Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Update

A surge of hair relaxer lawsuits have been filed across the country against cosmetic companies and manufacturers of hair relaxer products, including cosmetic giants L’Oréal, Revlon, Dabur, Soft Sheen Carson, Strength of Nature, Godrej, and Namaste. These hair straightener lawsuits allege that the chemicals found in hair relaxers cause uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and breast cancer. A motion has already been filed with the JPML seeking to have all of the future hair relaxer lawsuits consolidated into a new class action MDL (multidistrict litigation). There will be a hearing on January 26, 2023 to hear the motion hair relaxer attorneys have filed seeking consolidated proceeding in an MDL. The Plaintiffs are seeking to have the cases consolidated into Multidistrict Litigation MDL 3060 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.