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Toxic Hair Relaxer Lawsuits

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We believe consumers are entitled to safe products that prioritize their health and wellbeing, especially when it comes to products that are applied directly to the body. Unfortunately, manufacturers don’t always meet this expectation, and lives may be endangered as a result.

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published a study in October 2022 that found an increased risk of uterine cancer in women who use certain chemical hair relaxers and straighteners. Although many people use these products, black women are more likely to use chemical relaxers, and therefore are at greater risk.

Our attorneys are reviewing potential lawsuits involving products made by companies including L’Oréal USA, Strength of Nature, Soft Sheen/Carson, Dabur, Namaste Laboratories and Godrej SON Holdings: 

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If you or a loved one was diagnosed with uterine cancer, endometriosis and other reproductive problems after using a chemical hair relaxer or straightener product know that you are not alone during this difficult time. Our attorneys have a depth of experience supporting women and families facing life-altering health problems, and have the knowledge needed to help you weigh your legal options. For more information or to discuss a potential case, reach out to Fidelma Fitzpatrick or Marlon Kimpson at 1-800-768-4026 or by email at any time.

Potentially dangerous chemical relaxers and straighteners

Our attorneys are currently reviewing potential harms related to hair relaxers and straighteners that contain formaldehyde, which is known to cause cancer in humans. When used on the hair, toxic chemicals can be absorbed through the scalp, causing adverse health problems. Chemical relaxers are also known to burn the skin, making it easier for toxins to be absorbed. We are reviewing potential cases involving the following health problems: 

  • Uterine cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Preterm birth
  • Early puberty
  • Early menopause  

Potential products of concern include: 

  • Brazilian Blowout
  • Crème of Nature
  • Dark & Lovely
  • Just for Me
  • Motions
  • Olive Oil Relaxer
  • Optimum Care
  • Organic Root Stimulator
  • Soft & Beautiful

Motley Rice’s experience litigating defective products for women 

Motley Rice is at the forefront of litigation for thousands of women who were harmed by defective products. Our team has extensive experience litigating cases for women who developed ovarian cancer after using talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene, breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) allegedly caused by Allergan implants, severe complications allegedly caused birth control devices such as Essure® and Paragard®, transvaginal mesh, and birth defects caused by prescription drugs. We welcome you to reach out to our attorneys at any time to discuss a potential case. We are also more than happy to come and speak to you at your home to discuss this issue that impacts so many, if easier and more comfortable. 

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