Wallace Miller Files Suit Against L’Oreal Over Hair Relaxer Cancer Claims

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Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at 7:37 pm    

Chicago, Ill. –

Wallace Miller, the Chicago-based nationwide Plaintiffs law firm with extensive experience representing clients harmed by dangerous and defective products, announced the filing of a new lawsuit against L’Oreal and similarly situated Defendants over allegations that the company’s hair relaxer products may increase the likelihood of developing uterine cancer and other health risks.

According to studies performed by the National Institutes of Health, women who use chemical hair straightening/relaxing products are more than twice as likely to develop uterine or endometrial cancer. Molly Wells, an attorney for Wallace Miller, said “This case didn’t start and doesn’t end with the NIH study – there is a whole body of medical literature from the last several decades linking other conditions to hair relaxers including ovarian cancer, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.”

The lawsuit, Moore v. L’Oreal USA, Inc, et al, Case Number 1:22-cv-06785 filed in the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that Plaintiff Terry Moore’s diagnosis of uterine cancer was directly and proximately caused by her regular and prolonged exposure to phthalates and other endocrine disrupting chemicals found in Defendants’ hair care products.

The number of new cases of uterine cancer diagnosed in the United States has risen in recent years, particularly among Black women. Black women have historically used hair relaxing products at a higher rate than other races, and many of these products are aggressively marketed toward women of color. The American Cancer Society estimates approximately 66,000 new cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed by the end of 2022.

Plaintiffs seek to recover compensatory damages for their injuries, as well as economic, punitive, and/or exemplary damages for Defendants’ alleged disregard and reckless indifference for the safety and welfare of the general public.

Plaintiff in this case is represented by Molly C. Wells and Edward A. Wallace of Wallace Miller. More information is available at http://www.wallacemiller.com

About Wallace Miller

Wallace Miller is a is a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ complex litigation law firm focusing on protecting people in virtually all aspects of their lives. Their passionate group of attorneys and professionals have dedicated their careers to pursuing challenging cases and fighting on behalf of consumers, individuals, classes of people, and small businesses against some of the largest companies in the world.

Media Contact

Molly C. Wells, Wallace Miller, (312) 629-4407, mcw@wallacemiller.com

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