Experienced West Virginia Attorney Advocates for Victims Harmed by Dangerous Chemical Hair Straighteners

Determined Morgantown lawyer fights for victims suffering from chemical-induced cancer and other illnesses

Hair straightening has been a fixture of American fashion since the 1800s. Stylists and do-it-yourselfers have used different methods, including hot combs and chemical relaxers, to give unruly tresses a smooth and sleek appearance. However, contemporary products sold by L’Oreal, Strength of Nature, Soft Sheen and others have been linked to a variety of cancers in the people who’ve used them. If you used a chemical hair-straightening product and have contracted cancer, you may be eligible for compensation. Mountaineer Injury Law Group in Morgantown and Martinsburg works on behalf of consumers who suffered a serious illness due to these dangerous products. I can help you pursue the payment you deserve for your medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages. 

Cancers linked to chemical hair straighteners      

Manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their products are safe for their intended use. Unfortunately, some cosmetics companies have been marketing chemical hair straighteners that have been linked to an increased risk of certain cancers. In 2022, a study by the National Institutes of Health found the risk of uterine cancer was twice as high in women who used chemical hair straighteners at least four times a year. Other studies have shown that chemical hair straighteners increase the risk of:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Breast cancer

A flood of lawsuits followed, naming several high-profile cosmetics companies as defendants. These brands include:

  • Dark and Lovely
  • Just for Me
  • L’Oreal
  • Motions
  • Namaste
  • Olive Oil Girls
  • Optimum
  • Soft & Beautiful
  • Strength of Nature Global LLC
  • TCB Naturals

As an experienced product liability lawyer, I am highly qualified to assist consumers of these products who have developed cancer or other health issues associated with hair straighteners.

Do you qualify for a hair straightener lawsuit?

If you have used a chemical hair straightening product at least four times a year and have developed cancer or another debilitating health condition, you might be eligible for compensation. As your regular use of a qualifying product is key, you should attempt to locate as many receipts for the products as possible. If you went to a professional stylist for hair straightening, their testimony can be pivotal to your case. Regardless of the amount of evidence you can gather, it is imperative to speak to a knowledgeable attorney who can assess your situation and give you an honest assessment about your potential financial recovery.

Pursuing a hair straightener cancer claim 

Any cancer diagnosis is a serious matter, so you must do everything possible to get the medical attention you need and strengthen your case for compensation. As many lawsuits have been filed, new cases will likely be consolidated as part of the multidistrict litigation. To protect your rights and enhance your prospects of a favorable outcome, you need a determined advocate on your side. When you entrust your case to my firm, I fight aggressively for you to deliver the best possible outcome.

Contact a West Virginia products liability lawyer for a free hair straightener injury consultation

Mountaineer Injury Law Group offers exceptional legal representation to clients who have contracted cancer due to chemical hair straighteners. To schedule a free consultation in either Morgantown or Martinsburg, please call 304-202-5835 or contact me online.      

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