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Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit

Sean T. Keith
Sean T. Keith

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Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit Overview

Chemical hair straighteners, hair relaxers, and other hair straightening products have been linked to an increased risk of uterine cancer and potentially other cancers, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, and endocrine-related cancers.

Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit, Hair Relaxer Lawsuit, Hair Relaxers and Uterine Cancer

Legal action is being strategized against the manufacturers of chemical hair straighteners, hair relaxers, and other hair straightening products for failing to warn consumers of the increased risk of uterine cancer and other diseases.

If you or a loved one used chemical hair straighteners or hair relaxer products, and subsequently were diagnosed with uterine cancer or another related type of cancer, you may be eligible to file a claim.

Contact Keith Law Group for a free consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify for the Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit instantly.

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Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits

Recent scientific research has found that women who use chemical hair straighteners, hair relaxers, and other hair straightening products are put at an increased risk of uterine cancer.

Certain hair relaxers may contain endocrine disrupting chemicals, putting users at a risk for develop uterine cancer compared to those who did not use hair relaxer products.

If you or a loved one used chemical hair straighteners or hair relaxer products, and you were subsequently diagnosed with uterine cancer, you may be eligible to file a claim.

Contact us to learn more, or use the chatbot on this page to find out if you potentially qualify for the Hair Relaxer Lawsuit instantly.

Previous lawsuits have been filed for breast cancer risk from hair products, alleging that endocrine disrupting chemicals in hair products were to blame for breast cancer diagnoses.

Health Effects from Chemical Hair Relaxer Products

A variety of tragic health conditions may be linked to hair relaxer use.

Potential health conditions stemming from Hair Relaxer usage include the following:

  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Breast Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer

If you or a loved one developed uterine cancer or another health condition related to hair relaxer use, you may be eligible to file a legal claim.

Contact Keith Law Group for more information.

What Hair Relaxer Manufacturers and Products are Potentially Causing Uterine Cancer Diagnoses?

Hair relaxer products are produced by some of the largest consumer brands in the world, and those involved in the litigation (in its early stages) expect a variety of hair relaxer manufacturers to be named in lawsuits.

L’Oreal is the only large company currently named in court documents. Other companies, such as Proctor & Gamble and Unilever, could be named in lawsuits as well.

Visit this page for more updates on the Chemical Hair Relaxer Lawsuits as information becomes available.

Chemical Hair Relaxers and Uterine Cancer: Research Indicates an Increased Risk

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a division of the National Institutes of Health, conducted a study featuring thousands of women over the course of 11 years identifying risk factors for certain health conditions, particularly uterine cancer and breast cancer.

The research team published their findings in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute: Use of Straighteners and Other Hair Products and Incident Uterine Cancer.

During this 11 year-long study, 378 women were diagnosed with uterine cancer.

Crunching the numbers, the researchers found that women who use hair straightening products were at twice the risk for developing uterine cancer than women who did not use the hair relaxer products:

  • 1.64% of women who never used hair straightening products would go on to develop uterine cancer by age 70
  • The risk for uterine cancer rises to 4.05% in women that used hair straightener products

The research study drew 33,947 participants from a larger pool in the NIEHS Sister Study.

Other Research on Hair Products and Cancer Risks

Other research studies published in major scientific journals have highlighted the risks for significant adverse health effects when using certain hair products.

Also drawing from the Sister Study, NIEHS researchers published “Use of Hair Products in Relation to Ovarian Cancer Risk” in September 2021.

Featuring 40,559 participants, the study found the following:

  • With an average of 10 years of follow-up, 241 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
  • Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer were older, more likely to be non-Hispanic White, have lower education attainment, and higher BMI than women in the full cohort.
  • Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer were also more likely to be postmenopausal, have used hormone therapy, and have undergone a hysterectomy.

Another study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in October 2022 looks particularly at chemical hair straighteners.

The study, “Chemical Relaxers and Hair-Straightening Products: Potential Targets for Hormone-Related Cancer Prevention and Control“, found that risks for uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, and other hormone-related cancers were elevated in women who used hair straightener products:

  • Investigators observed an 80% higher risk of uterine cancer among users of hair straightening chemicals, with the risk more than double among women who used the products more than four times in the past year.

