Hair Straightener/Relaxer Lawsuit

In the Southern District of Georgia, the first hair relaxer lawsuit involving injuries other than uterine
cancer has just been filed. The plaintiff claims that after regularly using hair relaxer products since she
was just six years old, she eventually developed uterine fibroids at age 22. Her uterine fibroids caused
extreme pain, and she underwent surgery to remove them in 2011. The uterine fibroids occurred again
just eight years later.

According to the lawsuit, Gamble’s usage of hair relaxers made by the defendants led to the develop-
ment of uterine fibroids. It lists L’Oreal and several other cosmetic businesses as defendants.

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