Hair Relaxer Lawsuit

Hair Relaxer Lawsuit - woman in salon chair getting hair doneIf you have suffered injuries from consistent use of a hair relaxer, you may be wondering if you are eligible to file a hair relaxer lawsuit. There are currently dozens of these lawsuits filed in federal courts all across the country, alleging that the companies that manufacture these products knew their products contained dangerous and toxic chemicals, yet continued to sell them to consumers. At the Law Offices Of Andrew Lynch, we are here to help.

Dangers of Hair Relaxers

Hair relaxers are marketed by multiple companies and are usually marketed to women of color. There are multiple manufacturers of hair relaxers, yet none of them disclosed the potential side effects of the toxic chemicals contained in the products to consumers. These chemicals include bisphenol A, formaldehyde, guanidine, lye, parabens, petroleum distillates, and sodium hydroxide – all known carcinogens.

Last year, the results of a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that women who used hair relaxers multiple times per year were at more than double the risk of developing uterine cancer than women who don’t. The study used data from more than 33,000 women who were between the ages of 35-74 who were participating in the Sister Study. The Sister Study – conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) a division of the NIH, is an ongoing study that is looking to identify risk factors for breast cancer, as well as other health conditions.

Researchers found that women who used hair straightening products more than four times the prior year were more than twice as likely to develop uterine cancer than women who didn’t use the products.

Manufacturer Liability

There are multiple companies that have been named in hair relaxer lawsuits, including L’Oreal USA Inc. Product names that have been named in lawsuits include:

  • Dark and Lovely
  • Just for Me Hair Relaxer
  • Motions Hair Relaxer
  • Optimum Care Relaxer
  • ORS Olive Oil (Organic Root Stimulator)
  • Soft and Beautiful
  • TCB Naturals Relaxer Crème

Who Is Eligible?

You may be eligible to file a hair relaxer lawsuit if you regularly used a chemical hair relaxer product and were diagnosed with any of the following conditions:

  • Uterine cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine sarcoma

Even if you do not qualify for a hair relaxer lawsuit, you may still be entitled to financial compensation for other damages you suffered due to other injuries caused by regular use of hair relaxers. According to the study, these products cause other adverse medical issues in addition to those listed above. In fact, the chemicals in these products are so toxic, many hair salons do not use them on their clients.

Contact Our Office Today

To learn more about whether you qualify for a hair relaxation lawsuit, or other legal action in Georgia, call the Law Offices Of Andrew Lynch to schedule a confidential consultation and find out what type of legal recourse you may have. We’ll work diligently to get you the financial justice you deserve.