L'Oréal is the world's leading cosmetics company, and it's present in the US chemical hair relaxer market due to SoftSheen-Carson. L'Oréal USA acquired SoftSheen in 1998 and Carson Products in 2000. The cosmetics giant merged the two companies, both leaders in the ethnic hair care industry into SoftSheen-Carson.
On 21 October 2022, a Missouri resident filed a hair relaxer claim against L'Oréal, claiming that the cosmetics giant's hair relaxer products marketed to African-American women have led to the development of her uterine cancer.
Jenny Mitchell's claim was not the first action regarding the cosmetics company's hair relaxer products.
The Level Up campaign group launched in 2021 a petition calling on the cosmetics giant to remove toxic ingredients from chemical hair relaxer products.
A 2022 National Institutes of Health study found evidence that women who used chemical hair relaxer products had a greater risk of developing hormone-sensitive cancers such as uterine cancer. Uterine cancer rates have been increasing in the past years among African-American women, and according to researchers, the frequent and prolonged use of chemical hair relaxers may be the cause.
L'Oréal SoftSheen-Carson manufactures and markets the following hair relaxers that contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals:
Women who filed toxic hair relaxer claims against L'Oréal affirm that they would not have purchased the company's hair relaxers if they had known that these products contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals that might increase the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer. In the past few months, several lawsuits have been filed in federal courts across the country over L'Oréal hair relaxer products, which use toxic chemicals to straighten curly or frizzy hair. The lawsuits allege the cosmetics company knew the hair relaxers contained chemicals harmful to human health, but marketed them anyway.
If you have the intention of filing a toxic hair relaxer claim against L'Oréal, these are the eligibility requirements you need to meet: you must have used chemical hair relaxer products for 2 - 5 years, using the products at least four times a year and you must have a diagnosis of one of the following health conditions:
If you have been using L'Oréal's chemical hair relaxer products and you are diagnosed with uterine or ovarian cancer, please feel free to contact us to see if you are eligible to file a hair relaxer claim against L'Oréal.
We know that most of our clients are experiencing significant physical and emotional suffering. Therefore, we strive to ease the process for them by offering a quick 10-minute free case evaluation over the phone. Our team of experts will carefully review your case, let you know whether you qualify to file a hair relaxer claim and promptly put you in touch with a reliable and specialized attorney.
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