Chemical Hair Relaxer Lawsuit
Hair Relaxer Lawsuits are being actively filed on behalf of women who developed endocrine-related cancer after having used chemical hair relaxers. If you’ve been affected and would like to speak with a hair relaxer lawyer in Arkansas, contact Taylor King for a free consultation.
According to a study by the National Institute of Health, women who used chemical hair straightening products were at higher risk for uterine cancer. The study, released in October of 2022, sought to identify risk factors associated with breast cancer and other health conditions.
The lawsuits allege that companies were aware of the dangerous chemicals but continued to market and sell their products anyway. To learn more about filing a lawsuit, call Taylor King Law at 870.246.0505. An initial consultation is both free and confidential.
Are Chemical Hair Straighteners Dangerous?
Women who report frequent use of hair relaxer products are nearly three times as likely to develop uterine cancer. The lead author of the NIH study reported, “We estimated that 1.64% of women who never used hair straighteners would go on to develop uterine cancer by the age of 70; but for frequent users, that risk goes up to 4.05%.”
Chemical hair relaxers have been on the market since the 1970s. In the 1990s, manufacturers began aiming their hair straightening products toward young black women. Researchers note that because black women use hair relaxers more frequently and were more likely to use the products at a younger age, the results of the study may be more relevant to them.
The hair relaxer products were found to contain harmful chemicals including phthalates, formaldehyde, and parabens.
DEHP in Hair Relaxers
The phthalate, Di(2-ethylhexyl), otherwise known as DEHP, was found in the products and is a manufactured chemical added to plastics to make them more flexible. DEHP is a known carcinogen and is linked to various cancers. Additionally, DEHP has been linked to infertility, developmental abnormalities, kidney complications, and endometriosis.
Who Can File a Chemical Hair Relaxer Lawsuit?
If you used chemical hair straightening products or hair relaxers and were later diagnosed with uterine or endometrial cancer, in addition to uterine fibroids, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
Qualifying diagnoses include but are not limited to:
- Uterine Cancer
- Uterine Fibroids
- Endometrial Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
Additional factors to consider include the brand of product, how long you continuously used hair relaxers, as well as when you were diagnosed.
To find out whether you’re eligible to file a lawsuit, call Taylor King Law at 870.246.0505 or toll-free at 1.800.227.9732. We’ll discuss each of the factors and help you explore your options with no obligation.
Which Hair Relaxer Products are Linked to Cancer?
Named defendants thus far include the US subsidiary of L’Oréal SA and subsidiaries of India-based companies Godrej SON Holdings Inc and Dabur International Ltd.
Hair straightening brands and products that may be linked include but are not limited to:
- Dark & Lovely
- Ultra Sheet
- ORS Olive Oil
- Soft & Beautiful Botanicals by L’Oreal
- Just for Me by Shoft Sheen
- Easy Waves
- Strength of Nature
- Next Generation PRO 5
- Positively Smooth Relaxer System by African Pride
- Ultra Glaze
- Cantu Shea Butter Relaxer
Chemical Hair Relaxer Lawyers
We’ve been representing personal injury victims for over 25 years. We have the experience to ensure you’re fairly represented. And because we have seven offices throughout Arkansas and into Texas, we’re a local team you can trust to be on your side – by your side.
Our team will ask questions and help you determine whether to pursue litigation or not. Questions we’ll discuss include:
- What brand of chemical hair relaxer did you use?
- How long did you use a chemical hair relaxer?
- What is your diagnosis?
- When you were diagnosed?
Call us today at 870.246.0505 or toll-free at 1.800.227.9732. A consultation with an attorney is both free and confidential. Our commitment is to help you understand your rights and to ensure you’re treated fairly.
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