Revlon Products and Cancer: What Are the Facts?

Have you developed uterine cancer after using hair products sold by the Revlon company? Revlon is facing an increasing number of claims that some of its products cause cancer. If you or someone you love has developed cancer after using a Revlon hair product, arrange at once to speak with a national product liability attorney about your right to recover compensation.

The product liability claims filed against Revlon are based on a U.S. National Institute of Health study released in 2022. The ten-year study of nearly 34,000 women found that the rate of uterine cancer was almost three times higher for women who regularly used hair straightening products.

Researchers additionally found that women who used hair straightening products were also at a higher risk for ovarian, endometrial, and breast cancer. If you’ve used Revlon hair products, and you are now a cancer patient, you should contact a national product liability lawyer at onc

What Should Consumers Know About Uterine Cancer?

Commercial hair straightening products use formaldehyde, bisphenol-A, phthalates, parabens, and a wide variety of other carcinogenic chemicals. Nevertheless, manufacturers still attach no warning labels to advise consumers about the risks of using hair straightening products.

When uterine cancer is detected early, the survival rate is about 95 percent, but when uterine cancer has extended beyond the uterus, the rate drops below 20 percent.

However, in the early stages, uterine cancer is quite difficult to detect, and a patient may not have any signs or symptoms of uterine cancer before the cancer’s later stages. A hysterectomy is the standard treatment, but some cases require radiation or chemotherapy in addition to surgery.

How Do Hair Relaxers and Hair Straighteners Work?

Hair relaxing products (also called “texturizers” or “permanent wave solutions”) change the hair’s natural pattern of curls by shattering the protein bonds in the strands of hair. Chemical hair straightening products break down a different set of chemical bonds to give the hair a smooth feel and appearance.

If you are diagnosed with uterine cancer after using a commercial hair straightening or hair relaxing product made by Revlon or by any other manufacturer, you have several legal options that need to be discussed as quickly as possible with a national product liability attorney.

What Should You Know About Revlon?

Revlon, Inc. is a New York-based multinational company that produces and sells cosmetics, perfumes, hair products, and other beauty items. The Revlon company was established in 1932, and the company now sells its products, including its hair products, in more than 150 nations.

Revlon filed for a Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy in 2022 as the result of declining sales, but the company has now emerged from bankruptcy. In March 2023, one lawyer for Revlon told the Los Angeles Times that the company disputes any link between cancer and its hair products.

Did a Revlon Product Cause Your Cancer?

Throughout the United States, the number of cancer-related lawsuits against Revlon has swelled substantially in 2023, and a number of Revlon’s competitors are also now facing cancer-related product liability claims.

If your cancer may be related to the use of a hair straightening or hair relaxing product, contact a national product liability lawyer as quickly as possible to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation. That product liability attorney will:

  1.  discuss your legal rights and options
  2.  explain how product liability laws apply to your own case
  3.  give you sound, specific, and personalized legal advice

What is the Deadline for Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit?

In February 2023, all of the federal hair straightener and hair relaxer lawsuits were assigned to multidistrict litigation in Chicago. The purpose of multidistrict litigation is to consolidate claims so that U.S. District Courts do not get backlogged with thousands of similar lawsuits.

While the deadline for having your claim included in the multidistrict litigation has passed, if you are a cancer patient who has used Revlon hair straightening or hair relaxing products, you may file a product liability claim against the Revlon company in a civil court in your own state.

The deadline for filing a claim depends upon where you live and when you were diagnosed with cancer. If you have missed your own state’s deadline, in some cases, you may have the option of bringing legal action in another state, or your attorney may suggest another legal alternative.

How Will Your Case Be Handled?

Product liability cases are usually resolved out-of-court, but when a manufacturer challenges a claim, or if no reasonable settlement is offered, your lawyer will take your case to trial, explain to jurors how the product harmed you, and ask jurors to order the payment of your compensation.

Product liability attorneys represent their clients on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay no attorney’s fee until and unless your attorney prevails on your behalf. If you do not recover compensation at the end of the legal process, you will pay no fee to an attorney or a law firm.

How Can You Find the Right Attorney?

Not every attorney or law firm is capable of challenging a huge multinational company like Revlon. You must be represented by an attorney who has substantial experience representing cancer patients with their product liability claims. But how can you find the right attorney?

Luckily, there is no need to search extensively for the right product liability lawyer. Attorney Greg Jones represents the injured victims of defective consumer products across the United States, and Greg Jones Law will provide a free evaluation of your case with no obligation.

Call Greg Jones Law Now

You will receive specific, personalized advice, and you’ll learn how the law applies to your case. If you move forward with a product liability claim, attorney Greg Jones and the team at Greg Jones Law will fight aggressively and effectively for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Greg Jones is an award-winning, nationally-recognized product liability lawyer who has received a number of legal honors and recognitions. His practice focuses on product liability claims against negligent manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

Attorney Greg Jones works with top trial lawyers across the United States to get his clients the best possible representation. If you believe that your cancer is related to the use of a Revlon hair relaxing or hair straightening product, contact Greg Jones Law immediately at 855-JONES LAW (855-566-3752), and let attorney Greg Jones put the law to work for you.