Taxotere Chemotherapy Hair Loss Lawsuits
Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug that is often prescribed to adult men and women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, advanced-stage stomach cancer, metastatic prostate cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and various forms of head and neck cancer.
Temporary hair loss is a well-known, common side effect associated with most chemotherapy drugs and procedures. However, patients across the United States who have been prescribed Taxotere have found that the drug sometimes leads to more severe complications and side effects than they were warned about.
Taxotere Injuries and Complications
Many patients are reporting that they have suffered from alopecia, or permanent hair loss, after taking Taxotere, adding that they were never warned about the possibility of permanent hair loss. Experts have maintained that if patients were aware of the risk for permanent hair loss, they would have likely chosen an alternative chemotherapy drug that does not lead to permanent hair loss.
In addition to alopecia, other side effects associated with Taxotere include joint and muscle pain, diarrhea, fatigue, infections, significant swelling and weight gain, low white or red blood cell counts, sores in the mouth or throat, changes in taste, and numbness. The severity of these side effects varies depending upon the patient, drug regimen, and other factors.
Claimants allege that Sanofi-Aventis, the company which manufactures and distributes Taxotere, failed to disclose the risks of alopecia and other serious side effects to the FDA, doctors, and consumers which might be affected by the dangerous drug. Making matters worse is that there are no known antidotes to reverse the permanency of alopecia, so patients are left with the emotional and mental anguish for the rest of their lives.
Who Can File a Taxotere Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has suffered from alopecia or any of the above-mentioned side effects after taking Taxotere, it may be in your best interests to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Our firm has represented victims of negligence for more than 20 years and we have successfully resolved countless claims against manufacturers of dangerous drugs and medical devices.
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