Chemical Hair Relaxer and Straightener Litigation: Legal Representation for Victims
As consumers, we trust that the products we purchase are safe to use. Unfortunately, some products can have harmful and even life-threatening consequences. This is the case with chemical hair straighteners, which have been linked to numerous health problems, including uterine and ovarian cancer.
If you or a loved one have suffered from the harmful effects of a chemical hair straightener, it is crucial to seek the guidance of a lawyer who specializes in product liability cases. Our attorneys will be able to provide you with the information you need to understand your legal rights and options.
The Dangers of Chemical Hair Relaxers & Straighteners
Chemical hair relaxers and straighteners contain harsh chemicals. Some of the most common ingredients found in chemical hair straighteners include phytalates, formaldehyde, guanidine, and sodium hydroxide.
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, and repeated exposure to this chemical has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, particularly uterine cancer. Phytalates, such as DEHP, is a known endocrine disrupter, and probable carcinogen. Guanidine is also a harmful chemical that can cause skin irritation, eye damage, and other health problems. Sodium hydroxide is a strong alkali that can cause burns and other skin injuries, as well as hair loss and damage.
Medical reports indicate that once the chemicals in the hair straighteners come into contact with the scalp, they are absorbed into the bloodstream, causing interruption to the hormonal actions. This can disrupt the endocrine, increasing the risk of hormone-related cancers (including but not limited to, uterine and ovarian).
It is essential to seek medical attention if you have experienced any of these symptoms after using a chemical hair straightener. A medical professional can help determine the cause of your symptoms and provide the necessary treatment.
Understanding Chemical Hair Products’ Risks
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), uterine cancer deaths are rising nationwide. While there are different risk factors, multiple studies have linked chemical hair straighteners with an increased risk of uterine cancers.
Who Can File a Chemical Hair Relaxer/Straightener Lawsuit?
To file a lawsuit, you should be able to demonstrate the damages the at-fault party’s negligence has caused you. In this case, you can file a lawsuit if you or your loved one;
- Used chemical hair straighteners or relaxers, and
- Developed a health condition (uterine cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, etc.) from exposure to the chemicals
- Sustained damages following the illness
If you are unsure whether your case merits compensation, get in touch and brief us on the details.
Filing a Chemical Hair Relaxer/straightener Lawsuit
Once you brief us on your case details, we:
- Evaluate the case facts to find whether it merits a lawsuit
- Gather evidence and develop a strong case
- File the suit to the court, then
- Represent you in court
How Anapol Weiss Can Support You With Your Hair Straightener Lawsuit
Anapol Weiss is a leading law firm recognized for representing clients in complex, product liability cases. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing clients who have suffered from the harmful effects of a wide range of products.
We pride ourselves in our vast experience, spanning more than four decades. Standing up for people who have been injured through the negligent actions of others has been and remains our driving force.
Proven Track Record
Throughout the years, we have built a solid track record in litigating personal injury, product liability, and mass tort cases. We have represented thousands of clients in state and federal courts, recovering billions of dollars.
A chemical hair straightener lawsuit is a high-stake case for the involved company; hence you should expect them to fight back fiercely. While no two claims are the same and no attorney can guarantee to win your case, having a lawyer with a proven track record increases your chances of securing aggressive representation against the defendant.
We are zealous about giving a voice to victims. Our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured through other people’s negligence by speaking on their behalf to get them the justice they deserve.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Whether you have been diagnosed with a health condition related to using chemical hair straighteners or have lost a loved one to cancer, Anapol Weiss is here to walk you through the journey of pursuing justice.
Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us help you take the first step toward securing the compensation you deserve.
Cancer is a devastating illness with immense pain for the patient and emotional and financial distress to the entire family. If your claim merits compensation, you could recover the damages sustained, including but not limited to:
Cancer treatment is expensive and can quickly drain family resources. You can claim compensation for medical expenses and all related costs such as doctor visits, diagnostic tests, chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, hospitalization bills, prescription drugs, travel expenses to and from the hospital, etc.
Increased absence from work to attend appointments or due to hospitalization is common among cancer patients. You may be entitled to reimbursement for any wages lost while undergoing treatment.
Pain and Suffering
The uncertainty brought about by cancer diagnosis causes untold emotional turmoil in patients. You are eligible to claim damages for pain and suffering caused by physical pain, emotional anguish, loss of quality of life, lost ability of motherhood, loss of companionship, physical disfigurement, etc.
Consult a Philadelphia Chemical Hair Relaxer/Straightener Lawyer Today to Help with Your Lawsuit
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer or any other condition associated with using chemical hair straighteners, you have legal grounds to pursue compensation for your damages. At Anapol Weiss, we have a proven track record in personal injury, product liability, and mass tort litigations spanning over four decades.
We are a client-centered firm passionate about speaking on behalf of victims and fighting for their rights. Get a free consultation today by reaching us at (866) 670-4704, and our team will advise you on your legal options.