A recent National Institutes of Health study has established a link between chemical hair straightening products and numerous reproductive cancers, including uterine, ovarian, and endometrial cancers. Hair straightening cancer claim lawyers around the country have begun to file lawsuits against the manufacturers on behalf of those diagnosed with reproductive cancers. The 11-year study followed over 33,000 women of all ages, races, and ethnicities. It showed that Hispanic and non-Hispanic black women, the most frequent and long-term users of chemical relaxers and straighteners, are disproportionately affected.
The manufacturers of these products, largely L’Oreal, knew of these risks but continued to market them to consumers without a warning label.
These products may contain toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, phthalates, parabens, bisphenol-A, and other carcinogens. These chemicals may cause cancers such as:
- Uterine cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
Hair Straightening Cancer Causing Products
In addition to the chemicals in the hair products, some treatments that include heated appliances, such as hair irons, may increase the absorption of carcinogens through the scalp and skin. You may be eligible for compensation if you have frequently used chemical relaxers from the following brands and been diagnosed with cancer:
- Softsheen Carson
- SSC Dark and Lovely
- African Pride
- Organic Root Stimulator (ORS) Olive Oil
- Just For Me
- Africa’s Best
- Soft & Beautiful
- Silk Elements
- Creme of Nature
- TCB Naturals
At Daggett Shuler, the health and safety of the Triad community are our top priorities. So if you have used chemical hair straightening products and have been diagnosed with a reproductive cancer, we are ready to speak with you for free. Our trustworthy and compassionate hair straightening cancer claim lawyers will thoroughly review your case and won’t get paid until you do.