Taxotere Lawsuit Lawyers California, New York
One of the side effects, and by far the most devastating side effect, of taking Taxotere for breast cancer, is permanent alopecia. This is also referred to as Taxotere Alopecia. If you have been administered Taxotere for Stage 1 or Stage 2 breast cancer and have suffered this awful adverse effect you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Getting in touch with a skilled mass tort attorney handling Taxotere alopecia injury claims is a wise move.
Contact our team of Miami Florida Taxotere lawsuit lawyers today to discuss your case. They serve the entire country including Atlanta, Birmingham, Brooklyn, Chester, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Fargo, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Memphis, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington and Washington D.C.
What is Taxotere?
Sanofi SA manufactures Taxotere. Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug used to treat the following types of cancer:
- Breast cancer
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Advanced stomach cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Metastatic prostate cancer
The drug is administered intravenously through a vein and reduces the growth and spread of cancerous cells. It interferes with the cancer cell’s ability to divide. Taxotere is also used to treat advanced stage breast cancer that is not responding to other drugs, advanced stage breast cancer that has spread to other areas of the breast or body after treatment with standard chemotherapy medicines, and early stage breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes after surgery.
Common Taxotere side effects include the following:
- Low white blood cell count
- Fluid retention
- Bone or joint pain
Premedication is used before administering Taxotere in order to reduce fluid retention and allergic reactions. If you experience any of the above mentioned side effects after taking Taxotere, seek immediate medical assistance. You may be entitled to compensation depending on the nature of your injury.
Taxotere Hair Loss Studies
Temporary hair loss is a common side effect of many chemotherapy treatments. However, Taxotere
Patients have experienced permanent alopecia that does not respond to hair regrowth therapies.
Several studies have been conducted suggesting a link between permanent hair loss and the use of Taxotere. The American Journal of Dermatopathology published a study citing chemotherapy drugs that contain taxanes could contribute to the development of permanent hair loss and baldness. A study published in Annals of Oncology determined that Taxotere is associated with an increased risk of hair loss.
Florida Injury Attorneys Handling Taxotere Lawsuits
Taxotere has been linked to permanent hair loss in women. Women have suffered from permanent hair loss and baldness after receiving Taxotere. In December 2015, the Food and Drug Administration updated Taxotere’s safety information to include permanent alopecia as a drug side effect.
Lawsuits against Taxotere manufacturer Sanofi allege that the company knew the drug caused permanent baldness and failed to appropriately warn consumers. Lawsuits also allege that Sanofi encouraged doctors to use Taxotere despite its risk. Women suffering from permanent baldness often experience emotional anguish and anxiety. It you have experienced pain and suffering from permanent hair loss and baldness after taking Taxotere, contact our injury lawyer for a consultation.
Cases are being filed across the U.S. for permanent alopecia damages resulting from Taxotere.
As of July 22, 2016, lawyers for two plaintiffs asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to send Taxotere cases to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. To date, no MDL has been officially established (it is highly likely one will be established soon).
California civil procedure statute of limitations govern the amount of time a person has to file a claim for damages against Sanofi. If a person does not file his/her case in time, he/she will be permanently barred from recovering damages. Do not delay in contacting our Philadelphia Pennsylvania Taxotere lawsuit lawyers. Doing so could impact your claim for damages.
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