Taxotere Chemotherapy Injury Attorneys
Have you or a loved one suffered permanent baldness or bodily injury after taking Taxotere? Contact our mass tort law office today to discuss your claim. Depending on the nature of your damages, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Miami, Florida Taxotere chemotherapy injury attorneys to learn more about what to do if you have been injured due to the drug Taxotere.
What is Taxotere?
Taxotere is a commonly prescribed chemotherapy medication used in the treatment of various forms of cancer. It is primarily used in women with stage 1 or 2 breast cancer. The drug is made by Sanofi SA. It is primarily used to treat breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer, and metastatic prostate cancer. It is administered intravenously through a vein and is a member of a family of drugs called taxanes. The drug works by interfering with the a cells microtubule. Taxotere is actually an anti-microtubule.
Hair loss during chemotherapy is common no matter what chemo regimen you are prescribed. This is due to the drugs inability to differentiate between a healthy cell and cancer cell. However, most women who used Taxotere were unaware of the permanent hair loss is caused. Sanofi has warned consumers in many European countries about the permanent hair loss, but has delayed doing so in the U.S.
Taxotere Side Effects
Several studies have been conducted which suggest a direct link between the use of Taxotere and the development of permanent hair loss (alopecia). Alopecia is a potential side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The condition may occur at any location of the body. Alopecia causes hair to become thin and dryer. There are three main types of Alopecia:
- Alopecia Areata
- Alopecia Totalis
- Alopecia Universalis
Alopecia Areata is the most common form of the disease. It consists of round smooth patches of hair loss. Alopecia Totalis occurs when there is total loss of hair on the scalp. Alopecia Universalis is the rarest form of hair loss. It consists total body hair loss. This type of alopecia occurs in approximately 10% of female Taxotere recipients.
In addition to hair loss, Taxotere side effects also include the following:
- Loss of appetite
- Excessive tearing
Taxotere Lawsuits & How Our Taxotere Alopecia Lawyers Can Help
Several plaintiffs have filed claims against Taxotere manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis. Claims center around the company’s failure to warn patients of the high risk of permanent hair loss that is associated with ingesting the drug. The claim states that if plaintiffs would have been better notified of the hair loss side effects, they would have sought out an alternative treatment.
In 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the warning label for Taxotere to include the risk of permanent hair loss.
FDA warning: Cases of permanent alopecia have been reported.
Several claimants suffer from loss of quality of life due to permanent hair loss.
Contact Our Taxotere Chemotherapy Injury Attorneys
We invite you to contact our Sacramento, California Taxotere chemotherapy injury attorneys to discuss your Taxotere personal injury claim. To date, no Taxotere mass tort class has been certified. Claimants are filing separate claims. Our Pennsylvania chemotherapy medication lawsuit lawyers are currently accepting Taxotere cases. If you have been diagnosed with permanent hair loss, or alopecia, after taking Taxotere, contact our Taxotere lawsuit law office for a consultation. We can provide you with legal guidance and advice on how to best proceed in obtaining the compensation you deserve for your injury.
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