Hair Relaxer Breast Cancer Lawsuit

If you used L’Oreal or other hair relaxer products and then developed breast cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Scout Law Group is filing lawsuits against the manufacturers of these hair relaxer products for the damage they caused to innocent consumers.
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Updated On:
January 6, 2023
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Were You Diagnosed with Breast Cancer After Using Hair Relaxer Products?

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer from using a hair relaxer or chemical straightener, you may be entitled to compensation. Our product liability attorneys are investigating claims against L’Oréal and other manufacturers of hair relaxer products that have been linked to breast cancer. These companies failed to warn consumers about the risk that their products may cause breast cancer.

People that regularly used hair relaxer products and were diagnosed with breast cancer maybe be entitled to financial compensation through a product liability lawsuit or settlement.  

What Products are Causing Breast Cancer?

Scout Law Group is investigating cases for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer after regular or prolonged exposure to certain hair relaxer products. The products in question contain hazardous chemicals that can disrupt the body’s endocrine production and have been linked to breast cancer diagnoses and other conditions.

Over the past several years, medical research has increasingly found several toxic chemicals commonly used in hair relaxers that may cause breast cancer and other health complications. One hair relaxer cancer lawsuit has already been filed, and more are being considered against the manufacturers of several popular products widely marketed in the United States.

These products include the following:

  • Dark and Lovely
  • Optimum
  • Motions
  • TCB Naturals
  • Soft & Beautiful
  • Olive Oil Girls
  • Organic Root Stimulator
  • Just for Me

Because manufacturers misrepresented the contents of these products and failed to warn consumers their hair relaxers may cause breast cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.

What are the Hazardous Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer?

Several studies have been published recently that suggest a link between chemical hair relaxers and breast cancer. Researchers have warned many hair relaxer products contain up to 5,000 chemicals, many of which are classified as toxic.

These chemicals include the following:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Phthalates
  • Cyclosiloxanes
  • Bisphenol A
  • Di-2-ethylhexylphthalate (DEHP)
  • Parabens

The FDA established laws that prohibit selling cosmetic products that contain harmful substances that could cause injury to a consumer. However, many cosmetic manufacturers withhold important safety information from consumers by mislabeling the contents of their hair relaxer products.

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2019 Study Shows Hair Relaxers Increase Breast Cancer Risk by 30%

A 2019 study conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences showed women using hair straightening products have a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Researchers collected data from the Sister Study, a long-term research project pioneered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This project involved over 50,000 subjects and examined how the environment and genes affect women’s chances of getting breast cancer.

Reports showed that, over an eight-year period, women who used hair relaxers at least every five to eight weeks had a 30% higher chance of developing breast cancer than those who didn’t. African American women who used permanent hair dyes regularly showed a 60% increase of breast cancer versus an 8% increase for Caucasian women.

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Who Can File a Uterine Fibroid Cancer Lawsuit? 

In most cases, anyone using hair relaxer products regularly and diagnosed with uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, breast cancer, endometriosis, or preterm delivery can file a lawsuit to recover compensation for their damages. If a relative of yours has passed away due to these same conditions, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. 

Does it Cost Anything to File a Lawsuit?

Filing a lawsuit with Scout Law Group does not cost you anything upfront. We pay for all the costs of handling your case. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you never pay us out of your pocket for anything. 

What is the Deadline to File a Lawsuit? 

First, you must be diagnosed by a medical professional with uterine fibroids, uterine cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, or other reproductive health issues. With uterine fibroids and cancer especially, early detection is key to improving your chance of recovery.