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New York Times Finally Covers Hair Relaxer Litigation

After 8,000 Hair Relaxer Lawsuits Filed, Mainstream Media Pay Attention to Cancer Risk Earlier this month, on June 13, 2024, New York Times Magazine contributing writer Linda Villarosa published “The Disturbing Truth About Hair Relaxers.” Her expansive 6,300-word article was the ripe fruit born from over a year of research about hair relaxer lawsuits. She...

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The Link Between Hair Relaxers and Uterine Cancer

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, or non-serious ovarian cancer? It may be related to the over-the-counter use of chemical hair relaxers. The long-term use of these products is linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancers in women. At The Yost Legal Group, we are...

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Warning About Chemical Hair Relaxers and Cancer

Occasional use of chemical hair relaxers usually is not dangerous. But regular or heavy use is often hazardous. If a woman’s hair does not absorb all of the harsh chemicals present in the relaxer, they go to her scalp, are absorbed through her skin, and then alter the hormone balance in her body. In fact,...

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Major Issues with Hair Relaxers Lead to Lawsuits

Hair relaxers often contain formaldehyde, benzene, and parabens, three known dangerous substances. These products also contain phthalates, bisphenol A, ammonium thioglycolate, guanidine carbonate, dimethyl sulfoxide, and other powerful chemicals that are not entirely safe. As such, according to the U.S. government, women who use hair relaxers have three times the risk of certain kinds of...

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Learn About the Link Between Chemical Hair Relaxers and Uterine Cancer

It was a beautiful day in June, and Grace was getting ready for work. She had been using chemical hair relaxers and straighteners for years. It was part of her beauty routine to keep her hair looking great. Little did she know that the chemicals in these products may have been putting her at risk...

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Understanding Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) – How To Spot The Signs

What is Necrotizing Enterocolitis? Around 1 in every 1,000 premature infants develop Necrotizing Enterocolitis (commonly known as NEC). Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) affects both the stomach and intestine. The intestinal tissue becomes enlarged and dies off.  NEC mainly occurs in babies that are born before 38 weeks, those that are given a feeding tube, or babies...

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Baby Formula Linked to Increased Risk for NEC in Premature Infants

More and more parents across the country are filing suit against manufacturers of cow-milk formula designed for preterm infants. Studies have provided evidence that cow-milk formula has been linked to a condition called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature babies, the result of which can be deadly. Despite evidence of the risk posed by these products,...

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Link Between Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Cows’ Milk-Based Baby Formula and Fortifiers Exposed

The Yost Legal Group has produced an important educational video about the alarming link between certain types of baby formula and fortifiers (those that are specifically manufactured for premature infants) made with cows’ milk and Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) in premature babies (babies born prior to 37 weeks gestation). NEC is a serious gastrointestinal condition with...

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Baby Formulas Made from Cow Milk Linked to Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) in Premature Babies

One in ten babies born in the United States in 2020 was premature. There were 3.6 million births that year. That means roughly 360,000 premature newborns. That number shows premature births are not an uncommon occurrence. All babies need special attention and care, even more so for premature babies. However, companies like Abbott Laboratories and...

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Unanimous Jury – Roundup Causes Cancer

BAYER’S FEET HELD TO THE FIRE AFTER JURY FINDS THAT ROUNDUP CAUSED CALIFORNIA MAN’S NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA Bayer is certainly feeling the heat with its stock plummeting 12.5%, overnight (the biggest intraday loss in 16 years – estimated to have cost Bayer about $9.1 billion), after a second California jury ruled on Tuesday (March 19, 2019),...

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