Another woman sues hair care company for costs of hats and wigs following hair loss

Catherine Melancon Oct. 10, 2012, 5:50am

Vergie L. Riley

BATON ROUGE – A second Baton Rouge woman has filed suit against a hair care company after her hair allegedly fell out after using one of its products.

Chermicka Brown filed suit against Dr. Miracle's, Inc., Zurich American Insurance Company, Raani Corporation, the Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insurance Company, BMC 1092, Inc. and Solab, Inc. in the 19th Judicial Court on Aug. 14.

The plaintiff claims that on Aug. 20, 2011, she purchased a hair product manufactured by Dr. Miracle's, Inc. from Sally Beauty Supply located at 5874 Main St. in Zachary, La.

She alleges that approximately one to two weeks after using the product, her hair began to fall out and she suffered burns to her head and scalp. Brown asserts that the product did not have appropriate warnings and that she did not contribute to the injuries herself.

The defendants are accused of failing to disclose warning and hazards of the hair product, failing to use reasonable care to keep product safe and hazardous-free, failing to warn of potential hair loss and burns, allowing a potentially dangerous product to remain on shelves for purchase and selling a product that caused plaintiff's hair to fall out.

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

Brown is represented by Vergie L. Riley of Murphy Law Firm.

The lawsuit mirrors another case also filed by Riley alleging the same damages against Dr. Miracle's on July 31.

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

Case no. 614613.

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