Who Qualifies for a Hair Straightener Cancer Lawsuit?

A study published in October 2022 by the National Institutes of Health found that women who use hair straightening and relaxing products were at an increased risk of developing uterine cancer. The study followed approximately 34,000 women for more than a decade. Black women use these products at higher rates and often start using them earlier, which makes them especially vulnerable. These products contain known endocrine disruptors and chemicals mimicking hormones in the endocrine system.

At Douglas and London, we represent women in hair straightener uterine cancer lawsuits. The manufacturers distributed a defective product by failing to warn users that their hair straighteners or relaxers contained toxic ingredients, including formaldehyde and parabens. When you need a full-service law firm that takes cases on a contingency basis, you can depend on our team.

Uterine Cancer Signs

The early signs of uterine cancer are subtle. See your doctor if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge, including spotting
  • Abnormal Pap Test results
  • Pelvic pain

With prompt detection, uterine cancer is often curable with a hysterectomy. However, if it has metastasized or spread, it requires extensive treatment and may prove fatal.

Qualifications for Hair Straightener Cancer Lawsuit

If you or a family member used hair straightening or relaxing products regularly and were diagnosed with uterine or breast cancer, you may qualify for a lawsuit. It does not matter whether you applied the straighteners or relaxers at home or had the work done in a salon. However, your case is stronger if you began using these products in adolescence and used them for at least several years.

The lawsuit applies to the following companies manufacturing hair straightening and relaxing products. It is likely that other companies will be added to the list of defendants in a multi-district litigation case. 

  • L’Oréal USA
  • Dabur India Ltd.
  • Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.

Hair Straightener Cancer Lawsuit Damages

It is the duty of the company manufacturing cosmetic products to warn consumers of possible risks. Therefore, potential damages, or compensation, in a hair straightener cancer lawsuit includes:

  • Medical expenses, current, and future
  • Lost time from work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Contact a Defective Product Attorney

If you or someone you know was diagnosed with uterine cancer after using a hair straightener or hair relaxer, contact our defective product attorneys at Douglas and London today. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We can determine whether you qualify for a lawsuit and can advise you going forward. In addition, because we work on a contingency basis, there is no fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Español.