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Holding Manufacturers Accountable for Harmful Hair Straightening Products

Apr 12, 2024
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
Hair Straightener class action

At Shamis & Gentile, P.A., we believe that holding companies responsible through legal action is an important cornerstone of American society and one of the more effective ways of doing so. One recent issue that we have been fighting for is the hair straightening products that have been linked to causing uterine cancer in women.

Beauty companies such as L’Oreal have not been adequately labeling the possible side effects, and as such, consumers have had no way of knowing that developing cancer from using hair relaxers was even a possibility. As such, affected individuals might be eligible for compensation by submitting a claim.

Getting Compensation and Seeking Justice

Going the legal route, by filing a lawsuit or otherwise, individuals are able to bring their case in front of a judge and jury, where the matter will be decided by impartial third parties. If you have been personally affected by a severe illness such as uterine cancer after using hair straightening products, you stand a chance of getting monetary compensation as well as finding justice.

You have the potential to get your medical expenses covered, as well as additional compensation for the pain and suffering the products have caused you. Loss of wages or punitive damages can also be considered in some cases.

Perhaps equally important as monetary compensation is the feeling of justice and fairness that can be achieved by pursuing the matter in a legal setting. After all, justice can take many forms, and holding responsible companies accountable for their actions can be rewarding in its own right.

Holding Companies Accountable

Apart from seeking personal justice and compensation, holding the companies responsible and liable for their actions is an important aspect of these types of lawsuits and legal actions. Ideally, it will help prevent other people from developing uterine cancer or other severe conditions in the future but forcing the beauty companies to update their labeling or use different ingredients that are not harmful.

For those diagnosed with uterine cancer, this might be a more important factor than monetary gains, as the victims will know their pain and suffering have affected some real and tangible change in the world going forward.

Legal cases will also help bring media attention to the matter, further increasing the pressure on the companies and bringing the issues at hand into a broader light and possibly even up to debate at the political level.

There are several different legal options for holding these large corporations liable for their failure to warn. There are lawsuits from individual people and larger class action lawsuits in which a group of people pool their resources, evidence, and testimony.

These class action lawsuits can also make it easier for the individual claimant, as it might not be as stressful being with a group of similar people as running a full lawsuit on their own. Regardless of which option is best for your circumstances, Shamis & Gentile, P.A., will do everything in our power to help ensure this process is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Not only do we have extensive experience dealing with other lawyers and arguing in court, but we also pride ourselves on being transparent and communicative with each of our clients, providing whatever aid and relief we can during this time.

If you wish to submit your claim, please use our contact form and send us your details. We will look into your situation with discretion and professionalism and get back to you as soon as possible to help guide you in whatever capacity we can.

Submit a Class Action Claim

Submit a class action claim today; there are no associated fees or expenses unless we manage to win the case on your behalf.