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Hair Relaxer Multidistrict Litigation (MDL): Judge Allows Hair Relaxer Claims to Proceed

In a landmark decision that resonates with thousands of consumers, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division has made a pivotal ruling in the Hair Relaxer Multidistrict Litigation (MDL).


On November 13, 2023, the court determined that the master claims in this significant case (IN RE: HAIR RELAXER MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES, AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION, MDL No. 3060) could proceed, marking a crucial step forward for plaintiffs seeking justice.

Hair Relaxer Multidistrict Litigation (MDL): Judge Allows Hair Relaxer Claims to Proceed

This MDL Alleges That Certain Hair Relaxer Products May Be Linked to Cancer

This MDL, which consolidates over 8,200 cases as of mid-November 2023, alleges that chemical hair relaxer products manufactured by giants like L’Oréal USA, Revlon, and others, are linked to cancer and other serious injuries. These products, often marketed towards women of color, have come under scrutiny following a National Institutes of Health study published in October 2022, which suggested a significant risk of uterine cancer for frequent users.


Judge Mary M. Rowland Allows the Majority of These Claims to Proceed

The defendants, in a bid to dismiss these claims, argued on grounds of personal jurisdiction and failure to state a claim. However, Judge Mary M. Rowland’s decision to allow the majority of these claims to proceed is a testament to the strength of the plaintiffs’ allegations. The court found sufficient factual basis in the claims of negligence, design defect, and failure to warn, dismissing only a few counts related to allegations of fraud.

Corporations Need to Be Held Accountable for the Safety of Their Beauty Products

For residents of New Jersey, this ruling is particularly significant. It underscores the importance of holding corporations accountable for the safety of their products. If you or a loved one in New Jersey has used these hair relaxer products and suffered adverse health effects, this legal development could be directly relevant to you. Contact Clark Law Firm P.C. at 1-877-841-8855 for more information.


We Are Closely Monitoring Updates of the Hair Relaxer MDL

As a New Jersey personal injury law firm, we understand the complexities and nuances of such litigation. Our team is closely monitoring the developments in the Hair Relaxer MDL. We believe that everyone has the right to use consumer products without fearing for their health and safety. This case is not just about legal claims; it’s about the lives and well-being of thousands of women, particularly those in minority communities who have been disproportionately affected.

Think You May Have Been Harmed by These Hair Relaxer Products?

If you believe you have been harmed by these products, it’s crucial to understand your legal rights and options. Our experienced New Jersey injury attorneys are here to provide guidance and support. We are committed to seeking justice and fair compensation for those affected by potentially harmful products.

Do You Suspect You Were Injured by Hair Relaxer Products?

In light of this recent ruling, we encourage New Jersey residents who have used these hair relaxer products and have experienced health issues to come forward. Your story matters, and it could be a critical part of this ongoing legal battle. Together, we can work towards holding these corporations accountable and ensuring that consumer safety is never compromised.


How to File a Claim for the Hair Relaxer MDL

For more information or to discuss your potential case, please contact Clark Law Firm P.C. at 1-877-841-8855 or you can also chat with us online. Remember, in matters of personal injury and product liability, timely action can be crucial. Let us help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.