[2023 Update] Hair Straightener Breast Cancer Lawsuit

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Hair Straightener Breast Cancer Lawsuit Overview

The use of chemical hair straighteners and hair relaxer products may present an increased risk of breast cancer and other health problems.

Legal action is being strategized against manufacturers and producers of these hair products for their failure to properly warn consumers of potential health risks.

Hair Straightener Breast Cancer Lawsuit

You may be eligible to file a Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit if you or a loved one used chemical hair straighteners, hair straightening products, or hair relaxer products, and were subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer.

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

We’re here to help: our law firm has achieved over $4 billion in negotiated settlements and verdicts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Several studies published in the past decade have found that certain hair products may increase cancer risk.

These products include:

  • Hair relaxers
  • Chemical hair straightening products

According to complaints in recent lawsuits filed, it is alleged that endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are present in chemical hair straighteners and may cause cancer.

Chemicals in Hair Relaxer Products may include:

  • Parabens
  • Bisphenol A
  • Metals
  • Formaldahyde
  • Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)

Chemical hair straightening products may be linked to the following health conditions in frequent users:

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Chronic hormonal imbalance
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Thyroid problems
  • Uterine cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vitiligo

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:

  • L’Oreal
  • Softsheen-Carson (Optimum Relaxer)
  • Dark & Lovely
  • Just For Me
  • Cantu Beauty
  • Motions Hair
  • ORS Hair Care (Namaste Laboratories, LLC)
  • African Pride (Godrej Group)

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:

  • Blood transfusion for iron deficiency anemia due to excessive bleeding
  • Chemotherapy
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Endometriosis excision
  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound (MRGFUS)
  • Morcellation
  • Myomectomy
  • Radiation
  • Transcervical radiofrequency ablation
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Other surgery or treatment

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What is the Hair Straightener Breast Cancer Lawsuit?

Scientific research conducted by top universities and medical institutions have indicated that using chemical hair straightening products and hair relaxers may present an increased risk of developing uterine cancer and other potential health risks.

Legal action is being investigated and strategized.

Hair Relaxer Breast Cancer Lawsuit, Chemical Hair Straighteners and Breast Cancer

Lawsuits have been filed in a number of district courts across the country, and a motion to consolidate the Hair Straightener Lawsuits has been submitted in the Northern District of Illinois.

If you or a loved one used chemical hair straightening products and were subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer, uterine cancer, endometrial 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.

Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that if your case does not end in success, you do NOT have to pay for our legal representation.

Chemical Hair Straighteners, Hair Products and Cancer Risk

Recent scientific research has found that chemical hair straighteners and other similar hair relaxer products may pose an increased risk of uterine cancer, breast cancer, and other health problems.

Most research conducted has found a two-fold increased risk of uterine cancer in women who used hair straighteners.

Hair Straighteners and Cancer Risk

The research for this finding was conducted in the “Sister Study“, which 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.

Breast Cancer and Hair Straighteners

One study that examined the potential risk of breast cancer in women who used hair straighteners and hair relaxer products was published in the journal Carcinogenisis in May 2021: “Hair product use and breast cancer incidence in the Black Women’s Health Study”.

The study assessed the relation of hair relaxer and leave-in conditioner use to breast cancer incidence in the Black Women’s Health Study, finding that there was “some evidence of an association of heavy use of lye formulations with increased risk of ER+ breast cancer”.

Researchers noted that “Both lye and non-lye relaxers are likely to contain endocrine disrupting chemicals, including phthalates used for fragrance and parabens used as preservatives”, and that these chemicals have been found in breast cancer tumors.

Do You Qualify for a Hair Straightener Breast Cancer Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one used hair straightening products and subsequently were diagnosed with breast cancer, you may be eligible to file a claim.

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation, or use the virtual legal assistant on this page to see if you qualify to file a claim instantly.

Do you qualify for the hair straightener breast cancer lawsuit

As a potential client, there are a few steps you should take with the help of an attorney:

Gathering Evidence for a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit

Evidence is important in any personal injury lawsuit, especially product liability cases like the Hair Relaxer Lawsuit.

In a Hair Straightener Lawsuits, evidence may include:

  • Medical records
  • Medical bills
  • Receipts of purchase
  • Receipts of purchase from hair salons for hair relaxer treatments
  • Lost wages as a result of medical treatment
  • Witness statements
  • Doctor’s notes
  • Other evidence proving use of hair relaxer products and the subsequent health impacts

Assessing Damages for Hair Straightener Lawsuits

With the help of an experienced attorney, you will begin to assess damages related to your case.

Damages refer to the total losses incurred as a result of an injury or diagnosis, both economic and non-economic.

Damages in a Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages or earning capability
  • Lost quality of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional damages
  • Permanent disability
  • Other damages

Determining Liability for the Hair Relaxer Lawsuit

Liability in Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits depend on the certain hair products you have used or been given.

There are hundreds of companies that produce hair relaxers and chemical hair straighteners.

Below are a list of companies who have had Hair Relaxer Lawsuits filed against them:

  • L’Oreal
  • Softsheen-Carson (Optimum Relaxer)
  • Dark & Lovely
  • Just For Me
  • Cantu Beauty
  • Motions Hair
  • ORS Hair Care (Namaste Laboratories, LLC)
  • African Pride (Godrej Group)

TorHoerman Law: Accepting Clients for Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuits

Our attorneys are currently investigating claims that allege links between frequent use of hair straightening chemicals and risk of developing breast cancer, uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, and other health problems.

Do you believe you qualify for the Hair Straightener Lawsuit?

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation.

Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit Attorneys

We are gathering potential clients and strategizing legal action against hair straightener manufacturers whose products exposed women to an increased risk for developing cancer.

Unsure if you qualify for the Hair Relaxer Lawsuit?

You can find out in under 2 minutes by using our website chat on this page.

Don’t hesitate to reach out and speak to our legal team today.

We are here to help.

Tor Hoerman

Tor Hoerman

Owner & Attorney - TorHoerman Law

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