‘Just For Men’ Hair Dye Reportedly Causes Severe Skin Reactions
Just For Men is a popular hair-coloring product that has existed since the late 1980s. The product is marketed to alter hair and facial hair color, especially toward men who are going gray. While Just For Men has been shown to effectively alter hair color, complaints and lawsuits have been filed alleging that it can cause severe skin reactions.
Dangerous Side Effects of ‘Just For Men’
In one recent lawsuit in New York, the plaintiff used Just For Men according to the instructions on the package. The same day as applying the product, he suffered a severe reaction — the areas where he had applied the product broke out in sores, redness and extreme swelling. The plaintiff also claimed that he developed cellulitis, a serious bacterial infection of the skin, which can spread quickly to other body parts.
The experience of the plaintiff in the New York lawsuit has been shared by many others. Many long time users of Just For Men have even accused the brand of changing their formula, after developing painful reactions for the first time after years of use with no reaction. Some of the common harsh effects have included:
- A rapidly spreading skin rash
- Difficulty breathing
- Hives or swelling of the eyes and face
- Blistering of skin and scalp weeping
What to do if You Experience a Painful Skin Reaction
If you experience a bad reaction from using Just For Men, immediately wash the dye off of your skin with shampoo and discontinue using it. If your reaction is severe, contact your doctor or visit the emergency room immediately.
You should also save the opened bottle of product as it could become important in supporting a claim, should you choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. In addition, you should document the effects of the product by taking photos and writing down the details of when you used it and what occurred.
Can I Seek Legal Action?
Roberts & Roberts urges you to get a thorough legal evaluation of your situation. If it is shown that Just For Men was negligent and did not properly warn of the harmful effects of their product, injured persons can be awarded compensation.
Roberts and Roberts is offering legal consultations to persons injured by Just For Men. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact us.