08. February 2017 · Comments Off on Chemo Drug Lawsuits: Taxotere Causes Permanent Hair Loss for Women · Categories: Legal · Tags: ,

One of the sad side effects of chemotherapy to treat cancer is hair loss. And it’s become so abundant that there are now contributions where you can donate hair for wigs for cancer patients. But what if that doesn’t happen?  Taxotere hair loss lawyer has vast experience in representing individuals and families who have been harmed by large corporate entities.

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Tons of new lawsuits are claiming that the chemotherapy drug Taxotere is causing permanent hair loss in female patients, especially those being treated for breast cancer. Here’s what you need to know:

Bald-Faced Lies?

Taxotere is the name brand of drug Docetaxel, which is used to battle breast cancer, gastric cancer, and some types of prostate and lung cancer. The drug works by interfering with cell division, but that contains healthy as well as cancerous cells.

While all chemotherapy drugs come with the threat of side effects, the new lawsuits claim that Sanofi-Aventis, the makers of Taxotere, knew that permanent baldness was one of those risks and failed to warn women and doctors.

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One of those lawsuits alleges that Sanofi-Aventis knew about Taxotere’s increased risk of permanent baldness as early as 2005, based on its own study. The same suits claim the Federal Drug Administration issued a warning letter to the drug’s producer in 2009 citing “false or misleading statements concerning unsubstantiated claims of Taxotere’s superior efficacy.” And yet there was no change to the drug’s label until January of this year.

Legal Liability

Drug manufacturers have a duty to warn consumers about known side effects, and consumers can prosecute pharmaceutical companies if they are injured by those side effects. A company could be held answerable for providing inadequate warnings, inaccurate warnings, or no warnings at all.

These are the most common cause of pharmaceutical company lawsuits, are there are at least 33 lawsuits pending against Sanofi-Aventis based on their failure to warn female patients about the risk of permanent baldness.

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If you’ve suffered permanent baldness, or any other serious injury as the result of taking Taxotere, you should contact a skilled personal injury attorney to review your case. Most are happy to review your case for free.

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