After the link between hair straightening products and an increased risk of uterine cancer became public knowledge, there have been many people wondering – do I qualify for the lawsuit? Our firm has developed a series of questions to help determine if you might qualify:
Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Qualification Tool
The National Cancer Institute Study and Uterine Cancer
The study released by the National Cancer Institute in October 2022 details a link between hair relaxers and straighteners and female reproductive health conditions. These health conditions include uterine fibroids, early puberty, preterm birth, uterine cancer, and endometrial cancer. In addition, the study found that African American women and other women of color were more adversely affected as hair relaxers are mainly used to straighten naturally curly hair.
Who Qualifies for the Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit?
The hair relaxer lawsuit is open to those who have used chemical hair relaxer products and have been diagnosed with endometrial cancer or other types of female reproductive cancers, such as uterine cancer. To qualify, you need to have been diagnosed with uterine cancer or other health problems after using chemical hair straightening products for a few years. The form above outlines some criteria that Gemma Law Associates will consider when reviewing your claim.
Currently, there are no limitations on salon-treated hair or hair that was relaxed at home. The main concerns are the harmful chemicals in the chemical hair straighteners and the lack of warning from the manufacturers.
It is important to note that even if you do not meet the criteria for uterine or endometrial cancer, you may still be eligible for compensation for other medical expenses related to hair straightening products, as the study also mentions other significant adverse health effects.
Visit our chemical hair straightening products and uterine cancer risk page for more detailed information about the specific manufacturers, products, and chemicals involved in this lawsuit.
What Are the Steps to Take to File a Claim?
- Get medical records from your doctor or hospital that prove you were diagnosed with uterine cancer or any other medical condition related to hair relaxers and straighteners.
- Contact a hair relaxer cancer attorney who specializes in hair product lawsuits.
- Submit your hair product liability lawsuit claim
Gemma Law is Here to Fight for You
If you believe you or a loved one have a case, please get in touch with one of our experienced product liability attorneys to discuss your options. It is essential to understand your legal rights and how to proceed to get the best outcome possible from this situation. An experienced lawyer can help you explore all your options related to this new hair relaxer lawsuit. Call today for a free consultation!