Toxic hair relaxer claims

Hair relaxers are supposed to straighten the hair, not cause health issues. Popular cosmetics brands' hair-strengthening products have recently been found to contain harmful, endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Frequent exposure to these toxic chemicals can lead to severe health problems such as uterine cancer, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.

If you have been using chemical hair relaxer products, we strongly advise you to stop and look for safer alternatives. However, if you have already developed uterine cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids due to using hazardous hair-strengthening chemical products, we encourage you to reach out to our attorneys.

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Hair relaxer products found to contain harmful chemicals

When people apply hair relaxers to their scalp, harmful chemicals can cause lesions and burns on the scalp, making it easier for them to be absorbed into the body, enter the bloodstream, and be carried to different tissues and organs.

The accumulation of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the body can interfere with hormone function in individuals who regularly use these products.

According to researchers in the NIH study, hair straightening products typically contain chemicals such as:

Chemical hair relaxers marketed to African American women contain higher amounts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, according to the Silent Spring Institute's recent study.

However, scientists caution that, for now, research only hints at a probable link between chemical hair relaxer usage and hormone-sensitive cancers.

It's still not clear yet if these products cause health issues, and more research is needed to determine if chemicals in hair-strengthening products could be shown to cause a risk for uterine cancer.

Studies only identified an association between uterine cancer and the hair relaxers, not a causal relationship - that one thing directly caused another, which plaintiffs will need to demonstrate.

Eligibility criteria for toxic hair relaxer claims

Everyone who has been using hair relaxer products and came to struggle with uterine cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids should get in touch with our attorneys, as they have the experience and skills to help. Nonetheless, some eligibility requirements must be met by an individual who intends to file a toxic hair relaxer claim, which are the following:

It is also important to note that, to qualify, you must have used hair relaxers a minimum of 7 times per year each year because only long-term exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals has a definitive connection with health issues.

If you meet these requirements, you become entitled to compensation from the company whose harmful hair relaxer products you have been using. Even if you have doubts that you meet the eligibility criteria, please, do not hesitate to contact us. Each toxic hair relaxer damage case is unique and you may actually qualify.

Liability for hair relaxers containing endocrine disrupter chemicals

People who sued one or more of the cosmetics companies whose hair relaxers were found to contain harmful chemicals will receive financial compensation if the companies are found liable for acting negligently, recklessly, or intentionally.

Acting intentionally means that the hair-strengthening product manufacturers had prior knowledge of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals in their products, but ignored the issue.

Consequently, the expected causes of action against major companies, such as L'Oreal and Revlon, include the following strict liability, product liability, and negligence claims:

A timeline of studies and lawsuits concerning toxic hair relaxers

While the issue of toxic chemical hair relaxers is relatively new, a lot has been happening concerning it in the past few years, including various studies and hair relaxer lawsuits. The following is a timeline highlighting the most important events concerning chemical hair relaxers.

We file toxic hair relaxer claims

If you have been using chemical hair relaxer products and came to struggle with uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, or endometriosis, we encourage you to call us to check your eligibility. In case you meet the requirements, our attorneys will explain your legal options and we will file a hair relaxer claim for you. Our attorneys will do all in their power to help you recover the financial compensation you might be entitled to from the responsible hair relaxer manufacturers.