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 here to help you navigate this difficult situation and explore your legal options.

Read on to learn more about how hair relaxers could impact your health and what steps you can take.

We will help determine if your use of hair straighteners caused your cancer.

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The Disturbing Truth About Hair Relaxers and Cancer Risk: What Women Should Know

Chemical hair relaxers have been popular for women looking to straighten their hair for many years. However, recent studies have shown a concerning link between the use of these products and an increased risk of:

– uterine cancer

– endometrial cancer

– non-serous ovarian cancer.

The chemicals in many hair relaxers have been found to disrupt hormone levels in the body, potentially leading to these types of cancers over time.

Have you been using chemical hair relaxers for an extended period and received a cancer diagnosis? Speaking with a Hair Relaxer Attorney at The Yost Legal Group is essential.

Some of these products contain chemicals like:

  • parabens
  • nitrosamines
  • bisphenol A (BPA)
  • metals
  • formaldehyde

These harmful chemicals can cause serious health problems, like certain types of cancer, such as uterine and ovarian cancer.

When you straighten your hair, your scalp absorbs these chemicals instead of them just sitting on your hair. These treatments can be harsh and may cause burns or lesions on your scalp. This can make it easier for harmful substances to enter your body and bloodstream.

One chemical to be particularly mindful of is formaldehyde, a substance notorious for its toxicity and cancer-causing potential. Next time you consider getting your hair straightened, remember that the risks might extend beyond just a bad hair day.

Hair straightener cancer includes uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, or non-serious ovarian cancer.

Stay informed and take care when choosing hair treatments. Your health is worth more than straight hair!

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From Straight Hair to Serious Health Concerns: The Cancer Risk of Chemical Relaxers

Our team handles product liability cases and can help you determine if your cancer diagnosis may be related to using these harmful products.

You may be eligible to file a hair relaxer lawsuit against the manufacturers of these hair relaxers and seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

You can click here to see many of the over-the-counter hair relaxers that are linked to causing cancer. Knowing which hair relaxers cause cancer is an important step. Many women have filed Dark and Lovely lawsuits and Olive Oil hair relaxer lawsuits.

It is crucial for women who have been diagnosed with uterine cancer or related conditions to understand their legal rights and options. You can get the guidance and support you need during this challenging time by contacting The Yost Legal Group.

Our experienced hair relaxer cancer lawyers will review your case thoroughly and work tirelessly to hold responsible parties accountable for any harm caused by their products.

Don’t hesitate to reach out by calling 1-800-967-8529. Your cancer diagnosis may be connected to the use of chemical hair relaxers. If you qualify, we will file a hair relaxer lawsuit.

In addition to seeking legal representation, it is also essential for women who have used chemical hair relaxers in the past to prioritize their health moving forward.

Reconsidering Hair Relaxers: The Alarming Link Between Straighteners and Cancer

Consider switching to natural alternatives or avoiding hair straightening treatments to reduce exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

Regular check-ups with your healthcare provider can also help catch potential health issues early on.

February 27, 2024, Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Update

At this time, over 8,200 cases are pending in the Multi-District Litigation. Document production and review are extremely important in large litigations such as this.

The Honorable Paul Grimm (retired) was hired as the Special Master for electronic discovery in this litigation.

In this role, he has been assigned to use his legal expertise to review and debrief complex issues and oversee other technical matters as assigned by the Judge.

More African American women have a higher risk of developing uterine cancer from chemical hair straightening products


Uterine Cancer and Hair Straighteners

Your health should always come first, especially when faced with a serious diagnosis like uterine cancer. The National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute have warned women of the risks associated with hair straighteners or relaxers.

More African American women have a higher risk of developing uterine cancer from chemical hair straightening products.

If you think chemical hair relaxers caused your cancer, contact The Yost Legal Group for help. We will file a hair relaxer cancer lawsuit on your behalf. Filing a lawsuit will send a strong message to the manufacturers of these dangerous products.

At The Yost Legal Group, our hair relaxer lawyers are dedicated to helping women. Let us work to seek justice and compensation for harm caused by these dangerous products.

Remember that you are not alone in this fight, and we are here to advocate for your rights every step of the way. Filing a hair straightener lawsuit is the first step toward seeking justice.

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The Yost Legal Group is representing women nationwide in filing hair relaxer lawsuits. As a leading personal injury law firm, we handle all types of product liability, birth injury, severe injury, and defective medical device cases.

If you have questions, we will help you find answers.

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FDA Updates Exactech Hip Implant Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration prompted medical-implant manufacturer Exactech to expand its voluntary hip implant recall to all models, not just some of them.

