Experienced South Carolina Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Attorneys
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our South Carolina chemical hair straightener attorneys are deeply concerned about the medical issues associated with the use of these popular products. Lawsuits throughout the country, and here in South Carolina, are alleging companies that produce hair relaxer products failed to warn users they could increase the risk of uterine cancer or ovarian cancer.
Because of the frequency with which women and young girls use hair straightening products, the risks of developing certain types of cancers increase exponentially, leaving mothers, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, aunts, and cousins throughout South Carolina fighting for their lives.
The reality is, women everywhere believed these products were safe for use, and used them based on how they were marketed. The instructions for use for most of these products listed applying the chemical hair straightener every four to six weeks.
At that rate, by instruction, women throughout South Carolina may have used these products between 8-13 times each year. Recent studies that led to these important lawsuits stated women who used hair relaxers more than four times per year were more than two and a half times more likely to develop uterine cancer than those who did not use them as often.
When manufacturers fail to warn women of the hazards associated with their products — placing them at extreme risk for certain types of cancer — we are here to hold them accountable for the damages they have caused.
Our experienced attorneys are helping women throughout the state understand their legal rights to join chemical hair straightener lawsuits in South Carolina after being diagnosed with uterine cancer or ovarian cancer after 2005.
If you or a loved one used hair relaxer products and were diagnosed with cancer you did not immediately associate with their use, you deserve justice. Contact our dedicated chemical hair straightener lawsuit attorneys in South Carolina for help today.
Who is Eligible to File a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit in South Carolina?
Multiple types of hair relaxers and chemical straightening products marketed to Black women and children for use both in the form of at-home products and in salons have been listed in lawsuits throughout South Carolina as potentially dangerous.
You may be eligible to file a hair relaxer lawsuit if you used one of the following chemical hair straighteners — or another product not listed here — and received a diagnosis of uterine cancer or ovarian cancer after 2005:
- Carson Soft Sheen
- Creme of Nature
- Dark & Lovely
- Just for Me
- Olive Oil Girls
- Optimum Care
- Soft & Beautiful
- Soft Sheen
- Strength of Nature Global, LLC
- TCB Naturals
The South Carolina hair relaxer lawsuits claim the product manufacturers knew or should have known that their chemical straightening products were dangerous and defective because they contain highly toxic EDCs, yet they manufactured, marketed, and sold them to Black and other ethnic women throughout the country anyway.
Women deserve more from these manufacturers, and we are here to help ensure each of our clients has access to experienced legal representation to hold them accountable for their deceptive sales, no matter where they live or work in South Carolina.
Call us today to learn more.
What are the Most Common Health Risks Associated with Hair Relaxers?
Hair relaxers and chemical hair straighteners are sold throughout South Carolina in grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, beauty product supply stores, and hair salons, and are intended to provide users with the appearance of smoother, straighter hair.
Popular in Black and other ethnic communities throughout South Carolina, women and children have been using hair relaxing and straightening products for generations, as they were marketed as safe and easy to use at home and in beauty shops.
According to a National Institutes of Health study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, women who used these products more than four times a year had more than double the risk of uterine cancer.
Because of the higher prevalence and frequency of use in Black communities, young girls, teenagers, and women of all ages may have suffered from cancer diagnoses for decades, while never piecing together that a product they used responsibly was causing them harm.
We are here to help women who were diagnosed with the following cancers after 2005:
- Uterine Cancer, including Endometrial Cancer or Uterine Sarcoma
- Ovarian Cancer
If you or a loved one has used hair relaxing products in South Carolina because you believed they were safe — including any brands not listed above — and were diagnosed with cancer after 2005 as a result, contact our South Carolina personal injury attorneys by calling (803) 548-2468 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation and ensure your best interests and overall recovery come first.
We want to help you and your family hold these manufacturers accountable for your complete damages, so you can pursue justice.