How Much is a Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit Worth?

December 7, 2022
How Much is a Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit Worth?

After a National Institute of Health report revealed that repeated use of chemical hair relaxers may be causing uterine cancer, women have begun filing personal injury lawsuits against negligent makers of these hair straightening products. They claim that companies like L’Oreal are liable for designing a carcinogenic product, as well as failing to warn consumers of its cancer-causing properties. At Dolman Law Group, we want to remind you that you have the right to pursue compensation for injuries and damages sustained due to another party’s negligence. 

For many women diagnosed with uterine cancer, these damages include losses like medical bills, lost wages, and loss of quality of life. The hair relaxer cancer attorneys of Dolman Law Group are available to answer any questions you may have and to explain the benefits of our services. You can schedule a free consultation with our team to learn more about what your hair relaxer uterine cancer settlement could be worth in a product liability lawsuit.

Chemical Hair Relaxers Increase the Risk of Uterine Cancer

Multiple studies have identified a link between the consistent use of chemical hair relaxers and the development of uterine cancer. In a study published by the Journal of the National Cancer Insitute, researchers assert that women who use chemical hair straighteners four or more times a year can more than double their risk of uterine cancer.

These findings may disproportionately impact Black women, who tend to use chemical hair straighteners at higher rates compared to other demographics. Statistically speaking, uterine cancer also has a significantly higher mortality rate for Black women. Women who have used chemical hair straighteners should exercise caution and seek medical treatment immediately if they experience any symptoms of uterine cancer.

How Toxic Chemicals in Hair Straightners May be Causing Uterine Cancer

The issue appears to be connected to the endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are present in certain chemical hair straighteners. The chemicals in question have a similar effect on the female body as the hormone estrogen, which influences the reproductive system. Uterine cancer can be caused by a hormone imbalance, and it is especially sensitive to high levels of estrogen. When women apply these chemical relaxers several times for many years, these estrogen-like chemicals are absorbed into the body and accumulate, leading to abnormal cell growth in the uterus. Uterine cancer has a high survival rate, but the treatment is often exhausting and painful, and may compromise fertility.

How Much is My Chemical Hair Relaxer Uterine Cancer Lawsuit Worth? 

While it is difficult to place a specific dollar value on a hair relaxer uterine cancer claim without any additional specifics, we anticipate that settlements could be substantial if the makers of these products are found liable. Damages could include a variety of losses, such as:

  • Medical bills
    • Surgery
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation
    • Hormone therapy
    • Hospital stay
  • Job-related losses
    • Lost wages
    • Reduced earning capacity
    • Missed Promotions
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

Losses with a set monetary value, called economic damages, can be accounted for with a bill, pay stub, or other clear receipts. Non-economic damages, which cover emotional losses, are most effectively calculated by an experienced personal injury attorney.

Settlements for Chemical Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuits May Vary

Additionally, it is important to remember that any settlement will be evaluated in the context of an individual plaintiff’s lifestyle, career, and health. For example, a young, childless woman who required a hysterectomy to treat her uterine cancer would be more likely to receive substantial compensation for losing her ability to have biological children than a post-menopausal woman who required a much less invasive treatment.

Multiple women have already filed product liability lawsuits against the makers of these chemical relaxers, which will also help determine what the average settlement could be worth. The courts are currently reviewing a motion to consolidate chemical hair straightener uterine cancer lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation, which would streamline the discovery process. The outcome of this potential MDL could also provide a clearer picture for potential plaintiffs on the amount of compensation they can expect to receive.

Why Should I Choose Dolman Law Group to Represent Me?

When your life has been upended by a uterine cancer diagnosis, you should be able to focus on caring for your health and your family. Instead, you will likely be besieged with inquiries from insurance companies and bill collectors, expected to keep up with pressing paperwork deadlines and pressured to settle a claim that could ruin your family’s finances.

In order to increase the likelihood of maximizing your compensation and reducing your stress, you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer. Dolman Law Group has an established history of securing fair settlements from negligent parties and their insurance carriers. We have the technical expertise and networks of resources to effectively negotiate on your behalf.

Over the last decade, we have relied on a results-driven approach to obtain maximum compensation for our injured clients. That has allowed us to expand our services throughout Florida and on a national scale. As a result, we have successfully handled a variety of mass tort lawsuits for clients who have been diagnosed with cancer after using defective products, including the AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits. This invaluable experience makes us the best choice for women facing physical, financial, and emotional losses after using carcinogenic hair straightening products.

Contact Dolman Law Group for Help With Your Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit

At Dolman Law Group, you can rest assured that your concerns will be taken seriously. Our dedicated product liability attorneys will relentlessly pursue fair compensation for your damages by leveraging evidence to establish liability and validate the true value of your losses. 

You can expect us to offer the personalized attention provided by smaller firms, as well as access to resources that you would anticipate with a larger firm. Additionally, we have valuable trial experience that distinguishes our personal injury law firm.  

If you believe that your use of defective hair straightening products caused your uterine cancer, you should consider filing a product liability lawsuit to recover the value of your damages. We encourage you to take advantage of a free consultation with one of our product liability lawyers to determine the next steps in your hair relaxer uterine cancer claim. Our team will work tirelessly to exceed expectations and 

Matthew Dolman

Clearwater Personal Injury and Insurance Attorney

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 lawsuits. Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess or $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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