incredibly draining. When you find yourself dealing with the impact of uterine fibroids while navigating your claim, it can leave you without resources to focus on your recovery. At Dolman Law Group, we aim to provide the support our clients need to navigate those difficult claims.
We offer the small-firm feel you need to feel cared for as we resolve your claim.
At Dolman Law Group, we understand the emotional and financial difficulty that can accompany a devastating diagnosis. While we cannot help with your medical prognosis, we can help alleviate some of the pressure of your injury claim. We aim to offer responsive, ongoing support to all our clients so they can feel confident regarding the outcome of their claims.
We have the resources needed to take on the big names.
When you file a hair relaxer lawsuit related to uterine fibroids, you may wonder if you have the resources you need to go up against those companies. After all, they have large legal teams dedicated to reducing the impact they have to face, even when their clients may have ended up dealing with devastating consequences due to the company’s general negligence and the chemicals in their products.
At Dolman Law Group, we have the resources to take on even the big names in hair products. For many clients, that can lead to enhanced feelings of confidence about the outcome of the claim.
We aim to make it as easy as possible to get the support you need.
At Dolman Law Group, we have locations on both Florida coasts and across the country. The Dolman Law Group works with local counsel in any jurisdiction outside Florida for the purpose of filing lawsuits in jurisdictions wherein we are not licensed. Thus, we will follow each State’s ethical rules to ensure a local attorney is involved.
We aim to make it simple for clients who need our services to get to our offices and connect with us. If you cannot come in person for any reason, we can provide a virtual consultation to help give you a better understanding of your next steps. Furthermore, we do not charge our initial consultation or legal services upfront. Instead, we take most claims on a contingent fee basis.
If you have uterine fibroids related to hair relaxer use, do not wait. Contact Dolman Law Group today to start moving forward with your claim.
Uterine Fibroids After Using Hair Relaxers? Take a Look at Possible Compensation
Uterine fibroids occur when noncancerous growths that can range from tiny seedlings to larger, more bulky masses develop in the uterus. They occur most often during the childbearing years. Often, patients with uterine fibroids will have no obvious symptoms. In other cases, however, fibroids can lead to considerable problems.
They can cause many issues, including heavier bleeding during menstrual periods, longer-lasting periods, constipation, and pain in the pelvis, back, or legs. Uterine fibroids may also cause constipation or urinary difficulty, including frequent urination or difficulty completely emptying the bladder. Symptoms of uterine fibroids may depend on where the fibroid occurs: inside the uterine wall, in the larger uterine cavity, or projecting outside the uterus.
The compensation you can recover for uterine fibroids may depend on the extent of your symptoms and what treatment you may require. For example, some patients will:
- Take hormone medications for uterine fibroids, which can block further production of estrogen and progesterone and decrease the growth rate of fibroids.
- Use ultrasound surgery to remove uterine fibroids.
- Try minimally invasive surgical procedures, including destroying uterine fibroids without removing them from the body.
- Need surgery to help treat uterine fibroids.
Most of the time, the compensation you can recover for your uterine fibroids will depend on the extent of the medical difficulty caused by those fibroids. Women who need extensive, invasive procedures may spend more on their medical care and may, as a result, deserve more compensation for their injuries.
Your lawyer may also want to ask several questions about your recovery and the difficulties you have faced due to your uterine fibroids.
Did you have to miss work because of treatment for uterine fibroids?
While some treatment for uterine fibroids proves relatively noninvasive, other treatments require much more substantial time and recovery investment. For example, some patients may end up with a hysterectomy to treat the symptoms associated with uterine fibroids. A hysterectomy removes the uterus and, in some cases, the other reproductive organs. After a hysterectomy, women may need between 6 and 8 weeks to recover. During that time, they may have to limit their work tasks or even avoid work altogether for several weeks.
That lost time at work can lead to substantial financial complications. Patients who missed work because of treatment for uterine fibroids may have the right to claim compensation for those losses.
What suffering did your uterine fibroids cause?
