Scientific Studies Linking Cancer to Common Products Cause Sharp Rise in Cancer Lawsuits

Rendering of cancer cellsResearch has shown that many cancers and illnesses are occurring at higher rates now than in the past. A number of other recent scientific tests and studies suggest that household products and other exposures are linked to an increased risk of developing cancer. If you have been diagnosed with cancer or other serious medical conditions in recent years, you might have a cancer lawsuit. Currently, thousands of mass tort lawsuits are pending over Cancer linked to Chemical Hair Relaxers, Cancer linked to PFAs in Fire Fighter Foam, Autism and ADHD linked to Acetaminophen used by pregnant mothers, NEC in Premature Babies linked to Baby Formulas, and Parkinson’s Disease linked to Paraquat. If you have developed one of the qualifying cancers listed below, you may have grounds for a cancer lawsuit.

Cancer Linked to Chemical Hair Relaxers

Manufacturers of popular chemical hair relaxers/straighteners L’Oreal USA Products Inc., Strength of Nature Global, Soft Sheen/Carson Inc., Soft Sheen Carson Inc., Dabur International Ltd, Dabur USA Inc., and Namaste Laboratories, LLC. Are facing thousands of claims from women after studies show that women who frequently use the product are more than 2x as likely to develop uterine cancer than those who do not.  Currently, the team of attorneys we work with are investigating the relationship with the following cancers:

  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Uterine Fibroids.

If you developed one of the above cancers after using the product 4 or more times a year, you can learn more about Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuits here.

Cancer Linked to PFAs in Fire-Fighting Foam

Aqueous Fire-Fighting Foam (AFFF) used to suppress oil, industrial, and other challenging fires contains certain PFAs or “forever chemicals” that have been linked by scientific studies in animals to causing cancer are at the center of this litigation. It has been widely used by firefighters and military personnel to put out fires that don’t respond well to water. If you were exposed to these chemicals as a firefighter or through work around AFFF in industry or on a military base, and you developed cancer, you may have a claim. Studies have suggested that firefighters are as much as 60% more likely to develop cancer than the general population.  The following cancers are being investigated:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Thyroid cancer

Learn more about AFFF cancer lawsuits.

Autism and ADHD Linked to Acetaminophen

Studies have suggested that acetaminophen exposure such as Tylenol use during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of developing neurodevelopmental disorders by 20-30%. Increased risk of developing Autism has been tied to acetaminophen use by expecting mothers in studies as far back as 2013, yet no warning has been included on the box for medical professionals or moms. Manufacturers and distributors are facing legal liability for failure to warn of these known dangers. If your child developed Autism or ADHD and you (the mother) used acetaminophen regularly during pregnancy after having been advised to do so by your doctor, you may qualify for a claim. Learn more about Tylenol Autism Lawsuits.

NEC in Premature Babies Linked to Baby Formulas

Popular Baby Formula Makes Enfamil and Similac are facing thousands of mass tort lawsuits alleging that their cow-based baby formulas, when given to premature babies, increased the risk of those babies developing Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)—a potentially serious medical condition. Scientific studies have for years, suggested an increased rate of development of NEC in premies when consuming cow-based baby formulas.  The formulas being investigated include:

  • Similac Special Care 20
  • Similac NeoSure
  • Similac Special Care 24
  • Similac Special Care 30
  • Similac Special Care 24 – High Protein
  • Similac Liquid Protein Fortifier
  • Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier
  • Enfamil NeuroPro EnfaCare
  • Enfamil 24 Cal

Learn more about NEC baby formula lawsuits.

Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Paraquat Herbicide

Makers of a popular herbicide, Paraquat, sold under the brand name Gramoxone, are being sued in a mass tort litigation after studies suggested that exposure to their chemical when it is used within 1600 feet of a home can result in as much as 75% increase in the likelihood of the resident developing Parkinson’s Disease.  People working with Paraquat on farms, manufacturing it in industry, and those just living close to or at locations where Paraquat was regularly used who, in turn, developed Parkinson’s Disease may have a case.  Learn more about Paraquat lawsuits here.


As science and time go on, we learn more and more about how the products and chemicals we use can have adverse effects on humans and animals. If you have suffered from one of the above illnesses after the relevant exposure, we may be able to help you get connected and file a cancer lawsuit or other claim. Call us to learn more at 1-800-298-0111.

Please be aware that the above conditions are not exclusive. Different lawyers may have different criteria including different cancers and/or illnesses that they are investigating.  The above information is meant purely for informational use about the cases we are evaluating and is not intended to be legal advice about your specific case nor an exclusive list of the types of claims other attorneys may be evaluating.