Lawsuits against hair straightener manufacturers are beginning to pick up speed. As claims continue to be filed, potential plaintiffs are wondering whether they have a case. Yet there is confusion as to what exactly the lawsuits are about and what products are in question.
If you’ve used a hair straightener or relaxer and developed uterine cancer, you may be able to seek compensation. You should talk to Rueb Stoller Daniel’s mass tort attorneys if you used the brands or products discussed below.
Manufacturers and Distributors Who May Be Liable
Claims against the companies who make or sell hair relaxers focus on their obligation to market reasonably safe consumer products. Where products like hair straighteners are sold without due regard to their safety, injured customers can potentially seek damages. Such is the case with these lawsuits.
You may have used a hair relaxer that was manufactured or distributed by:
- Godrej Consumer Products
- Dabur International
- Parfums de Coeur
- Soft Sheen Carson
- PDC Brands
- Strength of Nature Global
If you are unsure who made or distributed the hair straightener, it may be easier to recognize the brand. Have you used any of the following?
- Dark & Lovely
- Just for Me
- Olive Oil Girls
- Soft & Beautiful
- Crème of Nature
- African Pride
- ORS Olive Oil Hair Relaxer
Covered products include hair straighteners, hair relaxers, keratin, and Brazilian blowouts. If you became ill after using any of the above items, reach out to our legal team for more information.
What Are These Hair Straightener Lawsuits About?
There is a high risk of uterine cancer among women who regularly use hair straighteners. If you’re interested in learning more about what types of medical damages that you can seek in a hair straightener lawsuit, visit this page. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that use of these products at least four times a year could prove harmful. The National Institutes of Health has also weighed in. Frequent users may have up to twice the risk of uterine cancer versus women who don’t use these products.
The straightener you used may contain these and other toxic chemicals:
- Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that is used to make plastics
- Formaldehyde, a potential carcinogen used in the production of construction materials and other products
- Trace amounts of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, lead, mercury, nickel, and other metals
- Parabens, which are chemicals used in cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical products
The following are common signs of uterine cancer:
- Pain or cramps in the pelvic area or lower abdomen
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding, discharge, or spotting
- 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
What Possible Damages Are Available?
If you frequently used the above products and developed cancer or another illness, we want to hear from you. You might have a claim for monetary damages to cover your medical bills and other losses. These include:
- Medical treatment for cancer and related complications
- Travel costs and other expenses related to seeking medical care
- Lost wages due to time missed obtaining medical treatment
- Lost future wages if your condition renders you unable to work
- Pain and suffering and emotional distress
Did you become sick after using a hair straightener product? Reach out to Rueb Stoller Daniel. We can explain how a legal claim works and help you seek the maximum damages permitted under the law. Give us a call today to get started.