Chemical Hair Relaxer Lawsuit

New research has found that chemical hair straighteners and relaxers more than double the risk of uterine cancer in women. Hair straightening products could contain substances linked to cancer.

Simmons Hanly Conroy stands ready to help anyone who developed uterine or endometrial cancer from these straighteners pursue compensation from a chemical hair straightener lawsuit.

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Chemicals Hair Relaxers & the Risk of Uterine Cancer

A new study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that women who used chemical hair straighteners had more than double the risk of uterine cancer.

And, while some hair straighteners have organic-sounding brand names like “Crème of Nature®,” the NIH study found possible cancer-causing substances in the products.

Chemicals found in studies of hair straighteners included:

  • Bisphenol A (BPA, a chemical linked to serious health problems)
  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) like phthalates (which are cancerous) and parabens
  • Formaldehyde (a probable cancer-causing substance)
  • Metals

Further, it appears that Black women are in greater danger than women of other demographics. The NIH found that about 60% of its study respondents that used hair straighteners were Black women.

Chemical-based hair straighteners marketed toward Black women often have EDCs in them. This is very concerning as other studies have found that up to 90% of all Black women use chemical hair straightening products.

Simmons Hanly Conroy is closely monitoring this developing situation. Our nationally renowned law firm has recovered over $9.6 billion for past clients — and we may be able to help you too.

If you or a loved one developed uterine or endometrial cancer from using chemical hair straighteners, get a free legal consultation right now. Compensation may be available for you and your family.

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How Do Hair Straightening Products Cause Uterine Cancer?

Researchers are still trying to determine exactly how hair straightening products — and the toxic substances within them — cause uterine cancer.

Hair relaxers or straighteners may cause lesions and burns on the scalp. It’s currently believed that these injuries may make it easier for the EDCs and other toxic chemicals in the straighteners to enter the body.

If hair straightening products are used often, there’s a greater risk of scalp burns and exposure to these possibly cancer-causing chemicals.

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Signs & Symptoms of Uterine Cancer

The symptoms of uterine cancer mainly affect a woman’s vaginal bleeding and pelvis.

Possible symptoms of uterine cancer include:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • Clear/white discharge from the vagina (if you’ve gone through menopause)
  • Pelvic pain

A key sign to look out for is vaginal bleeding that occurs after menopause. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that it’s not normal to bleed once menopause has occurred.

See a doctor immediately if you often used chemical hair straightening products and now have any of these symptoms. It’s urgent to catch uterine cancer before it spreads, as it’ll be easier to treat.

Can I File a Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit?

Possibly, yes. You may be able to file a chemical hair straightener lawsuit if you:

  • Used a chemical hair straightener/relaxer at least once in the year before your diagnosis
  • Were diagnosed with uterine or endometrial cancer after using a straightener

The Simmons Hanly Conroy team can help determine if a lawsuit is right for you. Contact us now for a free consultation.

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How to File a Chemical Hair Straightening Lawsuit

To file a chemical hair straightener lawsuit, look no further than Simmons Hanly Conroy. Our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for those harmed by other dangerous products, devices, drugs and more through past lawsuits.

With us on your side, you can rest assured knowing we’ll do everything possible to get justice.

As a national complex litigation law firm, our team may be able to:

  • Determine if you can file a chemical hair straightener lawsuit
  • Gather evidence to support your lawsuit
  • File the hair relaxer lawsuit on your behalf
  • Pursue the highest amount of financial compensation possible
  • Present your case in a trial if needed

The Simmons Hanly Conroy team is ready to help you right now. Find out your eligibility with a free consultation.

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Our Hair Relaxer Lawyers Are Here to Help

Big companies should never have sold hair straightening products with cancer-causing chemicals in them. To that end, Simmons Hanly Conroy is ready to help women who have developed uterine or endocrine cancer from hair straighteners seek justice.

The first hair relaxer lawsuits have already been filed against companies like L’Oreal in the wake of the NIH’s study. If you used chemical hair straightening products and later developed uterine cancer, reach out to Simmons Hanly Conroy right now.

When you work with Simmons Hanly Conroy, there usually aren’t any out-of-pocket costs and our chemical hair relaxer lawyers can handle the legal work on your behalf.

Learn more by contacting Simmons Hanly Conroy right now.

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Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit Lawyer FAQs

Are the chemicals in hair straighteners and relaxers safe?

Not entirely. Researchers found several toxic chemicals in hair straighteners and relaxers. These include formaldehyde, bisphenol A (BPA), metals and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), such as phthalates and parabens.

Several of these chemicals are linked to cancer, including formaldehyde and phthalates.

What can I do if I was diagnosed with uterine cancer and used hair straighteners?

If you or a loved one has uterine cancer after using hair straighteners, you can reach out to Simmons Hanly Conroy. You may be able to pursue compensation for medical bills and other expenses with our help.

Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys make the process easier for you and your family by handling hair straightener lawsuits on your behalf. Contact us today to find out your eligibility.

How long do I have to file a chemical hair straightener lawsuit?

You only have a limited amount of time to file a chemical straightening lawsuit for uterine or endometrial cancer. There are laws called statutes of limitations that prevent you from filing lawsuits after too much time has passed.

Statutes of limitations vary by state and case type, but a national law firm like Simmons Hanly Conroy can help you file in time. Don’t miss your chance: Reach out to us as soon as possible if you’re interested in filing a hair straightener lawsuit.

How much do chemical hair relaxer lawsuit lawyers charge?

Our chemical hair relaxer lawyers don’t charge any upfront fees. This means there’s no financial risk to you to work with us.

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so payment arrangements are made only after we’ve secured compensation on your behalf.

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