Why Are Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits Being Filed? 

People around the globe are filing chemical hair straightener lawsuits because these products are increasing the risks of breast cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and uterine cancer. After conducting a study, a report was released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in October 2022 stating that women who use chemical hair straighteners are more likely to develop uterine cancer than those who did not use these products.  

In this article, Kwartler Manus injury attorneys will tell you more about the study and what you can do if you have used any chemical hair straightener products and have been diagnosed with cancer. 

About the Study and Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits 

About the Study and Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits 

The study conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, which is part of NIH, involved close to 35,000 participants between the ages of 35 and 74. The objective was to look for risks of cancers or other conditions during a span of 11 years.  

At the end of the study, close to 400 cases of uterine cancer were diagnosed, and the results showed that women who used chemical hair straighteners were twice as likely to develop uterine cancer than women who did not use these products. 

Jenny Mitchell, a 32-year-old diagnosed with uterine cancer, was the first woman to file a lawsuit at the end of 2022. Her lawsuit states that her uterine cancer was a direct result of the chemical hair straightener products she was using as she does not have any history of this type of cancer in her family. 

Some of the companies that women filed hair straightener lawsuits against are L’Oreal, Soft Sheen, Strength of Nature, Just for Me, TCB Naturals, Olive Oil Girls, Namaste, Motions, Optimum, and more.

What Are Chemical Hair Straighteners? 

Chemical hair straighteners are products advertised to women that use heat and chemicals to break down the disulfide bonds. Women who have naturally curly or wavy hair use these products to straighten their hair. The chemicals typically last until the natural hair grows out. 

According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control, some of the chemicals found in hair straightener products include formaldehyde, triclosan, parabens, sodium hydroxide, cyclosiloxanes, diethanolamine, benzophenone-3, and phthalates. Being exposed to these chemicals could lead to cancer or other types of health issues. 

What Can You Do If You Have Used Chemical Hair Straightener Products and Have Been Diagnosed with Cancer? 

You may be able to file a lawsuit if you have used chemical hair straightener products and have been diagnosed with breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or uterine cancer. You will need to meet with a Philadelphia chemical hair straightener lawyer to determine if you are eligible. 

At the time of meeting, your attorney will listen to your story and may ask you questions regarding your experience with chemical hair straightener products. If you have evidence such as medical records or receipts, you should bring these to your meeting. If you are not sure about your claim or diagnosis, the lawyer will answer any questions or concerns you may have as well as help you collect the proper evidence to strengthen your case. 

Have You Used Hair Straightening Products and Were Diagnosed with Cancer? Call Kwartler Manus Injury Attorneys Today. 

If you have used hair straightening products and have recently received a diagnosis of uterine cancer or other health conditions, please reach out to a Philadelphia chemical hair straightener lawyer at Kwartler Manus today. We are committed to helping victims who are going through difficult times, and we will fight for your right to the compensation you deserve. 

Our team will listen to your story, provide advice, and help you navigate the complex legal process. If this sounds like a good fit, please fill out our contact form by clicking here or call our office at (267) 457-5570. We will schedule your appointment and let you know if you have a viable claim at your earliest convenience.  

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