Chemical hair relaxers are creams or lotions applied to the hair and scalp that contain chemicals to straighten very curly, full hair. Cosmetic companies that manufacture hair relaxers have been marketing these products across the United States, mainly to black and brown women and young girls. These companies have known since as far back as 2015 that chemical hair relaxers are harmful and failed to warn consumers of the health risks. A 2022 study found that women who use chemical hair relaxers have a higher risk of being diagnosed with uterine cancer, and a 2021 study found that frequent use of chemical hair relaxers is strongly associated with ovarian cancer. The chemical hair relaxers linked to ovarian and uterine cancer include, but are not limited to, these products:
- Just for Me
- Olive Oil Relaxer
- Dark & Lovely
If you use or have used chemical hair relaxers and have been diagnosed with ovarian or uterine cancer, The Gutierrez Law Firm could seek these damages in a mass tort lawsuit for you:
- Past and future medical expenses to treat your injuries.
- Past and future pain and suffering you have experienced because of your injuries.
- Wage losses, if any.
- Other economic losses experienced because of your injuries.
- Punitive damages, if appropriate.
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