Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit Lawyers Serving Consumers Throughout Mississippi
The Mississippi hair relaxer lawsuit attorneys at Roberts Wilson, P.A. are currently accepting cases of people who used chemical hair straighteners and have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, uterine fibroids, and premature labor.
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute recently published a study that found that people who frequently use chemical hair straighteners are more than twice as likely to develop uterine cancer than those who don’t use those products The study defined “frequent use” of hair relaxers as more than four times a year.
Hair relaxers are predominantly used by Black women, Hispanic women, and others to help style curly or wavy hair. In addition to uterine, ovarian, breast, or endometrial cancer, the use of hair relaxers also puts these women at greater risk for uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and premature labor.
If you have used chemical hair straighteners or hair relaxers and have been given a diagnosis of cancer or another medical condition, call Roberts Wilson, P.A. today at (662) 533-9111 for a FREE case review. We handle hair relaxer cases on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay unless we get you compensation.
Is There a Lawsuit Against Chemical Hair Straighteners?
Legal actions against hair relaxers/hair straighteners are in the beginning stages. Roberts Wilson, P.A. is accepting claims for potential litigation against an array of retail hair relaxer brands. We are committed to helping consumers – predominantly Black women – who have suffered harm as a result of using these products.
The link between chemical hair straighteners and uterine cancer is especially alarming for Black women, who use hair relaxers more than other groups. Uterine cancer rates – and related deaths – are increasing across the United States; however, death rates among non-Hispanic Black women are the highest.
Manufacturers of hair relaxers have a duty to make sure their products are safe for the public. Likewise, when consumers purchase retail items and use them as intended, they are owed safe products. If the use of hair products caused you to develop cancer, you may have grounds to seek compensation for your physical, financial, and emotional losses.
What Brands of Hair Relaxers May Be Associated with Cancer and Other Medical Conditions?
Any manufacturer of hair straighteners/hair relaxers could be involved in a potential lawsuit.
Hair relaxers typically harbor ingredients linked with an increased risk of cancer, such as metals, formaldehyde, phthalates, and parabens. Additionally, these dangerous materials are more likely to be absorbed through scalp burns and abrasions caused by chemical hair straighteners.
Common brands of hair relaxers that may be responsible for increased cancer risks and other health concerns include:
- Creme of Nature
- Olive Oil
- African Pride
- Dark & Lovely
- Optimum Care
- Just For Me
These products are marketed aggressively to Black women. The businesses that profit off Black women yet give no regard for their safety must be held accountable for their dangerous and harmful actions.
At Roberts Wilson, P.A., our hair relaxer attorneys are dedicated to helping anyone who was harmed by negligent hair product companies obtain the full and fair compensation they deserve. If you were diagnosed with cancer or another health issue after using chemical hair straighteners, call our office now.
Do I Have a Case?
If you used hair relaxers frequently and were later diagnosed with a medical issue including but not limited to uterine cancer, breast cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or experienced premature labor, you may be entitled to compensation. The people most at risk of harm from chemical hair straighteners include Black women, Hispanic women, and others.
What Medical Conditions Are Linked to Chemical Hair Straighteners?
Frequent exposure to chemical hair straighteners and relaxers places consumers at elevated risk for medical conditions including but not limited to:
Uterine and Endometrial Cancer
There are two primary forms of uterine cancer. Endometrial cancer is the most common, with approximately 50,000 women diagnosed every year. Uterine sarcoma (cancer of the muscle walls of the uterus) is the rarer, more aggressive form of the disease.
Accounting for about 3% of all new cancer diagnoses, uterine cancer is the most common cancer in women’s reproductive systems. Tragically, uterine cancer rates are rising in the United States, notably among Black women.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has confirmed that the chemicals in hair relaxers are linked with a higher risk of uterine cancer and that the impact is felt mostly by Black women due to higher use.
Research has found that 4.05% of frequent users of hair relaxers develop uterine cancer by the age of 70, compared with only 1.64% of women who have never used hair relaxers at the same age.
Uterine cancer treatment may involve:
- Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors
- Anti-angiogenesis therapy
- Targeted therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Lymph node removal
While uterine cancer presents physical hardships, the emotional and financial cost of the disease is also high. An experienced lawyer can help you seek damages for the many losses you suffered due to the negligence of reckless hair product manufacturers.
Ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries, the glands that store eggs and produce estrogen and other hormones. The ovaries contain stromal, germ, and epithelial cells, each of which can develop abnormally and cause cancer.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that permanent hair dye and straighteners have been previously linked to increased breast and ovarian cancer risk.
Treatment for ovarian cancer can include:
- Radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Targeted drug therapy
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) – using data from the Sister Study – found 2,794 instances of breast cancer related to the use of hair relaxers and hair dye. While the use of permanent dyes every 5 to 8 weeks (or more) was associated with an 8% increased risk of breast cancer for white women, for Black women, the frequent use of hair dyes increased the risk of breast cancer by 60%.
Black women tend to receive a breast cancer diagnosis at the median age of 60, while the median age for breast cancer diagnosis for white women is 64.
Treatment for breast cancer may involve:
- Targeted therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Axillary lymph node dissection
- Sentinel node biopsy
- Double mastectomy
A breast cancer diagnosis can be the most challenging experience of a woman’s life and treatment can forever change a woman’s body and the way she sees herself. If you have received a breast cancer diagnosis after frequent use of chemical hair relaxers, you owe it to yourself to find out more about your rights. If the negligence of hair product manufacturers played a role in your illness, they can – and should – be held responsible. The hair relaxer lawyers at Roberts Wilson, P.A. will listen to your story, answer your questions, and explain your options.
A uterine fibroid is a noncancerous growth of the uterus that usually develops during a woman’s childbearing years. Uterine fibroids vary in size, from being so small that they are undetectable to the eye, to being so large that they distort and enlarge the uterus. A woman can have a single fibroid or multiple ones.
In one study, which looked at over a million women in the U.S. between 2003 and 2014, it was found that the highest rate of uterine fibroid diagnoses occurred in Black women between the ages of 35 and 50. In fact, an estimated 80% of Black women will develop fibroids over their lifetime.
Treatment for uterine fibroids may involve:
- Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Abdominal hysterectomy
- Vaginal hysterectomy
- Hysteroscopic myomectomy
- Laparoscopic myomectomy
- Abdominal myomectomy
If you frequently used chemical hair straighteners and have developed uterine fibroids, contact Roberts Wilson, P.A. today for a FREE initial consultation. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses and other losses.
Approximately 20% to 50% of women who undergo infertility treatment have endometriosis. It is a disorder in which tissue grows outside the uterus. This tissue is similar to the tissue that lines the uterus (endometrium). Endometriosis can lead to infertility, increased miscarriage risk, and chronic pain.
Endometriosis treatment could involve:
- Pain medication
- Hormone therapy
- Conservative surgery
The consequences of developing endometriosis can affect a woman’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being. It can also have a dramatic impact on the future of a woman’s family.
If you have used hair relaxers frequently and later suffered a miscarriage or infertility, or have undergone endometriosis treatment, the chemical hair straightener lawsuit lawyers at Roberts Wilson, P.A. want to hear your story. You deserve justice for the harm you have suffered because of negligent hair product manufacturers.
How Our Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Attorneys Can Help
Roberts Wilson, P.A. is committed to fighting for our friends and neighbors in Mississippi. We are passionate about standing up to large companies that put profits over people. We aren’t intimidated by big corporations or their vast legal teams. We believe in justice, and we don’t back down from a fight.
The makers of hair relaxers owe consumers a basic duty of care. When they fail to sell products that are safe and free of unnecessary health risks – or they fail to warn consumers about possible dangers – they should be held responsible for the harm they cause. As a consumer, you did nothing wrong. You do not deserve the hardships you may be facing because of a big company’s negligence. Our attorneys want to right the wrongs you have experienced.
Your journey toward justice begins with a FREE case review. When you contact our office, we will assess the merits of your claim and explain your legal rights. It costs you nothing to call and you are under no obligation to move forward with our firm. If we decide to move forward together, you won’t pay anything unless we reach a successful outcome on your behalf. But it’s important to act quickly. Don’t postpone justice another day. Call us now to discuss your situation.
If you or a loved one has developed any of the conditions or cancers discussed above, Attorney Roberts Wilson will visit with you personally and help you evaluate you or your loved one’s claim against the manufacturers of hair relaxers and straighteners.
Contact Roberts Wilson, P.A. today online or at (662) 533-9111 for a FREE case evaluation. We proudly serve clients throughout the state of Mississippi.