Taxotere Lawsuits For Permanent Hair Loss
Our defective drug lawyers are investigating cases involving Taxotere (Docetaxel), a chemotherapy medication that is used for the treatment of many different types of cancer. Cancers that are treated with Taxotere include breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer, and metastatic prostate cancer. The drug is administered intravenously, usually for about an hour every three weeks for patients suffering from these forms of cancer. Unfortunately, there have been reports of alopecia in some female patients, a form of permanent hair loss.
There are nearly 3 million women in the United States with a history of breast cancer. Many of these woman were prescribed Taxotere in an attempt to prevent the cancer cells from dividing and spreading to other areas of the body. As a result, there have been numerous reports of alopecia, or permanent hair loss. Alopecia occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, causing the hair not to grow. This condition is usually temporary, however, there is an indication that alopecia caused from Taxotere treatment is permanent.
A study conducted in 2013 by the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) found that permanent hair loss was a side-effect in 10-15% of patients who were prescribed the cancer treatment medication. This is a staggering number.
Taxotere has a number of side-effects, these include:
- Joint & muscle pain
- Weakness & fatigue
- Swelling of the ankles and abdominal regions
- Anemia (low red blood cell count)
- Mouth sores
- Fingernail discoloration
- Peripheral neuropathy (numbness in extremities)
Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits
A recent lawsuit has been filed against Taxotere manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis alleging that the company failed to warn patients and doctors about the increased risks of permanent hair loss. If this side-effect had been disclosed, the lawsuit alleges, physicians would have prescribed different chemotherapy drugs that did not produce this adverse effect. In fact, the lawsuit specifically alleges that had the risks been known aboout Taxotere, doctors would have instead prescribed Taxol, another drug that does not cause permanent loss of hair.
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Our Taxotere attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by by the use of Taxotere. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for permanent hair loss. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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Frequently Asked Question About Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits
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Taxotere hair loss lawsuits are being filed for women who have suffered from complications stemming from this chemotherapy drug. Taxotere is a medication used to treat some forms of cancer that is administered intravenously to the patient during chemotherapy sessions. Usually, this drug is used once every three weeks on the patient. Recently, there have been reports regarding the [read more]
Taxotere lawsuits are being filed throughout the United States against the drug manufacturer. Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug used to treat certain types of cancer. In particular, women with breast cancer are often prescribed this treatment. The drug is administered intravenously during chemotherapy sessions, usually occurring once every three weeks until the cancer has been eradicated. [read more]
Taxotere is a chemotherapy medication that is used to treat certain types of cancer. The drug is administered intravenously through multiple sessions of chemotherapy, usually occurring once every three weeks. Although the drug has been successful in helping reduce the spread of cancer in many patients, there have been reports of adverse effects from the [read more]
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