French personal care company, L’Oréal is faced with chemical hair straightener uterine cancer lawsuits with lawsuits claiming some of the chemical ingredients of their product has been linked to cause cancer and other serious health problems.
The lawsuit claims Jennifer Mitchell developed uterine cancer after using their chemical hair straightener for over 18 years; starting at the age of 10. Mitchell says she developed cancer after using the product from 2000 until she was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. Her prolonged exposure to the chemicals contained in the products she used caused her cancer, the lawsuit claims.
According to one of Mitchell’s attorneys, “Black women have long been the victims of dangerous products specifically marketed to them”. “Black hair has been and always will be beautiful, but Black women have been told they have to use these products to meet society’s standards.”
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Jennifer Mitchell said that it was social pressure that led her to use the product at a young age; stating that her hair should ‘’look a certain way, lay a certain way, flow a certain way in order to look professional.”
L'oreal Headquarters in France. Getty Image
Several other women are currently filing suit in a similar case against other beauty product manufacturers and companies. The amount and type of lawsuits will increase sharply as more than 650 cases have been reported annually.
(2022) A recently published study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has shown a possible link between chemical hair relaxers and an increased risk of developing uterine cancer.
The study, which was conducted over the course of 11 years, looked at data from over 33,497 women from Sister Study who were between 35-74 years old and living in the United States.
The study was led by the United States National Institute of Environmental Health Safety (NIEHS). It is one of the 27 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study aims to identify risk factors linked to developing breast cancer and other health conditions in women.
Of the women studied, 378 were diagnosed with uterine cancer. Further investigation revealed that women who used chemical hair straightening products frequently—defined as over 4 times in the past year—were more than twice as likely to later develop uterine cancer compared to women who did not use these products.
According to Alexandra White, Ph.D., the head of NIEHS Environment and Cancer Epidemiology group and lead author, “we estimated that 1.64% of women who never used hair straighteners would go on to develop uterine cancer by the age of 70; but for frequent users, that risk goes up to 4.05%”.
About 60% of the participants of the study were black women. The study did not find any link between chemical hair relaxers and an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer between races. However, a possible link may be due to a higher prevalence of use, Black women may be more at risk for negative health effects.
The prevalence of uterine cancer has increased significantly since the early 2000s. With 65,950 expected new cases in 2022, uterine cancer is the most prevalent cancer of the female reproductive system and accounts for almost 3% of all newly diagnosed cancer cases. According to studies, uterine cancer incidence rates have been increasing in the US, especially among Black women.
In a study published in 2019, researchers discovered that women who were using hair straighteners as frequently as every 5-8 weeks had at least a 30% higher risk of developing breast cancer.
In the past, communities of color have purposefully been targeted by marketing campaigns for hair relaxers and straighteners.
A number of lawsuits have already been filed against various chemical hair straightening manufacturers including L’Oréal. Alleging that they knew of the risks associated with their products but failed to warn consumers. So far, no settlements have been reached.
Meldofsky Law Firm understands the kind of pain and suffering brought by these types of injuries and injustice.
In 2019, a study was published that showed a link between the use of permanent hair dye and chemical hair relaxers and an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers also found that women who used these products once a month or every five to eight weeks had a 30% higher chance to likely develop breast cancer.
Findings were published in the International Journal of Cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute, uterine cancer is relatively uncommon, accounting for about 3% of new cancer cases this year (NCI). However, cases are on the rise in the United States, particularly among Black women, who, according to the NIH study, use chemical hair straighteners or relaxers at earlier ages and at a higher rate than women of other races and ethnicities. According to the NCI, there will be close to 66,000 new uterine cancer cases in 2022.
The National Cancer Institute is part of the National Institutes of Health. NIH and eleven other agencies make up the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Chemical-based hair relaxers or straighteners are products that contain chemicals that penetrate the cuticle and break the bonds of the layers of the hair shaft to straighten naturally curly hair. The process makes the hair frail, brittle, and easily damaged. It may even cause skin burns, permanent harm to the scalp, and hair loss.
Requests for comment on the situation have not yet been answered by L'Oreal. One of their chemical hair straightening
products is shown in the image above. No evidence that Michell used the product above. Getty Image
There is no such thing as a safe chemical hair relaxer. Even products that are labeled “organic” or “natural” can be harmful if not used properly. Superficial side effects of using chemical hair relaxers may include scalp irritation, hair loss, and burns.
Frequent use of chemical-containing hair products to straighten curly or wavy hair has been linked to an increased risk of developing uterine cancer and breast cancer.
While ingredients vary widely per manufacturer, harmful ingredients present in chemical straighteners can include:
Formaldehyde: A colorless, flammable gas known to cause cancer.