Black Women Experience a Higher Risk for Uterine Cancer Diagnoses

Research studies into health disparities between people of color and white Americans have found some shocking evidence that black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die from uterine cancer than white women.

The Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African Americans (ECANA) found that African American women have a 55% higher mortality rate from uterine cancer than white women.

This number is shocking, and researchers have been trying to identify the reason behind this disparity.

According to ECANA, black women often experience delays in diagnosis and care for endometrial cancer, which puts them at a greater risk for succumbing to the disease.

Hair relaxer products are predominately used by women of color compared to white women, which has led researchers to study the topic more thoroughly and see whether endocrine disrupting chemicals could be to blame for higher rates of endometrial and uterine cancer suffered by African American women.

Do You Qualify for a Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit?

Hair relaxer lawsuits are being filed on behalf of women diagnosed with uterine cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and other hormone related cancers, resulting from frequent use of chemical hair straighteners.

If you or a loved one used chemical hair straighteners, hair relaxer products, or other hair straighteners, and were subsequently diagnosed with uterine cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, or another related health condition, you may be eligible to file a claim.

Contact Keith Law Group for a free consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit instantly.

Gathering Evidence for Hair Relaxer Lawsuits

Evidence is extremely important in a product liability lawsuit. In order to have a valid claim, you must gather and retain pieces of evidence relevant to your case.

The following evidence can be useful in Hair Relaxer Lawsuits:

  • Medical records
  • Medical bills
  • Receipts for hair relaxer products
  • Receipts from hair salons where chemical hair relaxer products were used
  • Photos and videos proving use of hair relaxer products
  • Personal testimony or accounts regarding your use of hair relaxers and your subsequent medical problems
  • Any other relevant evidence

If you have any questions about evidence relevant to your Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit, contact an attorney.

Assessing Damages in Hair Relaxer Lawsuits

Damages in a product liability lawsuit refer to all losses, economic and non-economic, incurred as a result of using a harmful product.

Damages in a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages or earning capabilities
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental health effects
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Other damages

Keith Law Group: Accepting Clients for the Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit

Keith Law Group has the mass tort and class action experience you need to make sure your claim is as successful as possible.

Our attorneys are reviewing the Hair Relaxer Lawsuit claim and how to best move forward with litigation.

No matter how big the corporation is, no matter how much they fight accountability, Sean Keith and the team at Keith Law Group will always fight for your rights as a consumer and seek compensation for damages when businesses put customers in danger.

If you or someone you love used hair relaxers, chemical hair straighteners, or chemical hair relaxer treatments, and were subsequently diagnosed with uterine cancer, breast cancer, or another related health condition, use our Virtual Assistant Chatbot below to receive a free, instant online case evaluation and find out if you qualify for compensation immediately!

You can also contact our offices to speak to an experienced member of our legal team.

We will answer any questions you may have and tell you what would be needed from you to have an effective claim.

Contact us for a free consultation or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify for a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit instantly.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Hair Relaxing Products are in the Lawsuit?

    There is not yet a complete list of hair relaxers included in the lawsuit.

    L’Oreal produces “Dark & Lovely”, one of the most popular hair relaxer products manufactured in the United States. L’Oreal is named in at least one lawsuit currently.

    As the litigation progresses, we will have a better idea of what products are involved, what chemicals to watch out for, and more information about the health effects of certain hair relaxer products.

  • How Much are Hair Relaxer Uterine Cancer Settlements Worth?

    It is currently too early to determine what the average settlement amount for hair relaxer cancer lawsuits may be.

    As the litigation progresses, our attorneys will have a better idea on the average dollar amount for hair relaxer uterine cancer settlements.

  • Do I Qualify to File a Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit?

    If you or a loved one used chemical hair relaxers and subsequently were diagnosed with a related health condition, you may be eligible to file a claim.

    Contact Keith Law Group for a free consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify for a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit instantly.

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