When Your Hair Relaxer Impacts More Than Just Your Hair
Thousands of women across the country have used chemical hair straightening products, often referred to as hair relaxers or perms, to help change their hair texture and style it the way they want. People have been using these products because they believe them to be not only effective but safe.
Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have found a link between these products and cancer. Women who use these products more than four times per year are more than twice as likely to get uterine cancer than those who do not use the products. These companies, including L’Oréal, Revlon, ORS, Strength of Nature Global, SoftSheen-Carson and others, knew their products contained toxic chemicals and could cause cancer but failed to warn women of the risks.
At Hearn Law Firm, PLLC, we believe these companies need to be held accountable for knowingly putting consumers at risk for a devastating disease. Our lead attorney, Philip C. Hearn, has decades of experience in and out of the courtroom fighting for consumer rights in product liability cases. He can put this experience to work for you and fight for what you deserve.
Hair Relaxers And The Link To Cancer
Hair relaxers contain chemicals that allow the product to work as intended. Formaldehyde, metals, parabens, phthalates and synthetic endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are commonly used ingredients that can contribute to uterine cancer by altering hormones.
Hair products that use EDCs provide a pathway for the chemicals to enter the body through scalp injuries, such as burns and cuts, often caused by these products. Even small amounts entering the body can cause devastating health problems. For Black women, in particular, the heaviest users of these products, there is also an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
If you are a frequent user of hair relaxers, you may have unknowingly exposed yourself to a dangerous carcinogen that can cause uterine cancer. Whether you or a loved one has suffered harm caused by hair relaxers, you deserve compensation and justice for your injuries. Attorney Hearn is ready to challenge these companies in court and fervently represent your interests.
Fighting Back Against The Companies Who Caused You Harm
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to discuss your claim. When you meet with Attorney Hearn, he will review your case and medical records and give you an honest opinion and explanation of your options. With years of courtroom experience, we know how insurance companies try to offer lowball offers. We will help level the playing field and achieve the outcome you deserve. Contact our Jackson or Blue Mountain office at 866-583-8721 to schedule a free consultation.