Bisphenol A (BPA): An industrial chemical known to be an endocrine disruptor that has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
Parabens: Chemicals that are commonly used as preservatives in cosmetic products and food that have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
The New York Times reports the FDA is not regulating hair products. The company said the manufacturers must ensure products are safe, although they are not expected to carry out any tests on any ingredients used in those products. Earlier research shows a hair straightening product can cause hormonal disruption, Reuters reported. The chemicals are linked to greater chances of breast and ovarian cancer.
The symptoms of uterine cancer can vary depending on how far along the cancer is. In the early stages, there may be no symptoms at all. The most common symptom of uterine cancer is unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge that doesn’t have a known cause.
However, in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. If you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of uterine cancer, it’s crucial to consult your doctor as soon as you can.
As cancer progresses, symptoms may include:
– Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge between periods but before menopause
– Abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting after menopause
– Lower abdomen or pelvic pain or pressure
– Vaginal discharge after menopause
If you or a loved one has used chemical hair straightening products and have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, you may qualify to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation.
If a new product comes onto the marketplace, it is expected that consumers should find it safe but unfortunately, it’s not always the case.
By filing a lawsuit against chemical hair straightener manufacturers, you can claim damages and seek compensation that will assist in covering the cost of your medical treatment.
Meldofsky Law Firm understands the difficulties in this situation. Our lawyers will work with you against these companies to ensure that you receive the best legal services and representation. These procedures often include our hair straightening lawsuit attorney.
If you’ve been diagnosed with uterine cancer after using chemical hair straighteners, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
You may be able to take legal action if:
– You have used chemical hair straighteners manufactured by L’Oréal, or another company before and
– You were later diagnosed with uterine cancer, uterine cancer, or breast cancer
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Diagnosis of uterine cancer or breast cancer after using chemical hair straighteners may be the result of exposure to carcinogens like formaldehyde. Plaintiffs must demonstrate that they have used the product at least once. This can include receipts from purchasing the product or pictures of the product being used.
If a plaintiff has passed away, then their surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
1. Schedule a FREE consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your case and legal options.
2. Our lawyer will evaluate your claim to determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the chemical hair straightener manufacturer.
3. If you qualify, our lawyer will file your lawsuit and represent you throughout the legal process.
4. Negotiate the best settlement possible on your behalf. You may be eligible to receive compensation for the following:
– medical expenses related to uterine cancer treatment
– lost wages if you are unable to work due to your diagnosis
– pain and suffering
– wrongful death damages if a loved one passed away from uterine cancer after using chemical hair
5. Pursue a verdict at trial.
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If you or a loved one has used chemical hair straighteners and has been diagnosed with uterine cancer, don’t wait to take legal action. The sooner you consult with a lawyer, the better.
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Filing a lawsuit can result in a settlement or verdict in your favor. Compared to actual trails, in some cases, settlements are done out of court to avoid the expense and publicity of a trial.
If your case does go to trial, a judge or jury will hear evidence from both sides and issue a verdict in your favor if they find that the chemical hair straightener manufacturer is liable for your uterine cancer and/or other injuries.
The chemical hair straightener legal team from Meldofsky Law Firm will fight with you to help recover damages.
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Yes. Unfortunately, there is limited time to pursue a lawsuit against the manufacturer over chemical relaxers hair products, and uterine cancer. The statutes of limitations vary from state to state.
If this deadline has passed you cannot take any legal action for your injuries that resulted from using these dangerous products. So it is very important to contact a lawyer to review your case to discuss your legal options.
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What do I do if I think my hair relaxer caused my cancer?
Meldofsky Law Firm understands the kind of pain and suffering brought by these types of injuries and injustice.
If you have used a chemical hair straightener and have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you consult with a lawyer, the better.
An experienced attorney and legal team can review the specifics of your case and help you determine if you have a valid claim to take legal action. Additionally, they will be able to guide you through the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected throughout.
Big pharma companies like L’Oréal often will have a big law firm at their disposal to protect their company and profit. Don’t let yourself be intimidated by this, and make sure you have an experienced attorney on your side to protect your rights.
Meldofsky Law Firm has a team of experienced attorneys who will fight for your rights and work to hold the beauty product manufacturer accountable. They have a long history of fighting on behalf of people who have been injured by beauty products, such as L’Oréal hair relaxers, and can help you seek full and fair compensation for your pain and suffering.
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Meldofsky Law Firm understands the difficulties in this situation. Our lawyers will work with you against these companies to ensure that you receive the best legal services and representation. These procedures often include our chemical hair straightener uterine cancer lawsuit attorney.
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