In recent years, a number of companies that manufacture hair relaxer products have faced lawsuits for causing cancer and other serious medical conditions. Among these companies are L’Oréal, Unilever, and Avon. Victims of these dangerous products, including South Carolina residents, may develop a variety of medical conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, asthma, scalp damage, and hair loss, among others.
People with textured hair, particularly African American women, have long been fans of hair relaxer products. However, research has revealed that many of these products contain hazardous chemicals that can cause serious medical complications. These chemicals can disrupt the endocrine system and cause hormonal imbalances, which can lead to the development of cancerous cells in breast tissue and the uterine lining.
If you or a loved one has experienced medical complications as a result of using hair relaxer products, you may be able to file a class action lawsuit against the companies responsible. Victims of these harmful products have several options for recovery, including:
Compensation for medical expenses: Victims of hair relaxer products may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses incurred as a result of their illness or injury, such as doctor visits, hospital stays, and other medical treatments.
Lost wages: If a hair relaxer product victim is unable to work due to illness or injury, they may be able to recover compensation for lost wages and other income-related damages.
Victims of hair relaxer products may also be able to recover damages for their illness or injury-related pain and suffering, such as emotional distress, physical pain, and mental anguish.
Punitive damages: In some cases, victims of hair relaxer products may be able to recover punitive damages, which are meant to punish the responsible parties for their actions and discourage others from engaging in similar behavior in the future.
If you or a loved one has suffered medical complications as a result of using hair relaxer products, you should consult with an experienced South Carolina Hair Relaxer Lawsuit attorney who can help you understand your legal options and pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact the David W. Martin Law Group today to schedule a free consultation and find out how we can assist you with your case.