Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit

Chemical Hair Straighteners are a commonly used product in hair salons and for at-home treatments. There are numerous types of chemical hair straighteners and “relaxers,” and the chemicals used in them can vary depending on the formula and the method in which they are processed. These chemicals, if used frequently, can increase the risk for uterine and other cancers among women, and studies have found that due to a higher usage, Black women may be more at risk.

If you or a loved one has developed cancer from using toxic Chemical Hair Straighteners, call our attorneys today to begin discussing your legal options. Our firm is currently investigating cases involving the connection between the risks and outcomes that are associated with using Chemical Hair Straighteners. We may be able to help you obtain compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and/or other losses related to the usage of these products. Call our Kansas City firm today for a free case review.

Why Choose Us?

It can be difficult to navigate such an overwhelming diagnosis and seeking out the right legal help to obtain compensation for injuries from these toxic chemicals. The Dickerson Oxton Law Firm understands the negative effects and trauma that cancer patients experience, and as a result, clients trust us with their Chemical Hair Straightening lawsuits.

  • Clients trust us because of our dedication to them and case successes.
  • Clients trust us because of our experience handling major cases involving harmful medical and consumer products.
  • Clients trust us because we believe in affordable services (we do not charge unless we win).
  • Clients trust us because of the transparent and timely communication we maintain throughout the process.

If you need a lawyer that is not just there to settle cases, but truly cares about what happens to you or your loved one, the Dickerson Oxton Law Firm is here to help you. From our family to yours, we will use all of the resources at our disposal to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.

What is a Chemical Hair Straightener? What are the issues?

Chemical Hair Straighteners, or often called hair relaxers, are products used commonly for both at-home purposes and in the salon. These products work to penetrate the cortex layers of the hair shaft and cuticle to straighten hair and loosen the natural curl pattern. Women who use Chemical Hair Straighteners are at a higher risk of developing different cancers as opposed to women who do not use them. The National Institute of Health published a study indicating a 4-fold increase of developing uterine, ovarian, and breast cancer from using these products. It is important to note that the researchers in this study found no correlation between the risk of developing these cancers and the usage of hair products such as bleach, perms, and hair dyes that women reported using. Additionally, the findings in the study may be even more relevant to Black women, as they tend to use Chemical Hair Straighteners/relaxers more often and starting out at much earlier ages than other ethnicities and races.

Commonly used Chemical Hair Straightener Ingredients:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Parabens
  • Bisphenol A
  • Metals
  • Phthalates
  • Cyclosiloxanes

Potential Compensation Options

No one should suffer a traumatic cancer diagnosis due to wanting to change the style and look of their hair. Hair product manufacturerss negligence in not properly investigating or warning consumers how the chemicals they use in Chemical Hair Straighteners can negatively affect someone’s life should be brought to justice.

If you or a loved one has experienced a cancer diagnosis such as uterine, ovarian, and breast cancer from using Chemical Hair Straighteners or relaxers, you may be eligible for compensation. A successful lawsuit could result in payment of your physical pain and suffering, medical costs, mental anguish, emotional distress, and loss in quality of life due to the usage of Chemical Hair Straighteners.  Our team of lawyers can help you explore your options for compensation today.

Contact Us Today

Call the Dickerson Oxton Law Firm if you believe you have grounds to file a Chemical Hair Straightener lawsuit. We will walk you through every step in the legal process. Request your free consultation today at (816) 268-1960.