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The Tennessee hair relaxer lawsuit lawyers at Fob James Law Firm are representing victims that have been diagnosed with cancers caused by hair relaxer products. This includes uterine, ovarian and endometrial cancer.

Our biggest concern is making sure you get the justice and the compensation that you deserve. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 

Contact our experienced hair relaxer cancer attorneys in Nashville, Tennessee for a free case evaluation.

What Is A Chemical Hair Relaxer?

“Hair relaxer” is the general term for a product that makes curly or textured hair smooth and straight.

Chemical hair relaxers contain strong chemicals to help relax and straighten hair strands. The chemicals in these products include sodium hydroxide, ammonium thioglycolate, guanidine carbonate, lithium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, potassium thioglycolate, and Di-2- ethylhexyl phthalate (“DEHP”).

The hair relaxer product is applied to wet or damp hair and brushed through strands of hair for about ten minutes. This process helps break down protein bonds in the hair, allowing it to be shaped more smoothly.

Basically, long-term use of hair relaxers exposes the user to chemicals that are linked to cancer and other injuries.

If you think you may have been injured due to long term hair relaxer use, call us at 866-837-1010 to schedule your free consultation with a hair relaxer attorney in Tennessee.

What Cancers Are Linked To Hair Relaxer Products?

The known injuries caused by hair relaxer products are evolving. For now, the focus of the hair relaxer lawsuit is on the following injuries:

  • uterine cancer
  • endometrial cancer
  • ovarian cancer

Which Hair Relaxer Products Are Linked To Cancer?

The following hair relaxer or straightener products may cause cancer:

  • Dark & Lovely, Ultra Sheet, etc. by L’Oréal
  • ORS Olive Oil Hair Relaxer by Namaste, LLC
  • Just for Me  by TCB Naturals/Godrej Consumer Products
  • Motions by Strength of Nature Global, LLC
  • Hair Straightener Products by Optimum Salon and others

Note that these are name brand products. Your hair relaxer product could be the same product on the list but marketed under a different name.

If you are unsure whether your product qualifies contact our firm and we will investigate free of charge.

The Risk Of Cancer Is Real

Recent studies have linked the chemicals used in hair relaxers to uterine, ovarian and breast cancer. The linkage between hair relaxers and cancer is relatively new, so we predict that evidence linking hair relaxers to cancer will continue to develop.

Additionally, the chemical used in hair relaxers called DEHP is particularly concerning. DEHP is considered a probable human carcinogen, and it is known to cause significant adverse-health effects.

Uterine Cancer

A recent National Institutes of Health study estimated that 1.64% of women who never used hair straighteners would go on to develop uterine cancer by the age of 70. However, the risk of uterine cancer for frequent users of hair relaxer products went up to 4.05%.

Ovarian Cancer

The National Center for Biotechnology Information released a study reflecting that frequent use of straighteners/relaxers was associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

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What Can I Recover From A Hair Relaxer Lawsuit?

Every case is unique, but people who successfully file product liability lawsuits can recover money for the following damages:

  • PAST AND FUTURE MEDICAL BILLS (INCLUDING MEDICATION, HOSPITAL STAYS, AND IN-HOME CARE)
  • PAIN AND SUFFERING
  • LOST WAGES
  • LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY
  • FUNERAL EXPENSES (IN THE VENT OF A LOVED ONE’S DEATH)
  • BROADLY SPEAKING, A PLAINTIFF COULD BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION FOR ANY PAST AND FUTURE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Who Qualifies for the Hair Relaxer Lawsuit?

Women who have used hair relaxer or straightener products for long periods and subsequently been diagnosed with uterine, ovarian or endometrial cancer may qualify for compensation.

To see if your case qualifies for the hair relaxer lawsuit, contact Fob James Law firm today.

What Are the Attorney Fees To Hire A Hair Relaxer Cancer Attorney in Tennessee?

Fob James Law Firm operates on the contingency-fee-basis. This means we only get paid a percentage of the recovery if we successfully resolve your case. Our fees come out of a favorable settlement or jury award, not out of your pocket. Importantly, if we do not obtain a recovery then you owe us nothing.

Many clients have told us that other firms are charging 40% to 45% contingency fees in the hair relaxer lawsuit.

Fob James Law Firm charges hair relaxer lawsuit clients a 35% contingency fee. Accordingly, our fee is 35% of the total amount recovered.

To speak with one of our experienced hair relaxer lawyers in Tennessee, call us today at 866-837-1010.

How Long Do I Have To File A Hair Relaxer Lawsuit In Tennessee?

Every state is different so make sure you consult with an attorney about how long you have to file a lawsuit.

In Tennessee, generally speaking, you have one year from the date of discovery of your diagnosis to file a lawsuit. However, there are exceptions that can increase the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit.

Contact our Tennessee hair relaxer lawyers to review your specific situation.

How Do I Join The Hair Relaxer Lawsuit?

It is simple to join the hair relaxer lawsuit. Call us today or submit your contact information and our attorneys will call you to discuss your case.

It does not matter where you live. We represent victims of the hair relaxer products in all 50 states.

Regardless of your location, all hair relaxer cases are filed in the MDL, which is federal court.

When Will the Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Be Settled?

No one knows if or when the hair relaxer lawsuits will settle. The MDL (consolidation) was formed in February 2023 so the litigation is at the beginning stages.

In large mass tort cases such as this, there are large battles that must be won before settlement. These battles take time.

For example, we believe the defendants will attack causation (i.e. that the chemicals caused the underlying injuries) early on. This issue alone could take over a year to litigate.

Ultimately, we believe the Court will schedule “bellwether” trials which are like test trials. These trials give plaintiffs and defendants a good barometer on value and strength of certain types of cases. If plaintiffs are successful in bellwether trials, the defendants may be inclined to explore settlement.

This is completely speculative but we believe the time frame for settlement could be 2-4 years. Although several years sounds like a long time, this is standard for large MDLs.

Hair Relaxer Class Action Lawsuit Updates

Updates on the hair relaxer lawsuit are posted in our blog throughout the litigation. The litigation is in the early stages so we have a long way to go.

Why Our Hair Relaxer Attorneys are the Top Choice in Tennessee

For more than 40 years, the attorneys at Fob James Law Firm have been fighting for victims of fraud and injuries across the country.

We work closely with each of our clients, ensuring they receive personalized attention. With our firm, you will actually speak with your dedicated lawyer not an assistant. You will have your attorneys phone number, email and text.

We make sure that we do not take so many cases that we do not have time to get to know our clients on a personal basis. Knowing what our clients are going through helps us more effectively advocate on their behalf.

We move fast. We do not sit on cases. When we take your case we aggressively work your case from day one to ensure you get the compensation you deserve as soon as possible.

We are not afraid to take your case to trial. As trial lawyers we love to litigate cases in courthouses across the country.

We never charge fees up front. If we do not win your case you owe us nothing.

Our case results and client testimonials speak for themselves. Call us today to schedule your free consultation and case review

Contact a Hair Relaxer Lawyer Near Me In Tennessee For Help

At Fob James Law Firm, our job is to help you to the best of our ability and fight for you. If you’ve suffered cancer as a result of using hair relaxer or straightener products, you should contact our hair relaxer attorneys immediately.

We can determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit or not. It won’t cost you anything to speak with us. Additionally, you’ll never pay us anything until we successfully settle or win your case in court.

Our Tennessee hair relaxer attorneys are experienced, dedicated, and they truly care about you. We treat all of our clients exactly how we would want our own family members to be treated.

Contact us right now at 866-837-1010 or set up a free case evaluation so we can help you.