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Seeking Compensation for Injuries Caused by Hair Straightening Products

Mar 05, 2024
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
Hair Straightener class action

Have you or someone close to you developed uterine cancer after using hair straightening products? Then you might be eligible for compensation by virtue of seeking legal justice in the matter. At Shamis & Gentile, P.A., we are investigating several of these incidents and are committed to helping people like you pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.

Ever since studies showed that certain hair straightening products could cause uterine cancer and other complications, we have been looking into the matter closely. We believe that fair compensation and a change in the policy of the beauty product manufacturers are in order, and we will do everything in our power to see that happen.

Apart from the legal ruling and justice that would come with it, there are also different types of compensation that could be available. We will explore all the options in this article to help inform you.

Medical Expenses

Not only do the affected individuals who develop cancer have to deal with the harshness of the disease itself, but they are often burdened with large medical bills and extensive trips to and from the hospital, special doctors, and routine scans.

By seeking compensation for your medical expenses, you might be able to get full coverage for all of your past, current, and future bills. This would effectively allow you to focus fully on your recovery instead of worrying about balancing what money you have available.

This is often one of the most important types of compensation for victims, as the sheer amount of money that the medical treatments for uterine cancer costs can be enough to overwhelm even the most financially responsible people.

Pain and Suffering

Another common form of compensation when dealing with these types of cases is what is known as compensation for pain and suffering. This is a critical form of compensation, as it goes a long way in making the individual feel validated and recognized for the hardships they have endured during their entire ordeal.

This compensation can refer to physical distress, as well as emotional distress, and thus can vary depending on each specific case that we argue. During our legal aid, we will determine the extent to which it is possible to sue for pain and suffering and figure out how to best approach this topic for each individual client.

Lost Wages

Due to the nature of uterine cancer, many patients have lost their jobs or at least been forced to severely limit the hours they could work. Because of this, suing for lost wages is also a common form of compensation that aims to bridge the gap and repair clients’ financial situation.

Loss of wages can refer to work that has already been missed but can also encompass compensation that considers the future, especially if the victim is unable to return to work in the foreseeable future, if not forever.

Punitive Damages

In the case of beauty companies failing to warn consumers properly about such serious side effects as cancer, there is also an argument to be made that the company could face punitive damages. This type of compensation is meant to label negligent behavior, effectively punishing companies and deterring similar behavior going forward.

If you wish to learn more about whether you are eligible to submit a claim for compensation, please contact Shamis & Gentile, P.A., today and send us your information. We promise to look into your case quickly, offering our experience and legal advice promptly.

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