Have You Been Injured? We're Ready to Fight for You.

Louisville, KY Just for Men® Lawyer

Just For Men® hair dye, produced by Combe Incorporated, has been shown to cause severe allergic reactions and chemical burns in consumers across the country that may subject the company to law suits and possible class actions.  Just For Men® contains the chemical, p-Phenylenediamine (PPD), and needs a higher concentration of PPD, the darker the shade of the dye.

PPD is known to be a dangerous chemical, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned its use in products applied directly to the skin. PPD also has the dubious distinction of being appointed the “Allergen of the Year” in 2006 by the American Contact Dermatitis Society in their effort to raise awareness of the danger PPD presents to consumers.

Although PPD is banned from being used in products applied directly to the skin, Just For Men® is being produced and marketed in part as a dye for facial hair and often includes a specialized applicator brush for facial hair. After using Just For Men®, many consumers are experiencing allergic reactions requiring hospitalization, facial scarring and disfigurement, severe burns, and permanent changes to the pigment of their skin.

Included in the Just For Men® packaging is a “skin patch test” that the consumer is supposed to perform on his inner elbow. However, the test is woefully inadequate. Facial skin is more sensitive and prone to reaction,  and allergy tests should only be performed by trained dermatologists. The “skin patch test” has been banned in Europe since 2007, after a determination by the European Commission Scientific Committee on Consumer Products that the test was unreliable.

The higher the concentration of PPD, the more dramatic, or darker, the effect of the dye on hair.  PPD is marketed for use specifically by men,  although a Cleveland Clinic study from 2001 published in the American Journal of Contact Dermatitis shows that PPD has a higher sensitivity rate in males. According to the Cleveland Clinic researchers, PPD sensitivity exists in 4.7 percent of Caucasian women and 4.2 percent of white men. However, PPD sensitivity for African-American women is 6.3%, and is at an astonishing 21.2% for African-American men.

Because the dye needs more PPD for darker shades, African-American men, the group with the highest risk of sensitivity to PPD, are being deliberately exposed to the highest volume of PPD by Combe Incorporated. The increased risk, although fully known to Combe Incorporated and the scientific community, is not included anywhere on the warning label.

Don't wait. We're ready to fight.
Call us at 502.473.6540 or fill out this form.

Getting Help from a Louisville, KY Just for Men® Lawyer

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury from Just For Men® hair dye, you should act immediately. The time you have to receive fair compensation for your injuries is dependent on the date of the injury and the state you live in. For Kentucky residents, time is of the essence.

For a FREE consultation call 877-955-7001 or contact Tad Thomas, a Louisville, KY Just for Men® lawyer at Thomas Law Offices.

 

Free Case Evaluation

At Thomas Law Offices, our personal injury attorneys recognize that our potential clients are likely going through some of the most difficult times of their lives. We don't want you to have to worry about paying out of pocket for legal advice when you're just starting to learn your legal rights and options. That's why we provide free case evaluations. We'll offer our expert advice about your potential case and walk you through how we can help you.

Call us or fill out the form below to tell us about your potential case and a personal injury lawyer will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Meet Our Founder

Tad Thomas - Trial Lawyer

Tad Thomas

Managing Partner

Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

Legal & Firm News

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Columbia, MO – 2022 Edition

As magical as they may be, we all know the holidays can be stressful. Thomas Law Offices is pleased to present our 2022 edition of The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Columbia, MO—a list we hope will take just a bit of chaos out of the season. We’ve compiled some of the best events, […]

Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Chicago – 2022 Edition

Chicago may see its fair share of bitterly cold weather and experience what seems like endless snowfalls during its long winters. However, that doesn’t stop our midwestern city’s residents and tourists from making the rounds to local festivities to celebrate the seasonal spirit, nearby shops while on the hunt for unique gifts, or hidden gem […]

Read More

What Are the Three Most Common Complaints About Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes provide an essential service to the citizens of our communities. These long-term care facilities are meant to be a haven where residents can enjoy safety, health, emotional wellbeing, and meaningful social relationships—while receiving the hands-on, round-the-clock care their age or condition requires. But like any type of organization, there are good nursing homes, […]

Read More
Tad Thomas on The National Crime Victim Bar Association
National Civil Justice Institute - Trustee
Tad Thomas on Lawyer Minds
Tad Thomas on American Association for Justice
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Ohio Association for Justice
Kentucky Justice Association
Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America
Martindale Hubbell Preeminent
2021 Public Justice Member
AAJ Masters of Trial Law: Champion