Tanning Bed Melanoma Lawsuits
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is one of the fastest-growing cancers among white Americans.
Millions of Americans want that bronzed glow all year long. It is estimated that nearly 30 million people visit tanning salons in the U.S., almost 2.5 million of them are teenagers. However, the consequences of using tanning beds are alarming.
Signs and Symptoms of Melanoma
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is one of the fastest-growing cancers among white Americans. An increase in this type of cancer has been seen from 1997 and 2006. In this time period the use of tanning beds across the country exploded. Researches say that there is a clear link between the increase of tanning bed use and the rise in melanoma.
The following are signs and symptoms of Melanoma:
- Discolored skin
- Growth of new moles
- Existing moles that change in size, shape or color
- Moles with unusual shapes or are more than one color
- Moles that bleed or leak
It is important to seek medical attention from a doctor to determine whether or not you have melanoma.
Link Between Tanning Beds and Melanoma
The nonprofit Melanoma Research Foundation claims that exposure to the UV radiation from tanning beds can increase a person’s risk of melanoma by as much as 75% for people 30 or younger.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with melanoma and have a history of tanning bed exposure, you may qualify to file a lawsuit. You may be able to claim compensation for your injuries, medical bills, cost of treatments, and lost wages as a result.
Contact the St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers at the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm if you or somebody you know has been harmed as a result of exposure to tanning beds. Call us today at (314) 588-7200 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free and private consultation.