Taxotere Hair Loss Lawyer
The breast cancer chemotherapy drug Taxotere has now been linked to disturbing cases of permanent hair loss (permanent alopecia).
If you or a loved one have taken Taxotere as part of your chemotherapy and experienced alopecia, the hair loss could be permanent. An unexpected—and devastating—development for the many women who were treated with Taxotere.
The Impact of Taxotere’s Unwelcome Side Effects
Taxotere hair loss victims report a decreased quality of life, including all of the following:
- Diminished personal and professional relationships
- Loss of self-esteem
- Uncomfortable social life
The decrease in quality of life can even lead to emotional disorders such as depression.
Whether the person going through the chemotherapy and subsequent hair loss is yourself, your daughter, your wife, or your mother, the damage done is certain to affect everyone in your family.
Taxotere’s Manufacturer Is Liable
Thousands of American women are saved from cancer by the chemotherapy process and look forward to the return of their hair in all of its natural beauty and fullness.
But if you or your loved one took the drug Taxotere, that hair may never grow back.
The manufacturer of Taxotere, Sanofi-Aventis, is at fault for failing to warn doctors and potential patients about the risk of permanent hair loss from taking the drug. According to shocking FDA findings, prior to December 2015, the Sanofi-Aventis label on Taxotere vaguely read “hair generally grows back” even though studies from 2005 suggested that as many as 10 percent of patients treated with Taxotere had suffered permanent alopecia.
That’s ten years of patients and their doctors using a drug with no knowledge of the possible side effect of permanent hair loss associated with taking Taxotere.
Contact a Capable Taxotere Hair Loss Lawyer
At Craig Swapp & Associates, we are committed to getting you a fair settlement for your emotional suffering from permanent hair loss due to the use of Taxotere. Contact us by calling our experienced Taxotere lawyers at 1-800-404-9000, or tell us about your experience by filling out our online contact form.
What Is Taxotere?
Taxotere (docetaxel) is a chemotherapy drug manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis. The drug is administered intravenously, designed to target cancerous cells during mitosis (cell division), and attacks cancerous cells during various stages of this division. The drug is intended to stop the cancer from multiplying and causing greater damage to the patient.
Originally marketed as stronger than its rival, Taxol, the maker of Taxotere faced an FDA warning after studies showed no substantial evidence to support that claim. The FDA followed up with a demand that the manufacturer update their label to disclose the possibility of permanent hair loss, but the change didn’t happen until late 2015.
The reality of the situation is that many women could have been spared the devastating emotional pain caused by permanent alopecia by choosing an equally effective, alternate chemotherapy drug like Taxol, but they didn’t because Sanofi-Aventis failed to apply the necessary labeling to Taxotere.
A Responsibility of the Drug’s Manufacturer
Sanofi-Aventis had a duty to inform its customers of the risks of taking Taxotere. Because they failed to do so, many women will now have to contend with permanent hair loss for the rest of their lives.
If this is your situation, Taxotere’s manufacturer owes you monetary compensation for what you’ve endured. Don’t allow them to get away with their negligence and disregard for their customer’s wellbeing.
Help from an Experienced Taxotere Lawyer
If you have questions about Taxotere and its troubling side effect of permanent hair loss, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the experienced Taxotere attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates. Explain your story on our online contact form, or call us at 1-800-404-9000.
Have You or a Loved One Taken Taxotere and Suffered Permanent Hair Loss (Permanent Alopecia)?
If so, you deserve financial compensation for any financial losses or noneconomic damages you have suffered as a result. For example, you should be compensated for all of the following:
- Your emotional suffering
- The negligent behavior of the drug manufacturer
- Any medical bills the permanent alopecia has caused
Going up against a large drug manufacturer won’t be easy, as they’ll have a team of corporate lawyers to protect their interests. With that in mind, you’ll need an experienced Taxotere attorney to get you the financial compensation you deserve.
How We Can Help You Receive Compensation
After you tell us about your story, struggles, and hardships, our experienced pharmaceutical drug attorney will carefully assess your case and inform you of our legal conclusions.
At that point, we’ll begin the detailed process of gathering information and evidence on your behalf. This includes prescription and doctor records, your medical costs, and the emotional suffering from the permanent alopecia, including the following:
- Decreased self-image
- Damage done to professional and personal relationships
- Coping with the normally temporary—but now permanent—chemotherapy side effect of alopecia
We’ll Handle the Details
Our experienced product liability attorneys will take the legal steps necessary to settle with the responsible pharmaceutical company for the fair and full value of your case. You only pay a fee for our legal services if we succeed at winning you compensation.
You deserve to have the damages you’ve suffered from taking Taxotere paid for.
We want to help you.
Contact a Qualified Product Liability Lawyer
Call us now for a free consultation at 1-800-404-9000, or reach out to us about your case through our online contact form. With just one call, Craig Swapp & Associates can get you back on the path to financial peace of mind.