Exactech joint replacement devices are used to replace painful, arthritic joints due to osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and loss of normal structure and function in adults.

These devices are also used to improve previously failed joint replacement devices with adequate bone and soft tissue. All Exactech joint replacement devices contain a plastic component which should be in packaging that contains multiple oxygen-barrier layers as indicated in the package specification. The recalled devices were packaged in defective bags that were missing one of the oxygen barrier layers that protect devices from oxidation.

The FDA continues to work with Exactech to assess whether any of its other joint implants that contain polyethylene components packaged in defective bags may result in increased oxidation and similar risks. 

Voluntary Hip Implant Recalls

A hip implant or other product recall is like closing the barn doors after the horses run off. When the FDA recalls a dangerous medical device, people have already been hurt or at least put at unnecessary risk for serious injury. Furthermore, a recall does not compensate these survivors for their economic losses (medical bills) and noneconomic losses (pain and suffering). Only an experienced defective-medical-implant lawyer can help victims get the justice the deserve.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective Exactech hip implant, call us today for a free consultation (1-800-967-8529). If you have a case, we will help you get the justice you deserve

Additionally, an FDA “recall” is not exactly what most people would think of a “recall.” By law, the Food and Drug Administration cannot unilaterally recall products, no matter how dangerous they are. In a few cases, FDA bureaucrats can limit marketing activities or unilaterally take another action that is not particularly effective. But in most cases, the FDA can only publicly pressure companies to voluntarily recall their own products.

Even then, a product recall is usually a sales modification. The company adds a warning to a dangerous product and keeps selling it. Warning labels, especially in defective hip implant cases, create several legal issues. More on that below.

Exactech Hip Implant Issues

Metal-on-metal hip implants have a long and unsafe history. Most of these defective hip implants have design or manufacturing defects. However, Exactech’s defective implants have packaging issues. Therefore, the product is defective before a doctor even implants it.

Once upon a time, hip implant durability was not an issue. Most hip implant recipients were semi-retired people who were not physically active. Then, in the late 1990s into the early 2000s, people in their fifties and even forties started getting replacements. To cash in on this uptick, manufacturers began taking shortcuts.

But we are getting a little ahead of ourselves. Some metal-on-metal hip implants were defective before they reached consumers. The hip is basically a cup-and-socket joint. When the all-metal parts grind together, the friction releases tiny metal fragments into the body and causes metallosis (metal poisoning). 

Most manufacturers addressed this design defect by replacing some of the metal parts with ceramic parts. But the design defect was only part of the problem.

To cope with the increased demand, many hip implant manufacturers bought inexpensive parts from China and other overseas countries. These countries often have lax or nonexistent product safety laws. Therefore, many imported implant parts had high levels of mercury, cadmium, and other dangerous heavy metals.

The human body cannot process these toxic particles in unnatural amounts, so they accumulate in the body and cause a host of serious health problems.

Exactech hip implants, however, have a unique problem. The packaging does not properly prevent oxidation. A loaf of bread gets stale if you do not tie it up properly to keep the air out. Similarly, hip implants degrade if they are not tied up properly to keep the air out.

These defects lead to premature device failure. While routine, implants are still an invasive surgery, especially on older individuals. Once the device fails after implantation, a surgeon must fish the broken device out of the body and replace it with a new device—yet another invasive procedure. These multiple surgeries usually rob survivors of what little mobility they have left, assuming they are candidates for such risky procedures in the first place.

Your Legal Options

Survivors need and deserve financial compensation for device failure and other injuries. Additionally, the manufacturers who sold such products should accept responsibility for causing such problems in the first place. If a personal injury attorney files a legal action, that filing kills two birds with one stone. Defective implant survivors receive compensation. At the same time, companies face financial and reputational consequences.

Most attorneys file negligent failure to warn legal actions in these cases. Companies pride themselves on quality control measures. These companies are fully aware that the products they sell are defective. They just hope that if survivors file legal actions, they can beat those legal actions in court. These legal actions have basically four components:

  • Duty: Exactech and other companies have a duty to identify device safety issues—such as improper oxidation protection—and a duty to warn customers about them. This warning must be proportionate to the risk.
  • Breach: Exactech and other companies breach their duty of care when they do not warn customers or do not adequately warn them (e.g., placing a device failure warning on a long list of mild side effects). A personal injury lawyer typically partners with an industry expert who establishes the standard of care and testifies about the breach of care.
  • Cause: In most states, survivors must prove, by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not), that the failure to warn substantially caused their injuries. The standard is slightly different in some states. Plaintiffs must also establish foreseeability (possibility) of injury.
  • Damages: Device failure causes physical injuries. Device failure also causes emotional injuries. Compensation is available for both.

Assumption of the risk is one of the most common defenses in weak-warning cases. Companies like Exactech include serious side-effect warnings in the fine print. These warnings could reduce compensation in the case if the survivor saw the warning, could read the warning, and could understand what the warning meant.

In most states, jurors must divide injury responsibility on a percentage basis. For example, jurors might conclude, based on the evidence, that the company was 80% at fault for using defective packaging, and the survivor was 20% at fault for not heeding the warning.

Work with a Compassionate Defective Exactech Implant Lawyer

If you or a loved one had a defective Exactech hip implant removed after suffering harm, you may have a case, and The Yost Legal Group wants to help you seek justice. Injury victims are entitled to significant compensation for the harms they suffered. Call today: 1-800-967-8529.

Mismatched Blood Transfusion And Transfusion Reaction

A blood transfusion is a common medical procedure in which donated blood is provided to a patient through a narrow tube (IV catheter) placed within a vein in the arm. Blood transfusions become medically necessary for many reasons, including a need to replace blood in patients who suffer significant bleeding as the result of a major surgery or accidental injury. Blood transfusions are also needed by patients with blood disorders which interfere with their body’s ability to manufacture blood and/or blood components, such as blood platelets.

The four major blood groups (A, B, AB, and O) are determined by the presence or absence of specific antigens (on the surface of red blood cells) and specific antibodies (in the blood plasma). Every person has an ABO blood type, and is either blood type A, B, AB or O. In addition, all blood is designated by its Rh factor, depending on whether or not it contains another blood cell surface antigen, called the Rh factor. Blood is either Rh-positive (if the Rh factor antigen is part of the surface of its red blood cells) or Rh-negative (if its red blood cells do not include Rh factor antigens). There are very precise ways in which blood types must be matched for a safe transfusion. The blood donor and the recipient must have their blood types checked and cross-matched to ensure that the recipient’s immune system will not attack the donor blood.

If incompatible blood is given during a transfusion (donor and recipient blood types do not match), the donor cells are treated as if they were foreign invaders, and the patient’s immune system attacks them accordingly. This creates life threatening complications for the patient. If a transfusion reaction occurs, it renders the blood transfusion useless and can cause a potentially overwhelming activation of the transfused patient’s immune system and blood clotting system. This may result in the patient going into shock, kidney failure, circulatory collapse, and death.

The safe and effective administration of blood transfusion procedures involves the coordinated care of a variety of professional groups including nurses, doctors, laboratory scientists and blood banks. With that being said, there is absolutely no excuse for a patient receiving an incompatible blood transfusion. This preventable, careless medical mistake is often referred to as a “never event” – a patient treatment error that should under no circumstances occur.

If you or a loved one feel you are the victim of a medical mistake, contact The Yost Legal Group today at 1-800-YOST-LAW (800-403-7259). When you call, you will speak with an experienced Baltimore Medical Malpractice attorney absolutely FREE.

The attorneys at Yost Legal Group are experienced, caring professionals ready to investigate your claim with compassion and determination. Call us today to receive a free, confidential consultation about your possible case. At The Yost Legal Group, there is no fee or expense unless you recover.

More Bad News for Smith and Nephew

Smith & Nephew continues to issue additional recalls for its defective hip implant devices. By now, Smith & Nephew has established a clear pattern of manufacturing faulty and dangerous hip devices that harm rather than help innocent users of those products. In June of 2012, Smith & Nephew issued a recall of its R3 Acetabular System hip implant, followed by a voluntary market withdrawal of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Femoral System in June of 2015. In 2016, Smith & Nephew was forced to recall three additional hip implant products.

In August of 2016, Smith and Nephew recalled its Tandem Bipolar Hip System because of a manufacturing error that caused the device to fall apart inside the patient’s body, often within just a few weeks of surgery. Smith & Nephew manufactured the bipolar shells for this device out of specification. In issuing the recall, Smith & Nephew admitted that its negligence in manufacturing these devices could lead to a failure of the device that would require a revision surgery. They were forced to make this admission after product complaints and clinical study data showed a much a higher rate of problems for this device when compared to similar hip implants on the market.

In November of 2016, Smith and Nephew recalled its Modular SMF hip stem and Modular REDAPT hip systems. They again admitted that patients implanted with these devices may face a greater risk of the need for revision surgery based on data they collected.  Most of the problems were “metal related.” This means that like other Smith & Nephew metal-on-metal hip implant devices, many users of this product experienced dangerously high levels of chromium and cobalt in their blood. This forced innocent users of this defective product to undergo unnecessary revision surgeries.

