‘Just for Men’ is a chemical hair dyeing product targeting men who want to dye gray hairs. It contains chemicals that are powerful enough to penetrate scalp hair, in addition to beards, mustaches, and sideburns. While this product has been on the market since 1987, hundreds of men have come forward in the recent past after having sustained chemical burns and other injuries after they used the product. If you’ve been injured after using this coloring product, you can file a Nebraska ‘Just for Men’ burn lawsuit.
Why Are ‘Just for Men’ Burn Lawsuits Being Filed?
Like all hair dyes, ‘Just for Men’ products contain a number of chemicals. While many of these chemicals are safe for consumers to come in contact with, there are others that pose health risks. One chemical, para-phenylenediamine (PPD) is a well-known allergen. While this dark green chemical has been used in hair dyes since the 1980s, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) now recognizes that the chemical causes allergic reactions in five to seven percent of users.
Even though the manufacturers of the product, Combe, Inc. and Combe International, claimed their product formula had remained the same, many of the men who suffered reactions had been using the product for more than a decade. Studies claim the darker colors of the dye contain more PPD, which suggests African American users are at an even more increased risk of being injured. In addition to using a known allergen, the company also failed to provide adequate information on how to safely conduct a skin-patch test to determine if the chemical is safe to use on the face and head.
‘Just for Men’ lawsuits are being filed against Combe, Inc. and Combe International. A number of accusations are being made against the company, stating that they failed to warn consumers about the potential risks of the chemicals in the product, they were negligent in the design manufacturing, and control of the product, they failed to provide proper instructions on how to test the product on the face prior to use, and they failed to reformulate the product after certain ingredients, like PPD, were found to be harmful.
Injuries Related to ‘Just for Men’ Products
According to the NCBI, PPD can cause acute, subacute, or chronic dermatitis. While dermatitis is not contagious, it can be painful. Most dermatitis forms as an itchy, reddened rash. The severity of the rash a person gets is dependent upon how much of the PPD chemical is in the product. In addition to dermatitis, the most common conditions victims of ‘Just for Men’ products are treated for include the following:
- Severe irritation
- Facial swelling
- Blisters or sores
- Severe chemical burns
- Skin discoloration
- Severe discomfort or itching
- Scarring, scabs, or lesions
While some of the injuries listed above can be treated with a quick trip to the doctor’s office, others could result in hospitalization and lifelong consequences. Chemical burns, for example, can be difficult to treat if they’ve penetrated multiple layers of skin. Skin graphs and reconstructive surgery may be necessary. If you’ve suffered any of the above injuries or a condition that was not listed, contact our personal injury lawyers to find out if you have the grounds to file a Nebraska ‘Just for Men’ burn lawsuit.
In addition to the physical harm, victims of the dangerous PPD chemical will also have to find ways to handle financial and emotional ramifications. If the injuries are severe enough, a person could have to take time off work. This can make things difficult financially, especially while trying to pay for hospital bills and other medical expenses. If the injury resulted in disfigurement, the victim might suffer from emotional distress and pain and suffering.
Filing a product liability claim with our lawyers may be the only way to hold the company responsible for their negligence and obtain the means you need to move forward.
What to Do If You’ve Suffered a Reaction
If you’ve suffered a severe allergic reaction or chemical burns after using ‘Just for Men’ hair dye or beard and mustache dye, you can contact Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO to learn about your rights. A statute of limitation may apply to you case. This limits the time you have to take legal action. As a result, you’ll want to get in touch with one of our lawyers as soon as possible.
We help victims of defective products all over Nebraska. If you were injured by a ‘Just for Men’ product, we’ll work to gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf that proves you were wrongfully hurt and deserve compensation. Schedule a free initial consultation with us today. We’ll start by reviewing your claim and help you determine how best to proceed based on your unique circumstances.