Chemical hair straightening and hair relaxing products have been linked with:
- Uterine cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine sarcoma
- Uterine fibroids necessitating surgery
Hair straightener lawsuits and hair relaxer lawsuits claim that the manufacturers of chemical hair straighteners and hair relaxers knew or should have known the products were dangerous, yet failed to warn that the products could harm people. Call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one developed any of the above conditions after using chemical hair straightening or hair relaxing products. You may qualify for financial compensation in a hair straightener lawsuit. We won’t charge a fee to represent you until and unless we win your case.
2023 Hair Straightener Lawsuit Updates
- On May 15, 2023, a master complaint was filed in the hair relaxer/hair straightener MDL. This complaint may be used by any plaintiff who brings a claim in the MDL as long as the plaintiff adopts certain allegations by using a short-form complaint. The master complaints accuses the defendants of “wrongful marketing practices.” The complaint alleges the defendants “systematically misrepresented” impacts on health caused by chemical hair straighteners and hair relaxers. The complaint alleges that women suffered injuries such as ovarian cancer and uterine cancer as a result of using chemical hair relaxer and chemical hair straighteners.
- According to an April 2023 docket report, over 100 lawsuits have now been filed against the manufacturers of chemical hair relaxing and hair straightening products.
- There is a strict deadline for those who wish to file claims seeking financial compensation for injuries caused by hair relaxing products made by Revlon, since the company has filed for bankruptcy. A bankruptcy judge recently extended this deadline until April 11, 2023. Call us now for a free consultation. We can help you file a successful claim against Revlon and make sure it is filed correctly and on time.
- The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation recently consolidated dozens of hair relaxer lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation (MDL), to be handled in the Northern District of Illinois. The lawsuits claim that chemical hair relaxing products caused uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, breast cancer, endometriosis and ovarian cancer, and that the manufacturers of the products knew or should have known they could cause these conditions but didn’t warn about it.
- U.S. District Judge Mary M. Rowland, who is presiding over pretrial and discovery proceedings in the hair relaxer MDL, recently asked the plaintiffs and defendants to work with one another to draft what is known as a direct filing order. The drafting of a direct filing order is the first step towards the creation of a master and short form complaint, which allows future plaintiffs to file a lawsuit directly through the MDL court rather than needing to wait for a lawsuit to be transferred into the MDL from a court in a different district.