[2023 Update] Hair Straightener Hysterectomy Lawsuit

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Hair Straightener Hysterectomy Lawsuit Overview

Recent scientific studies have found that the use of chemical hair straightening products, hair relaxers, and other hair products present an increased risk of uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, endometriosis, and other health problems.

Major medical treatment is typically necessary for the health conditions associated with prolonged exposure to hair straightening products.

Women who suffer from uterine cancer and other related health conditions may need to undergo a hysterectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the uterus.

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

You may be eligible to file a claim if you or a loved one used chemical hair straighteners, hair relaxers, or other similar hair products, and subsequently were diagnosed with uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, or other health conditions.

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

Our attorneys have decades of experience securing compensation for people harmed by dangerous products. We’re here to help.

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

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)

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

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

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:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Blood transfusion for iron deficiency anemia due to excessive bleeding
  • Chemotherapy
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Endometriosis excision
  • 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 Hysterectomy 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 Straightener Cancer Lawsuit Lawyers, Hair Relaxer Lawyers

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 a medical condition that required a hysterectomy, 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.

Chemical Hair Straightening Products and Uterine Cancer Risk

Recent studies have found that the use of hair straightening chemicals may double the risk of developing uterine cancer.

Chemical Hair Straighteners and Uterine Cancer Risk, Hair Relaxer Users Diagnosed with Uterine Cancer

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“, which originally looked at risk factors for breast cancer.

The October 2022 study “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.

Black Women Suffer from Higher Uterine Cancer Risk

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 have a higher prevalence of molecular and genetic markers for more aggressive forms of endometrial cancer
  • Black women are often less likely to receive proper care for the disease, and the disease is often diagnosed at later and more aggressive stages compared to white women.

Black women use chemical hair straighteners and hair relaxers at much higher rates than white women, also beginning use of chemical hair straightening products at a young age.

Do You Qualify for a Hair Straightener Hysterectomy Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one used hair straightening products and subsequently developed a medical condition that required a hysterectomy, 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 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 Endometriosis 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 the Hair Straightener Lawsuit

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

Some of these health conditions may require extensive medical treatment, including operations such as hysterectomy.

Do you believe you qualify for the Hair Straightener Lawsuit?

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation.

Hair Straightener Cancer Lawsuit Attorney, Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Lawyer

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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