[2023 Guide] Hair Straightening Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

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Hair Straightening Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Amount Information

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 gathering data on potential settlement amounts.

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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.

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.

Our law firm is dedicated to helping those harmed by chemical hair straighteners. We’ve secured over $4 billion in settlements and verdicts for people harmed at no fault of their own.

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • Uterine cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Chronic hormonal imbalance
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Thyroid problems
  • 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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Potential Hair Straightening Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

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.

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These numbers are purely an estimation based on previous lawsuits and should not be taken as a guarantee of financial compensation.

About the Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit

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.

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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.

Hair Straightener Lawsuits Filed Against Manufacturers

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.

Chemical Hair Straightening Products and Cancer Risk

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“, 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.

Scientific studies linking hair straightener products to the risk of developing uterine cancer include:

Health Disparities in Uterine Cancer Diagnosis

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 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.

Congruently, 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.

Do You Qualify to File a Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit?

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.

Do You Qualify for the Hair Relaxer Lawsuit

An experienced Hair Relaxer Lawyer can help you gather evidence for your Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit and assess damages that were incurred as a result of your medical condition(s).

A Hair Relaxer Lawyer will also help you understand the process of a civil lawsuit and the timeline to expect in your potential case.

Gathering Evidence for Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuits

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:

  • Medical treatment records
  • Cancer diagnosis information
  • Receipts of purchase 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
  • Testimony from hair stylists who applied hair straighteners
  • Any other proof of hair relaxer use and cancer treatment

Assessing Damages in a Hair Relaxer Lawsuit

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:

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

TorHoerman Law: Accepting Clients for the Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit

Our attorneys are currently investigating claims that allege links between frequent use of hair straightening chemicals and risk of developing uterine cancer.

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers of chemical hair straighteners for failing to warn consumers about the potential cancer risk.

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

We have secured over $4 billion in compensation for people harmed at no fault of their own. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means if your case does not result in a win, you do NOT have to pay for legal representation.

Contact us today or use the chatbot on this page to find out if you qualify in under two minutes.

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