Chemical hair relaxers sold by several companies have been shown to cause serious injuries and illnesses—including multiple forms of cancer. If you have been harmed by a chemical hair relaxer, you may be entitled to financial compensation, and you should talk to a lawyer about asserting your legal rights.
Many women who have been diagnosed with chemical hair relaxer injuries have already filed lawsuits. But, while there are already many cases pending, it is not too late to file. Since the risks associated with chemical hair relaxers were only recently discovered, most women who have been harmed by these products still have time to sue.
If you have grounds to sue for a chemical hair relaxer injury or illness, you will want to be careful to protect your legal rights. Even if you are clearly entitled to financial compensation, you could lose your ability to file a successful lawsuit if you aren’t careful. With this in mind, if you think that you may have a chemical hair straightener lawsuit, you should:
The more evidence you can collect, the better. If you have grounds to sue for a chemical hair relaxer injury or illness, you need to be able to prove it—and this means that you need evidence. All of the following forms of evidence could be helpful for asserting your legal rights:
If you don’t have any of these, that’s okay. Your lawyer will be able to collect the evidence needed to sue for your chemical hair relaxer injury or illness. But, if you have any of these available, they will assist your lawyer with assessing your legal rights during your free initial consultation.
Once you have been diagnosed with a chemical hair relaxer injury or illness, you need to follow your doctor’s advice. Not only will this help ensure that the long-term effects of your injury or illness are no greater than necessary, but it will also help with your lawsuit. Getting the treatment you need will help ensure that you have a clear understanding of your treatment needs in the future—and this will help ensure that your lawyer can accurately calculate the damages you are entitled to recover.
To sue for your chemical hair relaxer injury or illness, you will need an experienced lawyer on your side. You will want to choose a lawyer who has specific experience handling chemical hair relaxer lawsuits in Illinois. Your lawyer will provide a preliminary assessment of your legal rights during your free initial consultation; and, if you decide to move forward, your lawyer will use his or her experience to seek the full financial compensation you deserve.
Let’s say you can sue for a chemical hair relaxer injury or illness—and let’s say you hire an experienced lawyer to represent you. Here’s what can you expect as your lawsuit moves forward:
Do you need to know more about suing for a chemical hair relaxer injury or illness? If so, we encourage you to contact us for a FREE, no-obligation consultation at Coplan + Crane.
To discuss your case with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible, please call 708-358-8080 or tell us how we can contact you online today. We serve clients throughout Illinois, including Chicago, Oak Park, Rockford, and other areas.