A mass tort lawsuit is a lawsuit filed by several different victims against a single manufacturer because they have similar injuries. In these hair relaxer lawsuits, those that have used a hair relaxer and have been diagnosed with cancer are considered the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. They then file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or the cosmetic company, also known as the defendant in the lawsuit.

What is a hair relaxer?

A hair relaxer is considered a hair straightener, most commonly used by African American women. This is used when those with curly hair would like to get their hair straighter and the curls flattened out. These hair relaxers have had great results, but, with the number of chemicals in the product, there have been recent studies that many have been diagnosed with cancer from exposure to the product.

Hair relaxers can take form in creams and lotions, to make hair easily manageable. Hair relaxers can be sold on the shelves of grocery markets or department stores, and alter the hair’s protein structure. The results are meant to last around 4 to 8 weeks depending on the hair’s coarseness and length.

Why are hair relaxers dangerous?

Recent studies have shown that the chemicals in hair relaxer products are closely linked to cancers such as uterine cancer. This study was only recently published in October of 2022 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. This has sparked outrage against several cosmetic and hair relaxer manufacturing companies. 

Those who have used hair relaxers have had increased exposure and are twice as likely to develop cancer, specifically uterine cancer.

Uterine cancer is especially dangerous since there are no symptoms, and are usually detected later on in a person’s life. 

What will a hair relaxer lawsuit attorney do?

Our attorneys take various different steps to build a strong case in your favor. our attorneys will:

  •  Investigate the cause of the cancer diagnosis. if you constantly use hair relaxers, our attorneys will ask for any form of receipts or invoices for the hair relaxers that you have purchased.
  • Hire medical experts to show the cause of the cancer diagnosis. This is very important since companies may try to blame other reasons for the cause of the cancer.
  • Negotiate with attorneys and insurance companies to make sure that you get the maximum compensation you deserve for your hair relaxer cancer diagnosis.

Hair Relaxers and Hysterectomies

A hysterectomy is a removal of the uterus or cervix. Besides uterine cancer, hair relaxers are also connected to a history of hysterectomies. In the event that a user of a hair relaxer has been diagnosed with uterine cancer, they may have the option to have their uterine fibroids or uterus removed.

Current Hair Relaxer Lawsuits

As of February 2023, there are around 50 independent lawsuits that have been filed against the L’Oreal company for producing hair relaxers that are linked to cancer. currently, all these lawsuits are now being consolidated into mass tort or class action lawsuits. 

Who is responsible for my hair relaxer lawsuit?

The cosmetic company or product manufacturer is responsible for your cancer diagnosis if it has been caused by the hair relaxer. Several different companies produce hair relaxers, which include:

  • L’Oreal
  • Dark and Lovely
  • Strength of Nature
  • Namaste
  • Soft Sheen

Currently, these are the defendants that have pending lawsuits against them for their hair relaxers.

How do I qualify for a hair relaxer lawsuit?

There are specific requirements that you must have to meet in order to file a hair relaxer lawsuit. You must show that you:

  • Used the chemical hair relaxer. You could show this by showing invoices or receipts of the hair relaxer purchase.
  • Were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, or endometriosis by the hair relaxer.

How much could I receive for my hair relaxer lawsuit?

This depends on the circumstances of your injuries. For example, if you had a strong exposure to the chemicals, and have suffered permanent illnesses such as uterine cancer, you may receive more in compensation. Also, because lawsuits are still being filed and research has not concluded, there is no other way we could give an estimate unless we speak to you one-on-one to get your personal experience.

We offer one-on-one complimentary consultations where we will be able to determine what type of compensation you could receive, and what you are entitled to.

What compensation could I receive for my hair relaxer lawsuit?

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Past lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Future medical bills
  • Loss of income

How much does a hair relaxer lawsuit attorney cost?

Each attorney works a different way, but our attorneys work through a contingency fee agreement. A contingency fee agreement allows us to pursue your claims without collecting a single dollar upfront. This means we only get paid if you get paid.

When should I file my hair relaxer lawsuit?

You must file your hair relaxer lawsuit within the statute of limitations time limit. A statute of limitations is a law created by each state that places a limit on when a victim could file a lawsuit. For example, in California you have two years from the date that you discovered your injury to file the lawsuit. Once this deadline passes, you are not able to file a lawsuit against the hair relaxer manufacturing company.

Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Lawyer Near Me 

Call us today to set up a free consultation to discuss your hair relaxer lawsuit. We have offices located all around California and Nevada to make sure that you get the legal help that you deserve. 

Since this hair relaxer lawsuit is constantly being updated, we recommend that you contact an experienced attorney that is able to look into any updates and has experience representing victims in a mass tort lawsuit. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing those who have been Injured by various products. 

Give us a call today to discuss the different options that you may have to address your potential hair relaxer lawsuit. You should not have to suffer injuries or illnesses because of another manufacturing company’s defective product. 

Give us a call today. Although the hair relaxer research is still pending, scientists have found a close enough connection between hair relaxers and cancer to allow injured victims to file a lawsuit against hair relaxer manufacturing companies. 

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