After researchers alerted the public to the link between heavy chemical hair relaxer usage and various cancers of the female reproductive system, women filed product liability lawsuits accusing the makers of these products of negligence for failing to warn consumers about the carcinogens in their products. By taking legal action, they hope to recover compensation for their damages and hold the makers of chemical hair relaxers accountable. A critical part of that process is choosing a qualified product liability lawyer to represent your interests.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer after the frequent use of chemical hair relaxers, the product liability attorneys of Dolman Law Group can provide you with the legal expertise you need to recover compensation for your damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You can schedule a free consultation with our team to hear more about and get a better understanding of what your hair relaxer cancer claim may be worth.
Understanding the Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuits
The hair relaxer cancer lawsuits are based on new NIH research that suggests a causal relationship between using chemical hair relaxers 4 or more times a year and an increased risk of developing uterine cancer. The women who reported using chemical hair relaxers at this rate were twice as likely as other women in the study to develop uterine cancer. 60% of the women who fall under this category identified as Black, causing researchers to highlight their increased risk. Other studies have noted that frequent chemical hair relaxer usage can result in:
The endocrine-disrupting chemicals interfere with the body’s ability to keep hormones, specifically estrogen, balanced. When these toxic chemicals are absorbed through the scalp, they are mistaken as estrogen by the body. Abnormally high estrogen levels are known to cause cancer in the female reproductive system.
Cancer treatment is often expensive, as well as mentally and physically exhausting. Plaintiffs should not have to suffer the consequences of another party’s negligence without compensation. Once you have decided to pursue compensation for your damages in a hair relaxer cancer lawsuit, the next step is seeking out qualified legal representation.
Look for Expertise in Product Liability Claims
Not all personal injury lawyers have the same specialties. You should begin by ensuring that your personal injury lawyer has a history of successfully representing plaintiffs in product liability claims. Product liability claims differ from other types of personal injury claims in that most cases force plaintiffs to confront powerful companies, like L’Oreal, or their insurance carriers. There is often more publicity tied to product liability lawsuits in cases like the hair relaxer cancer claims, as a large number of plaintiffs are accusing well-known companies of negligence.
Additionally, product liability claims require a different set of criteria to be met as compared to most personal injury claims. The plaintiff’s representatives need to prove that the defendant is liable for a design flaw, distribution error, or failure to provide a warning label. This can require extensive investigation and a thorough vetting of medical records, both of which take a certain level of experience. Finally, the presence of carcinogens in product liability claims often requires a seasoned personal injury lawyer to ensure that the burden of proof is met.
Consider the Size of the Personal Injury Law Firm
When you consider hiring a hair relaxer cancer attorney, you should establish that they can devote the time and attention your case needs to maximize compensation. You should have the sense that they understand the magnitude of your losses and that they are prepared to go above and beyond to maximize your compensation for your chemical hair relaxer damages.
Small firms may lack the resources to properly investigate your claim and keep up with the demands of a complex product liability lawsuit. On the other hand, massive firms typically lack the willingness to devote individualized attention to your claim. They may be unable to assign a specific personal injury attorney who is dedicated to your case, or you may have trouble getting in contact with them. Instead, you want to look for a firm that can balance their time, effort, and resources to give your hair relaxer cancer claim the attention it deserves.
Experience Handing Mass Tort Claims and Trial Experience
The hair relaxer cancer lawsuits are poised to become a multidistrict litigation. That means plaintiffs will be able to share the load during the discovery process and pre-trial process. Unlike in a class action lawsuit, any settlements plaintiffs receive are specific to their enumerated damages, rather than a lump sum divided evenly amongst plaintiffs. Your personal injury lawyer must be able to balance coordinating with other product liability attorneys while actively representing your specific interests.
Additionally, they should have experience taking personal injury claims to court. If a personal injury attorney does not have trial experience, that indicates that they believe that the insurance company reliably offers fair settlements to injured plaintiffs. Any reputable personal injury lawyer will assure you that this is not the case. Insurance companies want to pay out the minimum amount they are required to, which means that personal injury lawyers have to put forth a convincing claim for damages.
Why Should I Choose Dolman Law Group to Represent Me?
The success of a personal injury law firm can be measured in a variety of different ways. Dolman Law Group consistently exceeds the standard. Our team has acquired numerous accolades for our ability to maximize compensation and our work as trial attorneys.
Beyond our awards, we have endorsements from many former clients, which we take great pride in. Over our decade of service, we have established a reputation for excellence and results-driven success, which is evident based on our history of maximizing compensation.
Your time to file a hair relaxer lawsuit may be increasingly limited, so you should not delay the process of finding a product liability lawyer. Don’t wait until you think you can afford a personal injury lawyer. Our team works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t have to worry about paying for our services before we negotiate your claim. If our team is unable to settle your hair relaxer cancer claim, you don’t owe us anything.
Contact Dolman Law Group for Help With Your Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit
Choosing the best personal injury lawyer can make all the difference in terms of the size of the settlement you receive. At Dolman Law Group, you can rely on us to accurately calculate what your claim is worth and then work strategically to secure that goal.
The product liability lawyers of Dolman Law Group are trustworthy advocates who will not shy away from pressuring negligent companies or their insurance carriers to settle your hair relaxer cancer claim for an amount that reflects the extent of your physical, mental, and financial losses. If necessary, we are more than capable of representing your interests in court.
Our team will work diligently to protect your right to pursue compensation for your damages. You can reach us to schedule a free consultation with one of our product liability attorneys to learn more about how our services can benefit your chemical hair relaxer cancer lawsuit.