Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit

Hair relaxers have been a staple for many and believed to be safe for decades. However, recent studies have linked the prolonged exposure to the harmful chemicals in hair relaxers to certain types of cancers, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and endometrial cancer. At Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP, our seasoned team of attorneys will guide victims through understanding their rights and will strive relentlessly to secure the maximum awards for their suffering.

Have Hair Relaxers Impacted Your Health?

When you entrust your case to us, you're gaining more than just legal representation; you're becoming part of a family that deeply cares. Our attorneys are well-versed in the intricate laws and regulations surrounding hair relaxer-related injuries, and continually update themselves with the latest developments in this specific litigation. We are not just here to represent you; we are here to stand by you, armed with knowledge and commitment, every step of the way.

Fill out the form or call 212-553-9205 for a free, confidential consultation to see if you qualify. We only get paid if you win.

Brief History of the Lawsuit

For years, many unknowingly trusted hair relaxers, only to discover the potential risks later. Here's a brief look into the journey for justice:

  • 1970s-2000s: Widespread use of hair relaxers, especially among African American communities.
  • 2010s: First wave of concern arises from various studies.
  • 2021: A study found that women who used chemical hair relaxers are more than twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer.
  • 2022: A study found that women who used chemical hair relaxers are nearly three times more likely to develop uterine or endometrial cancer.
  • 2022: The first lawsuits are filed.
  • 2023: A Multi-District Litigation (MDL) is established to manage lawsuits from all over the country.

Studies Linking Hair Relaxers to Cancer

The truth is unfolding. Recent findings show links between hair relaxers and certain cancers:

  • Uterine & Endometrial Cancers: Nearly three times increase in risk for long-term users.
  • Ovarian Cancer: More than two times increase risk for long-term users.

Note: For a comprehensive look at these studies, click here.

Our Clients Find Hope & Justice With Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP

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Client Testimonials:

Gregory J. Cannata & Associates went above and beyond representing me and reassured me every step of the way. Madeline and Joanna basically held my hand, (virtually)! as I had never worked with a law firm in a case like this before. They were above board on all levels. Their integrity unmatched. Thank you all for successfully handling this most sensitive case.

– Carla G.

This firm was the best referral ever and It was a positive experience from the first day. I was highly confident in this firm and with my attorney Alison Cannata Hendele who handle the case with professionalism and compassion. This firm worked diligent even through Covid. She kept me informed every step of the way. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who wants to be represented properly. I trusted this firm enough that I did not need to contact them for any updates. This firm goes above and beyond their scope of employment. I would rate them 10 stars if it was available.


Within a few minutes of our consultation I knew I had brought my case to the right law firm. Mine was a complicated, one of a kind case that was handled masterfully. The knowledge and work ethic exhibited by Cannata and Associates, namely Greg and Alison, impressed me from the very beginning through to the successful completion of my case. You could not find a better law firm to represent you.

– Albert G.

Excellent firm! Extremely knowledgeable about the law. Great communication - always kept me informed of the progress of my case and what was going on. Very satisfied with the outcome and thankful of all their efforts to handle such a difficult case.
Highly recommend.

- John J.

The Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Progress

Seeking justice shouldn't be complex. Here's how legal strides are simplifying the process for victims:

What is an MDL?: A unified approach to handle numerous cases against common defendants.
Significance of a Short Form Complaint: A streamlined form, reducing paperwork and expediting justice.
Current Status: Progressing steadily with the collective strength of victims.

Why Choose CHC?

At Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP, you are more than just a case. We are your allies, every step of the way.

  • Prompt Communication: We value your voice, ensuring no call goes unanswered.
  • Personalized Approach: Every story is unique, and so is our approach.
  • Transparent Expectations: No false promises. We set realistic, achievable goals.
  • Unyielding Advocacy: We fight tirelessly, ensuring you get the justice you deserve.

How We Can Help

The repercussions and injuries of using harmful hair relaxers can be deeply harmful. Victims may face severe health complications, mounting medical expenses, lost wages or earning potential, immeasurable emotional anguish, and even death. Given the severity of the injuries, lawsuits arising from these cases are intensely contested. Manufacturers and other responsible parties resort to exhaustive defense strategies, making aggressive representation vital.

At Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP our approach is meticulous and holistic. We evaluate each case for every potential defendant and cause of action. Collaborating with medical professionals, we gain a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ injuries from these products. Our aim is always to maximize compensation and ensure all culpable entities are held accountable. Our legacy of success stands as a testament to our commitment.

Choosing Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP means aligning with a team dedicated to offering exceptional, personalized legal representation you can depend on. We are unwavering in our mission to deliver favorable outcomes and make those at fault answerable for their actions. If you or someone you cherish has been adversely affected by hair relaxers, reach out to us online or call 212-553-9205 for a free, confidential consultation.