Woman who claims hair product made her hair fall out sues for cost of wigs

Catherine Melancon Sep. 21, 2012, 9:55am

Vergie L. Riley

BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge woman is suing a hair care corporation after on of their products allegedly made her hair fall out.

Deloris Thompson filed suit against Dr. Miracle's Inc., Zurich American Insurance Co., Raani Corp. and the Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insurance Co. in the 19th Judicial Court on July 31.

Thompson claims she purchased Dr. Miracle's hair care product at Jim's Hair Crown in East Baton Rouge Parish on Sep. 10, 2011, and used the product on the same day.

The plaintiff alleges two to four weeks after using the hair care product she suffered burns to her hair and scalp and her hair began to fall out. Thompson asserts that the product did not have appropriate warnings and that she in no way contributed to the injuries.

The defendant is accused of failing to keep product free of hazards, failing to warn of potential allergic reactions, failing to warn of potential hair loss and burns, failing to remove the product from the public after knowledge its alleged hazards and selling a product that caused the plaintiff's hair to fall out.

An unspecified amount in damage is sought for pain and suffering, mental pain and anguish, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of society and costs of wigs and hats to cover and protect her head and scalp.

Thompson is represented by Vergie L. Riley of Murphy Law Firm in Baton Rouge.

The case has been assigned to Division I Judge R. Michael Caldwell.

Case no. 614253

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