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New medical research has found that using chemical hair relaxers can cause uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, and other hormone-related diseases. One of the leading brands of chemical hair relaxer is ORS Olive Oil Hair Relaxer, which is manufactured by a company called Namaste, LLC.  Hair relaxer lawsuits are now being filed against Namaste and other cosmetic companies by women who used their products and developed uterine cancer or other conditions.

This post will look at the new research linking hair relaxers to uterine cancer and the lawsuits being brought against Namaste regarding its ORS Olive Oil relaxer products.

About ORS Olive Oil and Other Hair Relaxers

Parents of new babies in many parts of the country are having a hard time finding infant formulas such as Similac and Enfamil in June 2022. The supply chain problems that are currently hampering the U.S. economy have created a very acute shortage of infant formula, resulting in empty shelves and understandably stressed and concerned parents.


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December 1, 2022: Shortages expected to continue through the spring of 2023. 

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurologic disorder that disrupts the brain’s ability to control body movements. 60,00 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. each year. Recently, Parkinson’s disease has been the primary injury in mass tort cases because new evidence has shown that the condition can be caused by long-term exposure to certain chemicals. This page will provide a medical overview of Parkinson’s disease and discuss its involvement in mass tort lawsuits.

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a condition in which certain cells inside the brain decay and stop working properly. The specific brain cells impacted by PD are those that are responsible for the control of muscle movements. The deterioration of these cells impair the ability of the brain to send movement and coordination commands to the muscles in the body. As a result, individuals with PD suffer from non-voluntary or uncontrolled body movements such as shaking, tremors, stiffness or rigidity, and lack of coordination.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is diagnosed in over 80,000 people each year in the U.S., making it one of the more common cancer types. Recently, NHL has become one of the primary injuries in a number of class action mass torts because it has been linked to chronic exposure to certain chemicals. NHL is also at issue in many medical malpractice cases involving diagnostic errors.

This page will provide a basic medical overview of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and discuss its involvement in various product liability and mass tort cases.

The Lymphatic System

Over 60,000 women in the U.S. get diagnosed with uterine cancer every year, making cancer of the uterus the 2nd most common female cancer. Recently, uterine cancer has been linked to exposure to certain chemicals putting this disease at the center of several mass torts including hair relaxer lawsuits and Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuits. On this page we provide a simple overview of uterine cancer from a medical standpoint and look at how it has become involved in litigation.

The Uterus

The uterus is the largest female reproductive organ. This pear-shaped organ is often referred to as the “womb” and it is where human life begins in the form of fetal development during pregnancy. The uterus is comprised of 3 separate parts: (1) fundus, (2) isthmus, and (3) cervix.

Recent scientific evidence has shown that long-term use of chemical hair relaxer products can increase the risk of uterine cancer and other hormone-related health conditions. This has prompted hair relaxer lawsuits against cosmetic companies like L’Oreal. These lawsuits allege that L’Oreal’s popular hair relaxer product, Dark & Lovely®, caused uterine cancer and other injuries.

In this post, we will look at the new scientific evidence and the allegations that are being made against L’Oreal regarding its Dark & Lovely product.

About L’Oreal

New medical research studies have shown that long-term use of chemical hair relaxer products can significantly increase the risk of uterine cancer and a handful of other female hormone-related diseases, including breast cancer, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis. This research has already prompted product liability lawsuits against cosmetic manufacturers and thousands of hair relaxer lawsuits will likely be consolidated into a new class action MDL next year.

The emergence of the hair relaxer class action lawsuit has prompted speculation on how this litigation will play out and what a hair relaxer global settlement might look like. In this post, our lawyers will look at the potential settlement value of hair relaxer lawsuits involving uterine cancer, and other conditions linked to hair relaxer.

Hair Relaxer Linked to Cancer

Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos, a material that was widely used in various industries until the late 1970s. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma it means that you were exposed to asbestos at some point in your life. Anyone with mesothelioma is eligible to file an asbestos lawsuit and get financial compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos products.

Our national product liability firm is currently seeking asbestos cases from anyone who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or the surviving family members of someone who died from mesothelioma. Contact our office today at 800-553-8082 for a free consultation.

History of Asbestos

These Tylenol autism lawsuits were recently consolidated into a new class action MDL. Everyone understands this litigation has just started. But parents want to know what a successful class action Tylenol might look like.

Recent scientific studies have found that using Tylenol (or generic acetaminophen) during pregnancy disrupts fetal development and may increase the risk of having a baby with autism.

This new research has sparked a growing wave of product liability lawsuits by parents of children who were born with autism after acetaminophen use during pregnancy.

Our lawyers are helping victims file hair relaxer lawsuits throughout the country. This page is about how chemical hair straighteners can cause uterine fibroids.

African American women are three times more likely to develop uterine fibroids. Why?  No one was asking why.

New scientific research shows that a contributing cause to uterine cancer and uterine fibroids in Black women may be the chemical in hair relaxers.  Lawsuits are now being brought by women who used hair relaxer products and developed uterine fibroids.

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