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Reviewing Hair Straighteners & Uterine Cancer Risk

A recent study outlines a possible connection between using certain hair straighteners, such as chemical relaxers and pressing products, and a higher risk of uterine cancer.

Research suggests that hair straightening chemicals are linked to an increased risk of certain hormone-related cancers, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer following the use of hair straighteners, contact The Lyon Firm for a free consultation.  

Do Hair Straighteners Cause Cancer?

The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, estimates that women who frequently use hair-straightening chemical products have more than double the uterine cancer risk than those women who do not use hair straightening products.

“Frequent use” of such chemicals was defined as more than four times in the previous year. The study includes data on nearly 34,000 women who may use certain hair products, including perms, dyes, relaxers and straighteners.

Which Hair Products Are Toxic?

The researchers found a strong association between hair straightening products and uterine cancer cases but the use of other hair products like dyes, perms or body waves were not associated with uterine cancer.

Researchers have not yet collected information on specific brands or ingredients in the hair products, though several chemicals identified in straighteners could contribute to the increased incidence of uterine cancer. Some substances found in hair straighteners are hormone-disrupting chemicals.

When people purchase a product online or at the store, they should feel confident that the item is safe. Unfortunately, thousands of toxic beauty products injure people each year. Whether you have been hurt by a cosmetic burn or developed uterine cancer after using a hair straightener, our defective product lawyers can help you recover the damages you deserve.

At The Lyon Firm, we have years of experience representing people injured by defective products. We understand the complexity of product liability law and its many challenges. If you or a loved one have been harmed by a faulty product, you need aggressive representation and compassionate guidance throughout the claims process.

We are a law firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio representing individuals nationwide in class action and product liability litigation. Call (513) 381-2333 to schedule a free consultation and arrange an evaluation of your case.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

How Much Is a Defective Product Lawsuit Potentially Worth?

Depending on the circumstances, a defective product lawsuit can cover a wide range of losses and expenses. At The Lyon Firm, we have recovered millions in damages for our clients. While we cannot give the details of our cases due to confidentiality, we are honored to have helped so many families hurt by negligence.

No two defective product liability cases are alike. Our attorneys work hard to understand the full medical picture and how your injuries affect your day-to-day life. You may be entitled to the following damages:

  • Full coverage of medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you cannot work
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Possible punitive damages

Economic damages can be found by assessing your injury-related expenses and estimating any future financial losses. Damages that involve pain, suffering, and emotional distress are subjective. The total compensation is dependent on the skill of your attorney to translate your pain into a monetary number.

Our defective product lawyers have worked with many individuals and families. We have the experience and knowledge to maximize your recoverable damages.

What Qualifies as a Defective Product?

A product qualifies as defective when it is used properly and according to instructions but causes an unreasonable risk of harm. Proper use must be established for your claim to qualify as a defective product case. If a product fails to provide adequate instructions or warnings, you may have a “failure to warn defect.”

For instance, suppose you are prescribed a new medication that does not warn about harmful interactions if taken with another medication. You may have a defective product claim for failure to warn.
Products are deemed defective when they pose an unreasonable risk of injury. What a court considers to be an unreasonable risk of harm is usually found by comparing similar products and circumstances in other cases.

For instance, suppose a new drug hits the market and lists restless leg syndrome as one of the side effects. If you are prescribed the medication and experience restless leg syndrome, you may not have a qualifying defective product claim because you were aware of the risk.

However, if the same medication causes a heart attack, the drug may have a design or manufacturing defect:

  • Manufacturing defect: During the manufacturing process, products that are alike in make and model should look identical. When a product differs in some way from the others, it may be due to an error during the creation of the product. Such errors can present health and safety risks.
  • Design defect: A design defect describes a product that is harmful despite being manufactured and used properly. Design defects refer to items that are inherently dangerous by the way they are designed or conceptualized.

Unreasonably dangerous products vary widely, ranging from toys and baby products to food and other items. If you or a loved one have been injured while using a product and are concerned that the item is defective, speak with an experienced defective product today. We can discuss the details of your case and use our resources to investigate the type of defect and determine who is liable for your injuries.

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Defective Product FAQs

What Is the Filing Deadline for a Defective Product Lawsuit?

The filing deadline for a defective product lawsuit is two years. Generally, the 24-month period begins from the date of the injury or diagnosis of illness. An experienced defective product lawyer can advise you of your rights. At The Lyon Firm, we offer free consultations to discuss your options and best interests.

What Are Common Injuries Caused by Defective Products?

Common injuries caused by defective products include:

  • Head injuries
  • Loss of oxygen, mostly due to drowning or choking
  • Organ damage
  • Burns
  • Broken or fractured bones

Defective products involve a wide range of goods that people believe are safe. For example:

  • Parents trust the toys online or on the shelves
  • Families trust the food they bring home from the store to be safe to serve
  • People trust the tires on their car
  • Patients trust the medications they are prescribed

When the products people believe are safe cause serious injuries, it is important to hold responsible parties accountable.

What Are Common Types of Defective Products?

The most common types of defective products are:

  • Dangerous drugs
  • Children’s toys
  • Food
  • Machinery parts
  • Medical devices
  • Equipment

Despite safety protocols and testing requirements, defective products can make it into people’s hands and cause devastating injuries.

What Do Defective Product Lawyers Do?

Companies have a duty to provide reasonably safe products throughout the manufacturing, design, and distribution process. In some cases, multiple parties may be responsible for a defective product.

At The Lyon Firm, our defective product lawyers have the skill and experience to recover the compensation you deserve. Call us today to discuss your options at (513) 381-2333 and schedule a consultation.