November 29, 2022 — A woman from Ohio has filed a lawsuit blaming her uterine cancer on hair relaxers made by L’Oreal and other companies.
The lawsuit was filed by Jackie B., a 64-year-old woman who started using hair relaxers to straighten her hair in 1973.
She continued to use hair relaxers for decades, even after she was diagnosed with uterine cancer and received treatment.
She was diagnosed with uterine cancer in September 2010 and has suffered through “severe and permanent personal injuries, pain, suffering, and emotional distress,” according to her lawsuit.
Her lawsuit cites several studies linking hair relaxers and uterine cancer, including a major study published in October 2022 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that found a doubled risk of uterine cancer for women who used hair relaxers every 4 months.
The researchers warned that chemicals in hair relaxers could get into the body through burns and irritated skin on the scalp that commonly occur when the products are applied to the base of the hair shaft.
The defendants include L’Oreal, Soft Sheen-Carson, Strength of Nature, and Godrej.
Her lawsuit was filed on November 22, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Western Division) — Case Number 3:22-cv-00336-MJN-CHG.
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