Taxotere® Lawsuit Attorneys
Are you suffering from permanent hair loss after taking Taxotere during chemotherapy? If so, you may be entitled to compensation.
The last thing cancer survivors should have to worry about is getting their hair back. Unfortunately, that’s the reality some people face after taking Taxotere while battling different types of cancer.
At The Eichholz Law Firm, our skilled lawyers work hard to get our clients’ lives back on track by going after negligent drug companies who fail to warn consumers of potential risks. Whether you want justice for yourself or a loved one, we want to hear from you. Give us a call at 1 (866) 947-7449 to receive a free consultation of your case.
We’re always ready to fight for you.
What Is Taxotere?
Taxotere is considered an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug, which is also known as an antineoplastic or cytotoxic. It is commonly used in the treatment of breast cancer, advanced stomach cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, head and neck cancer, and prostate cancer.
Taxotere, a member of the drug class called taxanes, is administered intravenously through the vein in a hospital and inhibits a cancer cell’s ability to divide and replicate itself. That ultimately leads to the cell’s death.
Taxotere and the Risk of Hair Loss
Taxotere is an important drug that has helped countless people overcome breast cancer and lung cancer. But, as with most chemotherapy drugs, side effects are not unusual. Common Taxotere side effects include fluid retention, nausea, fatigue, and temporary hair loss.
However, there’s mounting evidence that more and more people are suffering from permanent hair loss after taking Taxotere. Sanofi-Aventis, the pharmaceutical company behind Taxotere, refuses to disclose just how many people have become permanently bald as a result of the chemotherapy drug.
A small study found that the number of patients suffering from permanent hair loss can be as high as 6.3%. A 6.3% occurrence is enough to warrant some warning from the drug’s manufacturer.
Failure to Warn of Taxotere’s Permanent Hair Loss
Lawsuits regarding Taxotere have focused primarily around Sanofi-Aventis’ failure to warn its patients of the possibility of permanent hair loss. In fact, Taxotere’s official prescribing information sheet about the relevant side effects once stated that hair will grow back. Here’s what it read:
“Loss of hair occurs in most patients taking Taxotere (including the hair on your head, underarm hair, pubic hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes). Hair loss will begin after the first few treatments and varies from patient to patient. Once you have completed all your treatments, hair generally grows back.”
This information flies in the face of facts. In December 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its safety labeling of Taxotere to note that “cases of permanent alopecia have been reported” after usage.
Do I Have a Taxotere Lawsuit?
At this point in the legal process, no settlements have occurred against Sanofi-Aventis for its failure to warn of possible permanent hair loss when taking Taxotere. That does not mean you have no recourse.
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with alopecia after taking Taxotere during chemotherapy treatment for cancer, you may have a case. Hair growth should begin 4 to 6 weeks after chemotherapy treatment, but if it never grows back, you deserve compensation.
Why Choose Us For Your Taxotere Lawsuit
At The Eichholz Law Firm, we understand just how painful and traumatic it can be for our clients who suffer from adverse side effects. When compounded with battling a life-threatening disease like cancer, the stress can be overwhelming.
Our skilled attorneys have experience taking on big pharmaceutical companies for dangerous drugs like Yasmin and Paxil. We will use that experience to get victims of Taxotere the compensation and peace of mind they deserve.
Contact us today for a free consultation of your case with no strings attached. It’s time to get justice on your side.