Filing a lawsuit is essential to winning the compensation that you deserve if a hair straightener product has hurt you. And the best way to take this step is to meet with an experienced attorney. If you’ve scheduled your first meeting with a hair straightener lawsuit attorney, you may be wondering how best to prepare.
At Rueb Stoller Daniel, we advocate on behalf of those injured by dangerous and defective consumer products. Here are some ways to get ready for your initial consultation.
Collect Any Evidence Already in Your Possession
Mass tort attorneys challenging hair straightener manufacturers can use the discovery process to obtain critical evidence. Often, however, a great deal of this evidence is already in the hands of the injury victim. If you currently have relevant information and items concerning your hair straightener case, start collecting that now.
Here are some examples of what you can and should gather on your own before meeting with your lawyer:
- All packaging (e.g. box and paper inserts) that came with the product you used, if you have it
- Receipts proving you purchased a hair straightener product
- Medical records related to your diagnosis of cancer or another illness linked to a hair straightener
- Personal notes about your use of the hair straightener product, symptoms, and related matters
Learn About the Legal and Medical Issues Involved
If you haven’t already, find out more about the legal and medical issues underlying hair straightener lawsuits. Frequent use of hair straighteners has been linked with serious illnesses. As an example, the National Institutes of Health has released a study connecting hair straighteners and cancer. Women who used these products often were twice as likely to develop uterine cancer.
Below are common signs of uterine cancer. Understanding these is vital to your health, not just your case. If you have any of the following, check with your doctor and also include these in your personal notes:
- Pain or cramps in the lower abdomen or pelvic area
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge
- For premenopausal women, menorrhagia (abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding, and/or abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB))
- For postmenopausal women, any vaginal bleeding, spotting, or white or clear vaginal discharge
Write Down Common Questions and Concerns
While there is a great deal of information online about hair straightener lawsuits, you likely still have questions and concerns. Our firm doesn’t just represent injury victims, we also help them understand the issues that are involved. We want our clients to better understand the legal process and how it can help win them the justice they deserve.
We therefore encourage hair straightener injury victims to ask questions and raise concerns, such as:
- What are some of the steps in filing a lawsuit and reaching a judgment?
- Is settlement with the hair straightener product manufacturer’s insurance company possible?
- How much is my case worth?
- How long might a lawsuit last?
- What sorts of damages may I be eligible for?
- Can I win monetary compensation for future damages?
You will likely have other questions and concerns as your case progresses. We are here to answer those and represent your best interests each step of the way.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
When you are ready to take action on your hair straightener injury claim, our firm will be here for you. Rueb Stoller Daniel represents victims across the country in defective product lawsuits. We can get to work on your case today.
It begins with scheduling your first meeting with our dedicated legal team. Give our firm a call at 1-866-CALL-RSD.