Taxotere Class Action Lawsuit
Taxotere, also known by its generic name of docetaxel, is a drug that is widely used to treat various forms of lung, stomach, prostate, neck, head and breast cancer. The drug is designed to prevent the growth of cancer cells from spreading to other areas of the patient’s body. However, Taxotere has been revealed to cause permanent hair loss in patients, a condition known as alopecia.
The dedicated lawyers at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC are evaluating a possible Taxotere class action lawsuit involving the drug and its connection to alopecia. If you or a loved one has suffered from permanent hair loss after taking Taxotere, contact us immediately for a free evaluation of your claim to see you are able to join a class action lawsuit.
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Permanent Hair Loss Due to Taxotere
Hair loss is a common side-effect in most cancer treatments, however, it is often only temporary and usually lasts between three to six months. Several patients, however, have experienced permanent hair loss after taking Taxotere.
The drug was developed by the pharmaceutical company Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996. Since its release, an increasing number of patients each year report to have suffered irreversible hair loss.
Taxotere has most commonly been used to treat breast cancer. Those who have become victim to the side effects of Taxotere can have prolonged distress from being reminded of the ordeals that they went through and the impression that they will never fully recover.
If you have suffered from permanent hair loss because you were treated with Taxotere, contact our experienced lawyers to determine if you are eligible for filing a Taxotere class action lawsuit. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients who have been permanently affected by dangerous drugs.
Increasing Evidence Against Taxotere
When Taxotere was first approved in 1996, research showed that it was the most advanced and effective drug being used to prevent the spread of cancer. By 1998, the drug was considered by the FDA to be the most commonly used drug by physicians to treat breast cancer. However, it didn’t take much longer for the first reports of damaging side effects, including alopecia, to begin occurring.
Claims filed against Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals allege that the pharmaceutical company did not properly warn physicians or advertise to consumers that Taxotere could possibly cause alopecia.
In 2006, the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center found that more than six percent of breast cancer patients who had been treated with Taxotere suffered from alopecia.
The National Cancer Research Institute found the permanent hair loss rate for patients taking Taxotere to be in between 10 and 15 percent. Participants in the study were supplied with a number of hair restoration remedies, but nothing was able to reverse the damage or promote hair regrowth.
The evidence gathered against Taxotere increases with each published study that is released. Suffering from alopecia after being treated with Taxotere is not an isolated incident. There are others who have been subjected to permanent side effects from this drug and have joined together to bring the fight to the makers of Taxotere.
We understand the trying time you or a loved one might be going through and are here to help. Filing a Taxotere class action lawsuit will hold the makers of this damaging drug accountable for causing harm to innocent consumers.
Contact Our Taxotere Class Action Lawyers
The number of people speaking out against Taxotere is growing every day. Drug manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to provide you with accurate information that details when a drug is unsafe or causes permanent side effects.
Our committed legal team at JJS is experienced in handling defective drug cases like the Taxotere class action lawsuit. We will provide you with a free consultation to determine if you are able to join the lawsuit against Taxotere and which legal options you have.