While some fibroids may cause few or no symptoms, others can cause symptoms that may lead to substantial suffering. Not only that, in some cases, treatment for uterine fibroids can lead to infertility: for example, if you have to have a hysterectomy. Talk to your lawyer about what suffering you may have experienced due to uterine fibroids due to hair relaxer use since you may have the right to claim compensation for that suffering.
Understanding the Link Between Uterine Fibroids and Hair Relaxer Use
Many hair products commonly used to help relax curls, including typical hair relaxers, may contain chemicals that can cause hormone disruption. Hormone disruption can cause several potential difficulties for many women, including an increased risk of developing uterine fibroids. In many cases, the chemicals in hair relaxer products get absorbed through scalp lesions and burns, leading to a higher degree of exposure than in other beauty products. High levels of hormones in the body can also cause fibroids to grow larger, leading to more symptoms.
Black women are more likely to develop these symptoms since they use these products more often.
Dealing With the Insurance Company or the Hair Relaxer Company: What to Expect
When you have a devastating diagnosis related to using a product you once loved and used regularly, you may hope that the company will make things right. Unfortunately, the company may not make the claim process as smooth as you would like. You may notice some challenges when dealing with the company or its business insurance company.
The insurance company may claim that hair relaxer use did not cause your uterine fibroids.
A family history of uterine fibroids or other risk factors may make it more difficult to clearly show that hair relaxer use contributed to the development of uterine fibroids. The insurance company may argue that you do not deserve compensation because you would likely have developed uterine fibroids anyway.
The company may try to deny the extent of the damages you faced because of uterine fibroids.
In many cases, women find uterine fibroids relatively mild. Some women adopt a “wait and see” approach rather than pursuing aggressive treatment because the fibroids do not cause them particular pain. However, other women can experience more severe symptoms and require more treatment. You may have to fight with the insurance company to show the full extent of the damages you have sustained.
At Dolman Law Group, we have the resources necessary to take on those big names in insurance and in hair relaxer companies, which means that we have the means to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
How do I know if I have the right to file a claim for uterine fibroids related to hair relaxer use?
If you have uterine fibroids and used hair relaxers regularly, including more than four uses in the year, before developing symptoms of uterine fibroids, you may have the right to file a claim for compensation for the damages you sustained due to hair relaxer use. If you have questions about whether you have the right to file a claim or how much compensation you deserve, contact a lawyer to get a better idea of what you should do next.
What should I do after a uterine fibroid diagnosis related to hair relaxer use?
If you are dealing with a uterine fibroid diagnosis, you may be more worried about treatment than your right to file a claim for compensation in the initial days. However, you can do several things to help protect your right to compensation and increase the odds that you will get the full compensation you deserve.
- Document your symptoms, including any emotional symptoms related to your recovery. Take the time to write down the challenges you have faced because of your uterine fibroids, including the physical pain you have dealt with and the emotional struggle related to infertility in the case of some types of surgical treatment. Later, you can refer back to that journal to help you lay out the suffering you have faced so you can include it as part of your claim.
- Keep track of all medical bills associated with your uterine fibroids, including expenses related to both diagnosis and treatment. Keep in mind that in some cases, you may see more than one bill for the same procedure: for example, if you have surgery, you may receive a separate invoice from the anesthesiologist.
- Talk to a lawyer as soon as you can. Dealing with uterine fibroids can prove challenging enough on its own, especially if you have severe or ongoing symptoms. A lawyer can help you understand your right to compensation and protect it as much as possible, including ensuring that you move forward with your claim before the statute of limitations expires.
What do I have to prove to show the link between uterine fibroids and hair relaxer use?
Talk to your lawyer about what evidence you may have to present to clearly display that you used a hair relaxer regularly and have uterine fibroids. In most cases, your medical records will provide clear evidence of those fibroids and their impact on you, including the extent of the treatment you require. In addition, you may need to show that you regularly used hair relaxers, including what specific products you may have used. A lawyer can walk you through how to best establish evidence related to your claim.
Contact a Lawyer to Learn About Your Rights After Developing Uterine Fibroids With Hair Relaxer Use
Did you suffer uterine fibroids as a result of your hair relaxer use? A personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. With offices across both Florida coasts, you can easily reach Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, at 833-552-7274, or you can write to us using our online contact page.