Millions of people rely on hair relaxer products, trusting them to be safe for use. Recent studies have revealed a link between these products and uterine cancer, raising serious concerns.
If you’ve used hair relaxers for an extended period and have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, you may be entitled to compensation through a product liability lawsuit.
Rapid Growth in Hair Relaxer MDL Cases
As of August 2023, the number of pending cases in the hair relaxer Multi-District Litigation (MDL) before Judge Rowland in the Northern District of Illinois has grown from 21 to 236, with last month alone adding 87 new cases. The MDL is expected to continue expanding unless other plaintiffs choose to remain inactive.
Change in Defense Counsel for Dabur International
As of September 2023, Dabur International, a primary defendant in the hair relaxer class action lawsuit MDL 23-cv-00818, has changed its defense counsel from Kirkland & Ellis LLC to Baker & McKenzie LLP. The court has also provided answers to frequently asked questions about filing a hair relaxer lawsuit in this MDL.
New Study Links Hair Relaxers to Increased Risk of Uterine Cancer
A groundbreaking study published in October 2022 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reveals that long-term use of hair relaxers is associated with a significantly increased risk of uterine cancer. Women who used hair relaxers were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with uterine cancer compared to non-users, and the risk was even higher for those who used the products more frequently.
This study is the first to provide epidemiologic evidence of a definitive connection between hair relaxer use and uterine cancer, which is the 4th most common cancer among women and disproportionately affects black women.
Consult a Hair Relaxer Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with uterine cancer after long-term use of hair relaxers, taking action now is crucial. We’re here to help you navigate the complex legal landscape, providing the compassionate and effective representation you deserve.
Contact our specialized hair relaxer lawsuit attorneys today for a confidential consultation.
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