Taxotere Lawsuit Attorney in Orlando
Have You Suffered Permanent Hair Loss After Taking Taxotere®?
Many women who undergo chemotherapy treatment for cancer are prescribed
the drug Taxotere® (generic: docetaxel), a medication which impedes
the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Most commonly used
to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, and head/neck cancer,
the once hailed “wonder drug” has been linked with chemotherapy-induced
alopecia (CIA), or permanent hair loss. Hair may fall out entirely, gradually,
or in sections. While this side effect is usually temporary with other
medications, many patients treated with Taxotere have found the condition
to be permanent.
Taxotere May Cause Permanent Hair Loss
Between 10 and 15 percent of cancer patients who have taken Taxotere experience
permanent hair loss after treatment. Out of 2.8 million women, 75 percent
of whom have taken this drug, there are thousands of women suffering from
a loss of self-esteem and quality of life associated with forever losing
their hair. Hair loss is not just about physical appearance – for
many women, this can be a deep emotional challenge, and a lasting reminder
of their battle with cancer.
There is evidence to suggest that Sanofi Aventis, the sole drug company
that has produced Taxotere since 1996,
knew about the risk of permanent hair loss and failed to adequately warn patients and doctors of this risk. This
failure prevented patients from being able to choose from among other
chemotherapy drugs with the same level of effectiveness and without the
risk of permanent baldness. The Maher Law Firm is now reviewing Taxotere
cases and is prepared to represent clients in
lawsuits against the negligent drugmaker.
Accepting Cases Nationwide for Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss
While hair loss may be a small price to pay to save a life, there is no
question that this side effect should have been avoidable, or at the very
least that women should have been warned of the potential risks they faced.
If you or a loved one has experienced permanent hair loss after chemotherapy,
you may be entitled to compensation. The Maher Law Firm stands ready to help.
Our firm has decades of experience handling
defective medical device, and
medical malpractice cases. We know what it takes to achieve the very best results for our
clients and are unyielding in our commitment to seeking justice. Through
our skill and dedication, we have successfully obtained
billions of dollars for injured clients over more than 40 years of practice.
Let us help you hold the maker of Taxotere accountable for their failure
to consider your wellbeing.
Call an Orlando personal injury at (855) 338-0720 for a
free and confidential consultation.