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Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit

Hair straightening products are widely used by women with textured or curly hair. Multiple studies have recently shown these seemingly benign products cause their users to develop lethal forms of cancers, which has led to numerous hair care lawsuits being filed across the United States. If you used a chemical hair straightener or chemical hair relaxer and have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Find Out If You Can Join the Hair Relaxer Lawsuit

Product liability claims are legally complex matters to litigate due to fierce defenses asserted by manufacturers and insurance companies. The Carter Mario Law Firm has been fighting to protect the rights of injured victims for over 30 years. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you determine if you are eligible to join the hair relaxer class action lawsuit.

Hair Relaxers, Hair Straighteners Are Linked To Cancer

Chemical hair straighteners are regularly used cosmetic products designed to straighten curly hair. Hair relaxers and chemical hair straighteners contain many harsh ingredients, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which may increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Recently, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute released the result of a 10-year study which found women who used chemical hair relaxer products and straighteners had higher rates of uterine cancer.

Types of Cancer Caused by Hair Relaxers

Chemical hair relaxer products and straighteners have been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer and uterine cancer. Additionally, higher rates of abnormal tissue growth are seen in women who used chemical hair relaxer products. While some of these conditions are painful yet treatable, some are fatal.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are tumors that grow in the muscular wall of the uterus. They can range from the size of a small pill to that of a large grapefruit. While uterine fibroids are often non-cancerous, they can cause extreme pain.


Endometriosis occurs when interior uterine tissue begins to grow outside the uterus. Specifically, this tissue can grow on other organs, such as the fallopian tubes and ovaries. In addition to being painful, endometriosis can result in infertility.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer occurs when cancerous tumors develop in the ovaries. Additionally, ovarian cancer is particularly deadly. This is because the early stages of ovarian cancer cause no outward symptoms, which makes it difficult to diagnose.

Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer is a form of uterine cancer. While it is treatable, it can still cause cancerous tumors to develop. Sadly, the favored treatment option is a hysterectomy which can result in infertility.

Brand-Name Products Causing Cancer

Several brand-name chemical hair relaxer products and hair straighteners have been linked to increased cancer risk. Specifically:

  • Just for Me
  • L’Oréal USA Products, Inc.
  • Motions
  • African Pride
  • Africa’s Best
  • ORS Olive Oil Hair Relaxer
  • Revlon
  • Brazilian Blowout

Many of these chemical hair relaxer products contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which are linked to higher rates of hormone-related cancers.

Carter Mario Law Firm is Experienced in Product Liability

At Carter Mario, our skilled personal attorneys have years of experience handling product liability cases. Specifically, we have represented victims harmed by defective products such as dangerous drugs and transvaginal mesh. Manufacturers and insurance companies know who we are as we have built a record of success, as we have obtained over One Billion Dollars in financial compensation for our clients.

Contact Carter Mario To Join The Lawsuit

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer after using chemical hair relaxers or straighteners, do not wait. Contact Carter Mario today for a free consultation. We can help you join the hair relaxer class action lawsuit and fight for your rights.

A woman receiving hair relaxer or hair straightener treatment, now the subject of a lawsuit Carter Mario Law Firm is pursuing.

FAQs About the Hair Relaxer Lawsuit

Because chemical hair relaxers and straighteners are common and have been on the market for so long, it is normal to think they are safe and harmless. But it also is normal to be shocked, surprised, and confused that these hair relaxer products cause women to develop uterine cancer. At Carter Mario, our personal injury attorneys routinely offer free consultations to clients to address their concerns. 

How Much Will the Lawsuit Cost?

At Carter Mario, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis when representing victims in hair relaxer lawsuits. This means you will not pay any upfront costs for your hair relaxer lawsuit. Under our Zero Fee Warranty, we only get paid if we win your lawsuit at trial or negotiate a favorable settlement.

Should I Join the Lawsuit?

Yes! If you have been diagnosed with cancer after using chemical hair relaxers or hair straighteners, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Contact us today to discuss your legal options for your hair relaxer lawsuit.

Are All Hair Relaxers Dangerous?

To a certain degree, yes. Many chemical hair relaxers contain harsh ingredients which may increase the risk of uterine cancer. Additionally, the safety of a hair relaxer depends on its ingredients and how it is used. 

What If I Do Not Have Cancer?

If you are concerned about developing uterine cancer or breast cancer, you should cease using chemical hair relaxers or straighteners. Alternatively, you should search for products that contain less aggressive chemicals. Additionally, you should limit how often you use chemical hair relaxers or hair straighteners.

Can a Lawsuit Help?

Yes! A lawsuit can help you get the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Hair relaxer cancer lawsuits can also hold hair relaxer manufacturers and developers of hair straightening products accountable and help prevent others from being harmed in the future.

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