What Are My Rights If I Develop Health Problems After My Hair Relaxing Treatments?

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Beauty should not come at the expense of health, especially when the supposed victim was unaware of any existential medical risks related to a particular product. Unfortunately, consistent use of certain hair relaxers from popular brands has been linked to multiple types of illnesses, including uterine and ovarian cancers, endometriosis, uterine fibroid, and even pre-term deliveries. Therefore, it’s not a surprise that the individuals and brands responsible for defective hair relaxers are suddenly prone to product liability lawsuits. As such, if a person has experienced adverse health effects due to these products, he or she may be eligible for legal recourse. We have discussed in more detail your rights when it comes to filing hair relaxer lawsuits:

Product Liability & Breach of Warranty Claims

You may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the manufacturer or distributor(s) of the hair relaxer if it was defectively designed, manufactured, or incorrectly labeled. This may relate to missing warnings, misleading instructions, or false claims based on the chemical ingredients in the product. You may also be able to pursue a breach of warranty claim against them if they broke an express or implied warranty regarding the safety or effectiveness of the product. They are responsible for making sure the product is safe to use. If you are injured while using their product, then they are liable to fix that mistake.

Negligence & Consumer Protection Claims

Consequently, you may be able to pursue a negligence claim against the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of the product if they failed to take reasonable action to design and manufacture the product safely or failed to adequately warn about potential risks associated with its use. This may depend on your jurisdiction and whether the product is subject to any consumer protection laws. You may also be able to pursue a consumer protection claim against them if they engaged in false or deceptive advertising practices. It’s best to research this product so you can build a solid case.

Professional Malpractice & Informed Consent Claims

If your hair relaxer was administered in a salon, you may be able to pursue a professional malpractice claim against them. This claim is for failing to meet the standard of care in administering the product or providing any necessary warnings. You may also be able to pursue an informed consent claim if they failed to adequately inform you of the risks associated with the use of the product before you consented to the treatment. It is their responsibility at the salon to train their staff and to understand the products they are using. If they fail to do so, then it can lead to damages they are liable to pay.

Class Action Lawsuits

In some cases, you may also be eligible to join a class action lawsuit if multiple individuals experienced similar injuries from using the same product. A simple online search will help you identify any active class action lawsuits being filed against specific brands. As such, this may be a quick and effective way to recover compensation for any financial and emotional harm suffered because of these treatments. Therefore, it is also essential you document all medical records, as they can be used as evidence in a potential lawsuit.


The alleged medical risks associated with hair relaxers are serious, and if you have been harmed, then it is important to understand your legal options. Don’t be afraid to reach out to a qualified attorney who can guide you through the process of filing a claim, and help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to. By understanding your rights, you can protect yourself and bring justice to those who may have caused or contributed to your suffering. You deserve justice so reach out to a competent legal team immediately.