Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Attorneys in Tulsa, Oklahoma
A recently published study by the National Institutes of Health has revealed a link between certain chemical hair relaxers and cancer. Brands like L'Oréal, Strength of Nature, SoftSheen-Carson, Luster, Godrej Consumer Products, and more are now facing an influx of class-action and consumer lawsuits due to their hair products that were negligently made and marketed.
Any entity that creates and distributes products is required to be transparent about the risks that their products may cause to you and other consumers. When this duty of care is breached, and the products are found to be defective or hazardous despite any reasonable warning, the victims harmed by them can hold the entity accountable by taking part in class-action and consumer lawsuits.
If you have a history of using chemical hair products (such as L'Oréal’s Dark & Lovely hair relaxer), and you’ve recently been diagnosed with uterine, ovarian, endometrial, or breast cancer, you have the right to explore your legal options for pursuing compensation. Damages you may be able to recover include the cost and care for your illness and injuries, as well as any financial losses and emotional pain you’ve suffered due to the responsible party’s negligence.
Our team at the Law Offices of Jeff Martin is here to answer any questions you may have and to lead you in your quest for recovery. Reach out to our office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, today to get set up with a free consultation.
What Is the Class Action Hair Relaxer Lawsuit?
The lawsuit against L'Oréal and other hair brands comes from frequent users of their chemical hair relaxers diagnosed with cancer and other conditions. These users claim their illnesses are the result of the carcinogens present in the products and the brands’ failure to properly warn them about the harmful ingredients.
Chemicals in the products like parabens and phthalates are understood to mimic estrogen, which explains the link between these products and reproductive health problems that primarily affect women.
According to research findings from the National Institutes of Health, there is a direct correlation between the frequent use of certain chemical hair/perm products and the development of uterine cancer. The study was initially conducted to investigate risk factors for breast cancer and other health conditions. It was published in October 2022 and surveyed more than 30,000 women over 11 years. Some key findings include:
Women who initially shared that they used hair straightening products were nearly two times as likely to have developed uterine cancer than those who did not.
Women who shared they frequently used hair straighteners were 2½ times more likely to develop uterine cancer.
These conclusions were drawn after adjusting for other factors that might have affected the women’s risk for cancer.
The suspect products in question include but are not limited to:
Dark & Lovely Relaxer by L'Oréal
Soft & Beautiful Relaxer
TCB Naturals Relaxer Creme
Optimum Care Relaxer by SoftSheen-Carson
Just for Me Hair Relaxer
It’s also important that we mention how the vast majority of these products are marketed for and widely used by women of color, which speaks to the multiple layers of injustice present in this class action lawsuit. Our team of attorneys has what it takes to achieve justice for any victims who pass through our doors. We’re here. We care. And we can help you recover.
Am I Eligible for a Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit Payout?
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and have consistently used chemical hair relaxers or straighteners in the year(s) prior to your diagnosis, you may be eligible to take part in this class action lawsuit.
Financial compensation may be available if you have any of the following illnesses or injuries:
You can schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys today to learn more. If you or a loved one meets the above criteria, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We operate on a no-risk, contingency fee basis, which means that unless we win your case, you don’t pay us a dime.
How Do I File a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Claim?
First, you will need to find an attorney who will listen and stand up for you. From there, your legal representation will guide you through the steps you need to take to file the lawsuit and maximize your chances at a settlement.
To understand the strength of your claim, your attorney will likely ask you questions about your specific diagnosis, your personal history with hair relaxers, your family’s medical history, and any other relevant information that could be useful in building your case.
Going up against big-name brands in a legal battle can be daunting, especially when you’re already dealing with major health concerns. That’s why you need a team of heavy-hitting attorneys who don’t back down until justice is served. Your story matters. At the Law Offices of Jeff Martin, we’re here to illuminate your truth and fight for the payout that you deserve.
What Damages Can I Recover?
If you’ve fallen victim to these carcinogenic hair products, you have the right to pursue compensation for the damages they’ve caused you.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can result in life-changing losses. Taking part in the hair relaxer cancer lawsuit can help you recover financial and emotional damages, including:
Pain and suffering
Diminished quality of life
Our hair relaxer lawsuit attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeff Martin are ready to fight for the maximum payout you deserve. We’re also available to answer any questions you may have and explain the process for moving forward with the class action lawsuit. Contact our team in Tulsa, Oklahoma to schedule a free consultation.
Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Attorneys in Tulsa, Oklahoma
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or suffered any health complications because of negligently made and marketed hair relaxer products, you’re entitled to receive compensation. Our personal injury attorneys serve victims of negligence throughout Eastern Oklahoma, including the communities of Muskogee, Bartlesville, and McAlester. Reach out to set up a no-risk, no-fee case evaluation with us today.