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Hair Relaxer Attorneys

Representing Those Harmed by Hair Relaxer Side Effects Nationwide

The Oliver Bell Group is currently representing individuals who were thought to be injured after using chemical hair straighteners. There is an ongoing class action lawsuit against L'Oreal and other cosmetic companies, seeking damages for those who have been harmed by these dangerous products. 

Our attorney Cameron Bell has been appointed to the leadership committee in this litigation by Judge Rowland, and as such we are better suited to represent clients than firms simply advertising for claims.

Litigation Against Corporations Responsible

In October of 2021 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) publishes a study reporting an association between the use of over-the-counter chemical hair relaxers/ straighteners and a higher risk of ovarian cancer.

Beginning in the Fall 2022 numerous hair relaxer lawsuits were filed, claiming that women who used the products were diagnosed with uterine cancer. A group of lawyers representing the plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit. By the end of the year, multiple class action lawsuits and individual lawsuits were filed claiming that thousands of women have been diagnosed with uterine cancer after using chemical hair straightener products. These lawsuits name L'Oreal and other smaller cosmetic companies responsible.

At the start of 2023, the Multi District Litigation panel agreed to consolidate the hair relaxer lawsuits into a new MDL litigation in the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, which has been assigned to the Honorable Mary Rowland.

The Study Showing Chemicals Responsible

A recently published study by the National Institute of Environmental Health & Sciences has shown that toxic chemicals in hair straighteners may increase the risk of uterine cancer. This risk may be more pronounced in Black and Hispanic women who are more likely to have received hair straightening treatments than other ethnic groups. The study showed that frequent use of hair straightening products may increase the risk of uterine cancer by two to three times. However, the risk was found to be increased somewhat even when only one treatment had been performed in the last 12 months.

Hair straighteners contain formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, phthalates, parabens, and bisphenol-A along with other toxins which may be carcinogenic. Other studies have linked toxic chemicals to cancer in females including breast and endometrial cancer, but this is the first study that has confirmed a link to uterine cancer.

  • Parabens

  • Bisphenol A

  • Metals

  • Formaldehyde

  • Cyclosiloxanes

  • Sodium hydroxide

  • Diethanolamine

  • Phthalates

  • Benzophenone-3

  • Triclosan 

Qualifying Injuries

If you used hair straighteners in the past, you may have been exposed to toxic chemicals and placed at increased risk of Uterine Cancer. People who received hair straightener treatments and developed Uterine Cancer may be eligible for compensation. Additionally, please call us if you are suffering from uterine cancer or ovarian cancer.​ The three types of cancer that have been linked hair relaxer use are:

  1. Ovarian cancer

  2. Uterine cancer

  3. Endometrial cancer

Hair Care Products

We are investigating the link between the products listed below to these injuries: 

Soft Sheen Carson

  • Precise No Lye Conditioning Relaxer Supreme

  • Precise No Lye Original Relaxer

  • No Base Relaxer

  • Multi Mineral Reduced Ph Creme Relaxer

  • Optimum Smooth Multi-Mineral Creme Hair Relaxer

  • Multi-Mineral Reduced Ph Crème Relaxer

  • Salon Collection Hair Relaxer Super Strength – Optimum Salon Haircare

  • Salon Collection Relaxer Regular Strength – Optimum Salon Haircare

    SSC Dark & Lovely

  • Moisturizing Relaxer with Shea Butter

  • Triple Nourished Silkening Relaxer

  • Beautiful Beginnings Kids No-Mistake Nourishing No-Lye Crème Relaxer

  • Healthy Gloss Shea Moisture No-Lye Relaxer

Optimum

Bantu

Ultra Precise    

ORS Olive Oil

  • Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning Relaxer

  • Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer

  • Olive Miracle Anti-breakage No-Lye Relaxer

  • Olive Miracle Dream Kids Relaxer

  • Olive Miracle Touch Up No-Lye Relaxer

HAIRepair

Curls Unleashed

TCB

TCB Naturals

  • Conditioning No-Lye Hair Relaxer

  • No Base Crème Hair Relaxer

Just for Me

  • No-Lye Relaxer for girls

  • No-Lye Texture Softener

  • Super Relaxer

Lotions

  • Classic Formula Relaxer

  • Regular Relaxer

  • Silkening Shine No-Lye Relaxer

  • Smooth & Silken Relaxer

Soft & Beautiful

  • Classic Formula Relaxer

  • Regular Relaxer

  • Silkening Shine No-Lye Relaxer

  • Smooth & Silken Relaxer

African Pride

  • Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning Relaxer

  • Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer

  • Olive Miracle Anti-breakage No-Lye Relaxer

  • Olive Miracle Dream Kids Relaxer

  • Olive Miracle Touch Up No-Lye Relaxer

Africa’s Best

  • No-Lye Relaxer for girls

  • No-Lye Texture Softener

  • Super Relaxer

Luster’s

  • Pink

  • Smooth Touch

  • Short Looks

Crème of Nature

  • Conditioning No-Lye Hair Relaxer

  • No Base Crème Hair Relaxer

Isoplus

  • No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer

Silk Elements

  • MegaSilk Shea Butter Relaxer

  • Luxury Moisturizing Shea Butter Relaxer

ProfectivMegaGrowth

  • No-Lye RelaxeSoft & Beautiful

Revlon

  • Conditioning Crème Relaxer

Mizani

  • Sensitive Scalp Rhelaxer

  • Butter Blend Sensitive Scalp Rhelaxer

Choose Oliver Bell Group

At the Oliver Bell Group, we are experienced with the Hair Relaxer litigation and can investigate your situation to determine if you may have grounds for a claim. Our attorneys have what it takes to thoroughly assess the circumstances of your case and pursue the full compensation you deserve. Partner Cameron Bell was appointed to a leadership role on the hair relaxer MDL by the court, making him the perfect person to handle your case. Call or send us a message for a free consultation with the Oliver Bell Group, representing cases nationwide. 

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