Sadly, although time marches on, the story for Smith & Nephew remains the same. By continually putting profits ahead of the safety of individuals using its defective products, those persons are put at risk for suffering from harmful medical consequences. Our experienced lawyers fight for individuals who have been harmed by defective products. If you or a loved one has been injured or required revision surgery following a Smith & Nephew or other defective hip implant, the attorneys at the Yost Legal Group will investigate your lawsuit claim. For a free consultation, please call us at 1-800-YOSTLAW.


RoundUp Lawsuit

As Monsanto’s flagship product, the weed killer Roundup generates approximately $5 billion in annual sales for the company. In March of 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the highly respected World Health Organization, reported that Roundup contains a probable cancer causing chemical called glyphosate. Cases of persons suffering from the cancer known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma caused by exposure to Roundup have been filed and consolidated in a federal court Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in San Francisco. Documents produced in the MDL show that Monsanto desperately tried to hide information about the dangers of Roundup from the public in the form of falsified studies and protection from government agencies.

IARC’s report exposing Roundup’s glyphosate as a probable cause of cancer was supported by numerous scientific research studies. In particular, research studies, including one conducted as early as 2002, found an association between glyphosate and the cancer known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Faced with the damning evidence published by IARC, Monsanto struck back with a vengeance. Monsanto approached various regulatory departments of United States governmental agencies for the purpose of keeping information about its cancer causing Roundup a secret. Documents produced in the federal court MDL show that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department Health and Human Services conspired with Monsanto to hide Roundup’s glyphosate connection with causing cancer. Additionally, Monsanto conducted fraudulent studies designed to deceive governmental agencies and the public into concluding that Roundup’s glyphosate is safe and does not cause cancer. Monsanto submitted its phony studies to the EPA. Based on these studies, the EPA initially reported that Roundup’s glyphosate was “not likely to be carcinogenic,” but were later forced to remove this unsupported statement from the EPA website.

Monsanto’s dishonest effort to keep their carcinogenic product Roundup on the market displays a clear disregard for human life. Roundup constitutes one third of Monsanto’s sales revenues, leaving little doubt as to the motive for their shameful behavior. However, despite its power as a big corporation, Monsanto’s day of reckoning may not be far off. To date, more than 50 cases have been filed against Monsanto for cancer caused by Roundup in state and federal courts. The federal cases have all been consolidated into one Multi-district Litigation in San Francisco. The Monsanto Roundup litigation continues to grow, as lawsuit filings are increasing. It is anticipated that this litigation will ultimately grow to include thousands of cases and they will collectively hold Monsanto responsible for destroying countless lives for the sake of profit.

Roundup remains on the market as a product commonly used by many Americans, including farmers, landscapers, and gardeners. While the use of this toxic herbicide product remains common, its lesser known cancer causing risks are quickly coming to light.

If you or a loved one has non-Hodgins lymphoma cancer that may have been caused by exposure to Roundup, the experienced Mass Tort lawyers at The Yost Legal Group are here to help. Call The Yost Legal Group today at 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529) for a FREE, confidential, no-obligation consultation. At The Yost Legal Group, there is no fee or expense unless you recover.

Study Shows Cell Phone Use May Be Linked to Brain Cancer

A recent federal study conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) found that radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitted by cell phones is linked to an increased risk of brain cancer. The study, which cost $25 million dollars and was conducted over a 2 ½ year period, showed that RF radiation can promote the growth of two types of tumors – glioma and schwannoma.

Although these results were obtained during experiments performed on rodents, the authors feel that this study “could have broad implications for public health.” The study showed that the incidence rate of malignant glioma and schwannoma tumors increased with exposure to RFR.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently denies that there is any scientific evidence to support the link between cell phone radiation and the risk of brain tumors. However, the results of this study suggest that more research must be done on this topic in the interest of protecting public safety and health. The researchers of this multi-million dollar study wrote that the results “appear to support” the conclusion that RF radiation may indeed be carcinogenic.

Every year, there are 25,000 malignant brain tumors diagnosed in the U.S. Malignant brain tumors are the most common cause of cancer-related deaths for people between the ages of 15 and 39, and about 80% of malignant brain tumors are gliomas.

To read more about the results of this study, click here.

The authors of this study believe that there still is not enough data to declare definitively that cell phone radiation has no link to cancer. More research on the potential link between cell phone radiation and brain tumors is still being conducted. At The Yost Legal Group, our goal is to inform and educate consumers about potential health risks.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective or unsafe product, call The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529). When you call, you will receive a FREE, confidential consultation with one of our experienced Baltimore Product Liability attorneys.

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