Taxtore Lawsuits Snowball As More Women Come Forth With Permanent Hair Loss
Well over 10,000 women who have survived breast cancer have come forward and filed Taxotere lawsuits claiming that the chemotherapy drug caused them to suffer permanent hair loss despite assurances by the manufacturer that their hair would grow back.
Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC and other manufacturers for years knew about this and other side effects after failing to adequately test Taxotere and then failed to warn doctors and patients, according to these lawsuits.
If you or a loved one suffered permanent loss of hair or other debilitating side effects from the use of Taxotere to treat breast cancer there is still time to contact the national network of specialized attorneys at Injury Help Desk to file your Taxotere lawsuit.
Be aware that there are legal time limits involved that could affect your right to collect compensation that may be available for loss of hair, pain and suffering and other damages so please contact injuryhelpdesk as soon as possible for your free consultation about your legal rights.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Taxotere (docetaxel) as a chemotherapy drug in 1996 to allow doctors to treat breast cancer and some other cancers.
The medication works by disrupting cell division to halt the growth and reproduction of deadly cancer cells and was marketed by promising that hair lost during chemotherapy would return. Sales of the drug climbed into the billions of dollars.
However, thousands of women found otherwise and independent studies fueled such concerns and numerous adverse reports to the FDA caused the agency in 2015 to warn of the actual potential for permanent hair loss. A National Cancer Research Institute study, for example, found that up to 15 percent of Taxotere
Sanofi-Aventis was directed to update its warning materials on the medication to reflect the danger of permanent hair loss.
MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS REPORTED FROM TAXOTERE TREATMENT
- Bone, muscle or joint pain
- Fatigue and weakness
- Fluid retention causing weight gain, swelling of the ankles or abdominal area
- Flu-like symptoms
- Low red blood cell count
- Low white blood cell count
- Mouth or throat sores
- Nail color changes
- Peripheral neuropathy (numbness in your fingers and toes)
- Permanent loss of hair
- Taste changes
Interestingly, while these thousands of women of women are claiming deceit and deception by the makers of Taxotere, there was a separate “whistleblower” lawsuit filed by a former salesperson for the company making damning allegations.
According to that lawsuit Taxotere was “illegally marketed” and the manufacturer employed a system of financial kickbacks with doctors in an overly aggressive marketing campaign to influence the doctors to prescribe the medication.
These and other allegations are being analyzed by our national network of attorneys at Injury Help Desk , where free consultations are now available to inform you of your legal rights to compensation in a Taxotere lawsuit.