The Hair Straightener Cancer Lawsuit is ongoing.
On May 22, the plaintiffs in the litigation filed a master complaint. A master complaint takes the similar allegations from every case in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) and combines them onto a single document, allowing for current and new cases with corresponding allegations to be organized as one. By combining hundreds of individual cases through a master complaint, the MDL pre-trial process becomes simpler and more efficient.
Each individual case will have to submit an individual short-form complaint, which refers a plaintiff’s single case to the overarching master complaint in the litigation. This filing of the master complaint indicates pre-trial processes will begin to move more quickly.
Visit this page for more updates on the Hair Relaxer Lawsuit, and contact our law firm if you have any questions or concerns about your potential Hair Relaxer Lawsuit.
If you or a loved one frequently used hair relaxers, chemical hair straighteners, or other hair straightening products and were subsequently diagnosed with uterine cancer or another cancer related to these products, you may be eligible to file a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit.
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Our Hair Relaxer Lawyers are speaking to potential clients and assessing eligibility to join the Hair Relaxer Litigation.
More and more cases are being added to the Hair Relaxer MDL, which is centralized in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The litigation is targeting manufacturers and distributors of hair products that contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that have been linked to cancer, specifically uterine cancer risk.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University conducted a study on Black and Hispanic hairdressers, finding that many have been exposed to hazardous chemicals in hair products that may increase the risk for developing cancer. The impacts of toxic chemicals in hair relaxers and other hair products is not limited to those who have the products applied to their hair. Hair stylists and hairdressers who frequently use these products may also be at an increased risk for cancer.