Portland, OR asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Small Claims for Oregon

Q: I used a hair product that burnt and dried out my scalp it’s still healing weeks later. Can I look into a lawsuit?

It’s a shampoo and conditioner company. I’ve looked into some of the ingredients to find out some are toxic and even cause cancer. Bedsides that I’m very upset about this product completely ruining and hurting my head. No warning on label that show possible dryness, irritant burning, or hair loss. Online looking the ingredients up individually clearly state it’s not safe.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Oregon attorney (or a class action attorney) could probably advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You describe a product liability cause of action. That means injury from a defective product. Here, you are alleging a defect based on "failure to warn."

On an individual basis, such cases tend to be difficult. Product liability litigation can be costly, and it often involves a class of plaintiffs. But that's only an individual opinion. Seek the opinions of other attorneys out there.

Also do some research to learn if law firms are holding themselves for handling the hair product you mention. Product liability law firms sometimes specialize in certain products. Good luck

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