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Hair Straightener Litigation Raising Cancer Awareness

Hair Straightener Litigation Raising Cancer Awareness August 18, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
Chicago, IL As hair straightener litigation is making headlines, black girls and women who frequently use chemical hair straighteners are increasingly becoming aware of hair relaxer risks, including uterine cancer and breast cancer.
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Hair Relaxer Makers Challenge Hair Straightener Cancer Lawsuits as more Complaints Filed

Hair Relaxer Makers Challenge Hair Straightener Cancer Lawsuits as more Complaints Filed July 13, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
Chicago, IL As hair relaxer lawsuits mount, L’Oréal and Revlon, Strength of Nature, Namaste and numerous other hair straightener manufacturers have filed a motion to dismiss allegations that they manufactured and marketed toxic hair-relaxing products that cause cancer and other serious health issues. The motion was filed on July 5 in the Northern District of Illinois by 14 defendant groups to dismiss the complaint filed by plaintiffs in the multi-district litigation (MDL) No. 3060.
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Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Update

Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Update June 19, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Women diagnosed with uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and other injuries who have filed hair relaxer lawsuits in federal court--now part of the multi-district litigation--have filed a “Master Complaint”. This document includes all of the allegations linking adverse health events with regular exposure to chemicals in the hair straightener and hair relaxer products. And defendants have proposed to bifurcate discovery, which plaintiffs oppose.

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Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Update

Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Update May 28, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Due to so many hair straightener lawsuits filed since a study found the products linked to certain cancers, a multi-district litigation (MDL) has been established in the Northern District of Illinois to consolidate all hair relaxer lawsuits. Recent complaints also allege the hair relaxer products cause fertility problems. Lawsuits against L’Oreal and other hair relaxer manufacturers have skyrocketed, however Revlon was not officially named in lawsuits because the cosmetic giant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last June – one week before the NHI study was released that triggered hair relaxer litigation.
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Hair Straightener Lawsuits Growing

Hair Straightener Lawsuits Growing April 6, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Soon after a study published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in October 2022 found that Black women who frequently used chemical hair straightening products were at higher risk for uterine cancer compared to women who did not report using hair relaxers, dozens of lawsuits were filed (mainly by Black women) against L'Oreal USA and several other companies (see below), claiming their chemical hair straighteners cause cancer and other health problems. Plaintiffs also claim that the companies knew, or should have known, that the use of the dangerous chemicals in the products would increase the risk of cancer; yet they marketed and sold them anyway, without providing a warning label.

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