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Contact Attorney Kensley Barrett for a Free, No Obligation Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation

The top rated personal injury class action lawsuit attorneys at the Marin and Barrett Law Firm are pursuing hair relaxer lawsuits after new scientific research has found that the chemicals in hair relaxers can cause cancer. Women who have used hair relaxer products for long periods can now file a product liability lawsuit against the cosmetic manufacturers for compensation for the following types of cancer:

Many women, especially African American women, have developed cancer after years of exposure to phthalates and hazardous chemicals in hair relaxer and hair straightener products. We are focusing our efforts in this mass tort litigation against the following hair relaxer manufacturer defendants:

Contact our class action and personal injury lawyers today (888) 348-2735 for a free, no obligation claim evaluation. Or, if you prefer, you can complete our Hair Relaxer Claim Intake Form HERE to receive and online consultation or a call or email at your convenience and around your schedule from one of our top rated product liability lawyers to talk about the current status of the litigation and how our law firm can help you sue.

Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuits

Women are filing lawsuits against chemical hair straightener companies after a National Institutes of Health Study, known as the Sister Study, published on October 17, 2022 found scientific evidence showed that women who used chemical hair straighteners had a greater risk of developing uterine cancer. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that women who used chemical straighteners more than four times a year had more than double the risk of uterine cancer. The study’s scientific evidence also linked chemical hair straighteners as one of the risk factors for breast cancer, uterine fibroid and endometriosis and endometrial cancer.

By the end of 2022, the NIH Sister Study spurred the filing of approximately a dozen personal injury and class action hair relaxer lawsuits against cosmetic companies in Federal District Courts across the United States from Georgia to Illinois to California. The women in these cases allege the cancer-causing chemicals in the hair relaxer products caused them to develop medical conditions later in life including uterine cancer, fibroids, and endometriosis. Additionally, these lawsuits allege that hair relaxer companies failed to comply with new FDA regulations issued in 2014 which mandate that hair relaxer and chemical straightener manufacturers disclose the ingredients and chemicals in hair straightening products to consumers.

On November 15, 2022, the attorneys for four plaintiffs filed a motion to consolidate the hair relaxer cases asking the the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to centralize all the cases in multidistrict litigation in the Northern District of Illinois.

The attorneys for the Plaintiffs argued that multidistrict litigation is warranted because it eliminates duplicative discovery, harmonizes pretrial rulings, and preserves court resources. They argue that the lawsuits “involve materially identical facts, the same or similar Defendants, and the same or similar legal claims. The number of cases grows by the day. Unless these cases are transferred for pretrial proceedings, the parties will incur excessive costs due to duplicative discovery, and will face the risk of inconsistent rulings on a variety of matters.”

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is scheduled to hear the motion to centralize all of the hair relaxer cancer cases involving involving chemical hair relaxer products in multidistrict litigation on January 26, 2023 in Miami, Florida.

Attorney Kensley Barrett working on a chemical hair relaxers lawsuit
Contact Attorney Kensley Barrett for a Free, No Obligation Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation