[2023 Guide] Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Amounts
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Chemical hair straightening products have been linked to an increased risk of uterine cancer and potentially other serious health risks.
Lawyers are strategizing the filing of Hair Relaxer Lawsuits in all 50 states and are continuously gathering data on potential settlements.
On this page, we’ll discuss what the potential hair relaxer cancer lawsuit settlement amounts could be and who may qualify for those settlements when filing a hair straightener cancer lawsuit.
You may be eligible to file a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit if you or a loved one used chemical hair straightening products and subsequently were diagnosed with uterine cancer or another related cancer.
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We’ve secured over $4 billion in settlements and verdicts for people harmed at no fault of their own.
There has not yet been a hair relaxer settlement.
There has been a motion filed in the US District Court: Northern District of Illinois, attempting to consolidate the Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits into multidistrict litigation.
Once an MDL is formed, we will have a better idea on the potential settlement for these cases.
Research has found that prolonged exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in some hair products, such as hair relaxers and chemical hair straighteners, may cause the following health problems:
Though no specific companies were named in the major scientific studies that outline the cancer risk from hair straightening products, several companies and products have been named in lawsuits:
Women who frequently used hair relaxers and subsequently developed uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, or other related health conditions may undergo several serious medical treatments, such as:
No. There is currently not a Hair Relaxer Class Action Lawsuit. Hair Relaxer Lawsuits are being consolidated into multidistrict litigation. The Hair Relaxer MDL will centralize Hair Relaxer Lawsuits in one singular federal court.
Class action lawsuits evenly divide a settlement between all claimants. In the event of a Hair Relaxer settlement, plaintiffs will receive Hair Relaxer settlements based on the strength of their claim and the damages incurred.
Based on results in previous product liability lawsuits, we estimate the settlement amounts for Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuits to be significant.
We estimate the average settlement amount per person to be between $100,000 to $1,500,000.
These numbers are purely an estimation based on previous lawsuits and should not be taken as a guarantee of financial compensation.
Recent scientific studies from the past 10 years indicate that women who use chemical hair straighteners, relaxers, and similar products may have a higher risk of developing health issues such as uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, uterine fibroids, breast cancer and other conditions.
Due to this new research, there is renewed pressure on companies who sell chemical hair straighteners to add warning labels to products and better inform consumers about potential health risks.
Some companies are facing legal actions for their failure to provide such warning.
Previously, legal actions have also been taken against companies whose hair products were potentially related to breast cancer risk, particularly permanent hair dye.
If you or a loved one used chemical hair straightening products and were subsequently diagnosed with uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, or another related health problem, you may be eligible to file a claim.
Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a claim instantly.
Several lawsuit claims have been filed against manufacturers, and steps are being made towards consolidation into multidistrict litigation (MDL).
Lawsuits have been filed in the Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Georgia, Southern District of Ohio, Southern District of New York, and Northern District of California.
Visit this page for more updates on the Hair Straightener Lawsuit as information becomes available.
Multiple scientific studies have linked endocrine disrupting chemicals found in chemical hair relaxers and hair straightening products to an increased risk of uterine cancer and other health problems.
The National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a division of the National Cancer Institute, conducted a health study for more than a decade called the “Sister Study“. The Sister Study originally looked at risk factors for breast cancer.
Published in October 2022, “Hair straightening chemicals associated with higher uterine cancer risk” found that women who reported frequent use of hair straightening products, defined as more than four times in the previous year, were more than twice as likely to go on to develop uterine cancer compared to those who did not use the products.
Scientific studies linking hair straightener products to the risk of developing uterine cancer include:
Research has found that black women tend to suffer at higher rates from uterine cancer compared to white women.
According to the Resilient Sisterhood Project, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness on the reproductive health of black women, black women are significantly more likely than white women to have advanced stages of uterine cancer and to have more aggressive tumor types (clear cell, serous, high-grade endometrioid, and malignant mixed Mullerian tumors).
The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology conducted a study on the mortality rates of endometrial cancer, finding an increased risk for black women to suffer from aggressive forms of uterine cancer.
Their study identifies two reasons for this risk:
Black women use chemical hair straighteners and hair relaxers at much higher rates than white women and also at much earlier ages.
More research is necessary on the disproportionate uterine cancer rates in black women compared to white women.
If you or a loved one used hair straightening chemicals and were subsequently diagnosed with uterine cancer, breast cancer, or other health conditions, you may be eligible to file a claim.
Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit instantly.
A Hair Relaxer Lawyer will also help you understand the process of a civil lawsuit and the timeline to expect in your potential case.
Evidence is extremely important in any lawsuit, especially Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuits.
An experienced attorney can help you gather evidence for your Hair Relaxer Lawsuit.
Evidence in Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits may include:
Damages refer to the total losses incurred as a result of hair relaxer use, both economic and non-economic.
Damages in Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits may include:
Our attorneys are currently accepting clients for the Hair Relaxer Litigation.
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