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Taxotere Linked to Permanent Hair Loss In Breast Cancer Patients

If a diagnosis for breast cancer isn’t bad enough, imagine recovering from this deadly disease only to findTaxotere Lawsuits out that the drug used to treat the cancer has caused permanent hair loss. This is becoming a more common scenario for many breast cancer survivors, thanks to the popular chemotherapy drug, Taxotere, made by Sanofi-Aventis. Victims of Taxotere permanent alopecia can seek legal recourse by filing a Taxotere lawsuits. Our mass tort attorneys are currently investigating Taxotere lawsuits in all states and Washington D.C.

What Is Taxotere?

Originally approved by the FDA in 1996, Taxotere, also known as Docetaxel, is a synthetic chemotherapy drug used to treat a variety of cancers. Since 2005, Taxotere has become one of the most popular options for the treatment of breast cancer, with up to 75% of women receiving the drug as part of their treatment. Taxotere has been found to extend the survival rate for many breast cancer patients.

Taxotere works like many other chemotherapy drugs, stopping cell division and multiplication throughout the body. This damages cancer cells, preventing them from replicating and continuing to spread.

What Are The Risks Of Taking Taxotere?

While hair loss is a common side effect of many chemotherapy drugs, Taxotere has been linked to permanent hair loss, meaning that hair never grows back even after chemotherapy treatment is complete. Hair loss occurs all over the body including eyelashes, eyebrows and pubic hair. Sanofi-Aventis, the makers of Taxotere, funded a study which showed that 9.2% of patients suffered hair loss that lasted 10 years or longer.

Taxotere is sold in more than 90 countries. Sanofi-Aventis currently owns a 30-40% share of the market with an average of $3 billion in sales per year.

Prior to the introduction of Taxotere, Taxol, an all-natural chemical compound had been the drug of choice for breast cancer treatment. There have been no comprehensive studies showing that Taxotere and Docetaxel are more effective than Taxol.

What’s even worse is that the drug companies marketing Taxotere in the U.S. failed to warn U.S. consumers about the risks, despite the fact that warnings were given to European patients about the potential for permanent hair loss associated with Taxotere. Similar warnings were never issued in the United States.

The drug label was finally revised to include permanent “alopecia” on 12/11/15. See the FDA link for more information.

What You Can Do Now

If you’ve suffered permanent hair loss from the use of Taxotere or Docetaxel, you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Being able to file a Taxotere lawsuit is contingent on several factors.

We are looking for women who:

  • Had a diagnosis of Stage 1, 2 or 3 breast cancer or Stage 3 that has not metastasized
  • Cancer is in remission
  • Were treated with Taxotere or Docetaxel or the generic made by Winthrop Inc.
  • Have had permanent hair loss diagnosed by a dermatologist or doctor – this can include a Ben Franklin look or some wisps of hair growing back, patchy, light fuzz or totally bald
  • Hair loss that has persisted more than six months after stopping chemotherapy

Taxotere Lawsuits

There are several pending Taxotere lawsuits involving Taxotere and its link to permanent hair loss in breast cancer survivors. The Taxotere lawsuits allege a failure to warn consumers of the risks for permanent alopecia, also known as hair loss. The lawsuits also claim that Sanofi-Aventis, the maker of Taxotere, not only knew of the risks, but concealed those risks from the public.

Taxotere lawsuits can be filed by our attorneys no matter what state you live in or what state you were prescribed Taxotere. We currently have pending Taxotere lawsuits in areas such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, El Paso, San Antonio, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Miami, Jacksonville, New York, New York, Albany, Hempstead and Buffalo.


Helping The Injured has been helping consumers find credible law firms that handle specific case areas for over 25 years. The attorneys we work with have a documented track record in understanding these drugs and the injuries associated with them. These attorneys work on a contingency basis, so there’s no cost to you!

Regardless of where you were administered Taxotere our team of Taxotere lawsuit attorneys can help as they serve all 50 states and Washington D.C. including: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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