Several companies are being sued* by a woman who asserts that their hair relaxing products led to her uterine cancer. The federal lawsuit was filed just a few days after the National Institutes of Health released its report from a study’s findings showing frequent users of the chemical hair relaxing products are more than twice as likely to develop uterine cancer compared to others. There are also links to fibroids and endometriosis.
What chemical hair relaxer or straightening companies may be linked to uterine cancer, fibroids and endometriosis?
There are many products, but some of the more prominent companies include L’Oréal, SoftSheen Carson, Strength of Nature, Dabur, and Namaste Laboratories. Some of the product lines include: Soft & Beautiful, Motions, TCB Naturals, Just For Me, Olive Oil Girls, Optimum, Dark and Lovely
Why are African American and Latino women more likely to get uterine cancer, endometriosis and fibroids?
It's believed that an irritated scalp from the hair relaxing kits leads to harmful chemicals entering the body. Since African American and Latina women are the most frequent users of these products, they see the highest associated increase in this cancer, although all women may become victims as well.
My family member or I have used hair relaxers or straighteners. Do I have a claim?
If you or a loved one has used these products and developed uterine cancer, fibroids or endometriosis, you may have a claim. Additionally, those who have used these products and not developed these health issues, you may also have a legal claim for the future potential of being diagnosed. Contact the Cohen Hirsch Law Firm for more information and a free review of your potential case.
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Usage of hair relaxers is linked to:
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The case details the history of straightening hair in African American culture and the harms caused by the chemicals.