If a chemotherapy drug caused you permanent hair loss, it’s going to be difficult to feel normal again, and you deserve compensation for that. Hire a Boise Taxotere attorney to get you what you’re owed.

Taxotere, known generically as docetaxel, is a drug commonly used in chemotherapy for patients with cancer. The manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis, is being held accountable for some patients’ permanent hair loss. These patients have triumphed over their cancers only to realize that hair growth is now impossible.

If you’ve experienced permanent hair loss after taking Taxotere, you deserve to be compensated for your many expenses and unforeseen costs, as well as your suffering. Contact a Boise Taxotere lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates so we can examine your case and help you decide the best course to take in your personal injury lawsuit.

Taxotere Controversies

Hair loss, a condition known as alopecia, is a side effect of many chemotherapy drugs, and most cancer fighters take comfort in the knowledge that, when they beat this foe, they can go right back to growing hair again. But some who were prescribed Taxotere have found that impossible.

The main complaint is that doctors and their patients were not made aware of the possibility of permanent hair loss. If they had been, they would have prescribed a safer drug that’s similarly effective.

Sanofi-Aventis neglected to provide alopecia warnings about Taxotere in the United States but included warnings in Canada and Europe. This suggests that the company knew about the dangers but neglected to adequately warn the patient or provider about this long-term side effect.

Who’s Affected?

Anyone who took Taxotere as part of a chemotherapy treatment, was diagnosed with permanent alopecia, and suffered losses due to their hair loss is eligible to file a lawsuit, but your Boise Taxotere attorney will be able to make sure you qualify.

Many lawsuits have already been filed against Taxotere’s manufacturer. These lawsuits claim that Sanofi-Aventis:

  • Knew or should have known about possible alopecia
  • Failed to provide adequate warnings to customers
  • Failed to thoroughly test for risks
  • Designed, manufactured, and marketed Taxotere negligently
  • Marketed and distributed a defective, dangerous medication
  • Created a drug that was dangerous even when used as intended
  • Caused permanent alopecia as a result of the company’s negligence


Victims of Sanofi-Aventis’ failures to test and inform face many monetary losses, but there are also psychological and emotional damages. Your Boise defective drug attorney will work with all your doctors and therapists to determine the extent of your hardships so we’ll know the value of your claim.

You may be able to seek compensation for the following damages

  • Immediate and future medical, psychological, and therapy treatment costs
  • Current and future loss of income
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering

Speak with a Taxotere Lawyer

If you’re dealing with permanent hair loss after taking Taxotere, a Boise Taxotere lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you get the compensation you deserve for your hardships. Give us a call at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the online contact form below.