Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit
As consumers, we always trust that the products we buy to use are safe to use. However, some products can have harmful and sometimes life-threatening consequences. This has been the case with certain chemical hair straighteners, which have been linked to several health problems, including cancer.
If you or a loved one suffered the harmful health effects from using a chemical hair straightener, you should consider seeking the guidance of an experienced attorney who specializes in handling product liability cases to find out if you are eligible to join a hair relaxer lawsuit.
At Whitener Law, our product liability lawyers are filing cases against several chemical hair straightener companies. Our team has decades of experience in securing compensation for people harmed by dangerous products. Call us today at [phone] for a free case review to see if you are eligible for a case.
Why Are People Filing Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits?
Chemical hair straighteners and relaxers contain harsh chemicals. Some of the most commonly used ingredients in these products include guanidine, phthalates, sodium hydroxide, and formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, and repeated exposure to the compound has been shown to increase the risk of cancer. Some Phytalates, like DEHP, are also known endocrine disruptors and possible carcinogens. Guanidine is also a harmful substance that could cause eye damage, skin irritation, and other health problems. Sodium hydroxide is a strong alkali that could cause burns and other skin injuries, not to mention hair damage and hair loss.
Moreover, scientific research published after a 2022 study conducted by the National Institute of Health found that women who use chemical hair relaxers, hair straighteners, and similar products have an increased risk of developing endometrial cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, and other health issues.
The first person to file a hair straightener lawsuit was Jenny Mitchell, who was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2018. Mitchell’s lawsuit alleged that exposure to phthalates and other endocrine-disruptor chemicals in hair relaxers she used caused her to develop endometrial cancer at the age of 28. She had to undergo a full hysterectomy before her 30th birthday, which rendered her permanently infertile.
The lawsuit essentially blames the hair straighteners for causing uterine cancer. While this was the first lawsuit to be filed, a slew of others followed not far behind. A large number of plaintiffs have filed claims and joined the ongoing hair straightener and relaxer lawsuits.
The companies being sued include Strength of Nature, L’Oreal, Soft Sheen, and others. Lawsuits claim that these products were largely marketed to Black women, who are a lot more likely to use chemical hair relaxers and straighteners.
At Whitener Law, we are committed to fighting for justice for our clients who have been affected by chemical hair straightening products. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with health issues as a result of using chemical hair straighteners, reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help.
Who Qualifies For The Hair Relaxer Lawsuit?
The chemical hair relaxer lawsuit is open to people who have used chemical hair relaxer products and were later diagnosed with cancer or any other qualifying medical conditions. The following are some of the crucial elements that should apply to you to be eligible to file a chemical hair straightening lawsuit:
You must have used a qualifying hair relaxing or straightening product.
Recent studies have shown that heavy or consistent usage of chemical hair relaxers significantly increases the risk of developing cancer. Black women are generally at a higher risk of developing cancers as they tend to use hair relaxers more frequently.
The person suffered at least one health issue.
Aside from being a frequent user of chemical hair straighteners, you must have been diagnosed with Endometrial cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or uterine sarcoma.
The person sustained damages following the illness.
You must also have suffered meaningful damages or losses as a result of the medical diagnosis. This may include a range of physical, financial, and emotional losses.
Your chemical hair relaxer attorney will ask you about your experience and usage of chemical hair products. If you have any medical records, receipts, and other relevant documentation, ensure you have these with you when you go to your attorney. If you are not sure about the diagnosis, your attorney might be able to help you obtain the medical records.
What Brands Are Linked to the Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits?
The current chemical hair straightener lawsuits involve several products and manufacturers. You may have a case if you used the following brands or product lines:
L’Oreal (SSC Dark and Lovely, SoftSheen Carson (SSC), and Mizani): The main affected products in this range include Precise No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer, No Base Relaxer, Sensitive Scalp Rhelaxer, Multi-Mineral Reduced PH Crème Rhelaxer, Moisturizing Relaxer with Shea Butter, among others.
African Pride: The affected products include the Olive Miracle line, including Anti-breakage No-Lye Relaxer, Dream Kids Relaxer, Deep Conditioning Relaxer, Deep Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer, Touch Up No-Lye Relaxer.
Revlon: Revlon’s Conditioning Crème Relaxer has been the subject of several lawsuits.
Soft & Beautiful: The affected products include No-Lye Sensitive Scalp Relaxer, No-Lye Regular Texturizer, and Botanicals Regular Texturize
Just for Me: You may qualify for the hair relaxer lawsuit if you used the brand’s No-Lye Relaxer for Girls, Super Relaxer, or the No-Lye Texture Softener products.
TCB Naturals: The Conditioning No-Lye Hair Relaxer and No Base Crème Hair Relaxer have been involved in recent lawsuits.
Other affected brands include Strength of Nature Global, Namaste, Olive Oil Girls, Silk Elements, Isoplus, ProfectivMegaGrowth, Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil, Crème of Nature, and more.
All these are facing a surge in lawsuits that allege they failed to warn consumers of the potential health risks associated with using their products. Consumers are advised to be aware of the potential risks associated with hair straightening products and take the necessary steps to protect their health.
Join In The Ongoing Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit Today
The product liability team at Whitener Law is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of clients who have been impacted by using chemical hair relaxers. We have a proven track record of success in product liability and personal injury cases, and you can be sure that we’ll help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer or other health issues as a result of using chemical hair straighteners, call us today at (505) 883-RUSS to schedule a free consultation with our lawyers and learn more about your legal options.