Our defective drug lawsuit lawyers are investigating cases for patients who have suffered permanent hair loss from Taxotere. We assist people and their families in pursuing claims for compensation. Often, these cases result in substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our clients.
Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug that is used to treat certain types of cancer. Most notably, the drug is often prescribed as treatment for women with breast cancer. Taxotere is administered intravenously during chemotherapy sessions that generally last one hour. These sessions take place every three weeks in most cases, until the cancer is removed or contained. Unfortunately, reports have indicated that Taxotere may be causing a condition known as alopecia.
Alopecia is a form of hair loss that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles. Usually, alopecia is temporary, however, patients who have been prescribed Taxotere treatment have reported that the alopecia is permanent, and they are no longer able to grow hair even years after the chemotherapy is completed and the cancer is gone.
Illinois Taxotere Lawsuits
A recently filed lawsuit states that the manufacturer of the medication did not disclose the potential side-effect properly to patients and physicians. Specifically, the lawsuit claim points to another drug Taxol, that would have been prescribed had medical professionals been aware of the potential consequences of Taxotere. More lawsuits are expected to be filed in the coming months. These lawsuits will seek compensation for medical bills, physical and psychological damages, and more. Settlements in Taxotere cases are expected to be substantial. Because there are specific time deadlines for filing these types of lawsuits in each state, it is important you contact an attorney as soon as possible. If you miss your deadline, you will be unable to pursue a claim.
State of Illinois Statute of Limitations
The State of Illinois has strict time deadlines, known as “statute of limitations”, for filing lawsuits so it is important to contact our office today so that you will not miss a deadline.
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