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Chemical Hair Relaxer Lawsuit

Chemical hair relaxers have been associated with severe health concerns, such as certain types of cancer, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis. If you or someone you know has experienced any of these health problems after using a chemical hair relaxer, you might qualify for compensation through a hair relaxer lawsuit.

Hair Relaxers and Cancer, Endometriosis, & Uterine Fibroids

Chemical hair relaxers are designed to temporarily straighten curly hair by breaking down protein bonds. However, some of the chemicals in these products can disrupt the endocrine system.

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can have harmful effects on the body's hormonal system, which is responsible for producing and regulating hormones. EDCs in hair relaxers can be absorbed through the scalp and may cause a range of health problems.

Exposure to these chemicals may result in painful or potentially life-threatening diseases, including:
  • Multiple types of cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids

Research has shown that Black women may be at a higher risk of developing health problems from using hair relaxers due to their higher frequency of use. In fact, a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that approximately 60% of the participants who used chemical straighteners in the previous year were Black women.

To hold manufacturers accountable for the harm caused by their products, many families across the country have filed lawsuits against hair relaxer manufacturers. If you or a loved one has experienced health issues from using a chemical hair relaxer, you may be able to seek justice through a lawsuit.

Cancers Linked to Hair Relaxers

Frequent use of hair relaxers may increase the likelihood of developing an estrogen-dependent cancer.

Cancers linked to hair relaxers include:
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
Hair Relaxers and Endometriosis

Hair relaxers often contain phthalates, which are endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that have been linked to the development of endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus, causing pain and other symptoms.

In severe cases, endometriosis can require multiple surgeries and other medical interventions to manage symptoms and prevent further damage. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with endometriosis after using a hair relaxer, you may be able to pursue legal action against the manufacturer of the product.

Hair Relaxers and Uterine Fibroids

The chemicals in hair relaxers have been associated with an increased risk of developing uterine fibroids, which are benign tumors that grow within the uterus. According to research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, approximately 80% of Black women and 70% of white women will develop uterine fibroids by age 50.

While some women with fibroids may not experience any symptoms, others may suffer from pelvic pain, heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, and frequent urination. If you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids after using a hair relaxer, you may be entitled to compensation through a legal claim against the manufacturer of the product.

Who Can File a Lawsuit for Hair Relaxer Products?
You may be eligible to file a hair relaxer lawsuit if you:
  • Used hair relaxers or chemical hair straightening products
  • Later developed endometriosis, uterine fibroids, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, or endometrial cancer
How to File a Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit

AMMS Law is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support to clients pursuing hair relaxer lawsuits. We understand the burden of dealing with serious health conditions caused by these products and want to help you through the legal process.

Our experienced attorneys will handle every aspect of your case, including:
  • Contacting AMMS Law: We'll listen to your story, evaluate your situation, and determine if you have a case.
  • Collecting Evidence: Evidence may include medical records and identifying the brands of hair relaxers used.
  • Filing Your Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit: Our attorneys will work to file your claim within any necessary deadlines or statutes of limitations.
  • Negotiating a Hair Relaxer Settlement: We will work to negotiate a hair relaxer settlement amount with the defendant on your behalf.
  • Pursuing a Verdict in a Trial: If no hair relaxer cash settlement is reached, we are prepared to present your case in court.

Through a hair relaxer lawsuit, you can hold manufacturers accountable for the harm their products have caused and seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. We're here to help you every step of the way.

The Value of Hair Relaxer Settlements & Verdicts

Settlement or trial verdict are two ways to receive compensation in a hair relaxer lawsuit. A settlement is an agreed-upon amount of compensation, while a verdict is awarded in court.

The amount of compensation received from a hair relaxer lawsuit depends on various factors, including the severity of the illness or injury, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Hair relaxer settlement amounts may factor in the:
  • Severity of injuries sustained from hair relaxers
  • Total estimated cost of medical bills
  • Cost of funeral expenses, if applicable
  • Other economic or punitive damages

Our experienced attorneys at AMMS Law are committed to fighting for your rights and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Get in touch with us today to begin the process.

Get Help from Our Hair Relaxer Lawyers

At AMMS Law, we are committed to making sure everyone has access to justice, regardless of their financial situation. We understand the burden that legal fees can place on our clients, which is why we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won't have to pay us anything upfront or out-of-pocket, and we only get paid if you receive compensation for your hair relaxer injury case.

Our team of experienced hair relaxer attorneys has a proven track record of success in helping clients nationwide. We have recovered over $8.9 Billion for our clients over the past 40 years, and we are ready to help you too.

Firefighter Foam Lawsuit FAQs

There is a pending consolidation of almost 60 hair relaxer lawsuits against L'Oreal USA Inc and other companies into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) or class action lawsuit, alleging that the chemicals in hair relaxer products can cause cancer. In addition to these claims, individuals who have suffered from endometriosis and uterine fibroids after using hair relaxers may also have legal options to pursue compensation.

    You may qualify for a hair relaxer lawsuit if you:

    • Used chemical hair straightening products or relaxers
    • Were later diagnosed with endometriosis, uterine fibroids, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, or uterine cancer

    While the exact value of a hair relaxer lawsuit may not be known at this time, compensation amounts are typically determined by factors such as the severity of the injuries or illnesses suffered, the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and other related damages. It is important to work with experienced hair relaxer attorneys who can assess the unique circumstances of your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.

      Numerous factors may impact a hair relaxer cash settlement, including:

      • The type of illness you developed after using a chemical hair relaxer
      • The severity of this illness
      • Pain and suffering
      • Medical expenses
      • Lost wages

      We understand that the costs associated with pursuing legal action can be a burden, which is why our hair relaxer attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if we are successful in securing compensation for you. There are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to work with us.

        Every state has its own unique set of laws known as statutes of limitations, which prevent people from filing lawsuits after a certain amount of time.

        Once this deadline passes, you will not be able to take legal action for injuries caused by hair relaxers.

          Yes. The American Journal of Epidemiology identified an increased risk of uterine fibroids in those that used hair relaxers.

          By the age of 50, approximately 80% of Black women and 70% of white women will develop uterine fibroids.

            There is evidence suggesting that using hair relaxers may increase the risk of developing uterine cancer, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids. In fact, a study found that women who reported using chemical hair straighteners were twice as likely to develop uterine cancer than those who did not.

              There are several brands of hair relaxers that have been named as defendants in lawsuits alleging a link between their products and cancer, including L'Oreal (which manufactures Dark & Lovely and other brands), SoftSheen, Strength of Nature, and Namaste.

                As of February 2023, there are numerous pending lawsuits against L'Oreal and other hair relaxer manufacturers alleging that the use of their products caused health problems such as cancer, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis. These lawsuits may potentially result in financial compensation for those affected by these health problems.

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