Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug that may cause permanent hair loss (alopecia) in patients. The creators of Taxotere, Sanofi-Aventis Inc., may have failed to warn physicians and consumers of the known risk of alopecia when taking Taxotere. Now, many cancer patients in the U.S. are suffering permanent hair loss from this defective drug on top of the trauma of cancer.
If you or a loved one has suffered negative effects from taking Taxotere, call our lawyers. You may be eligible for a settlement or judgment from the drug maker. The Dickerson Oxton Law Firm is investigating cases involving Taxotere. We can walk you through the specifics of these lawsuits and help you understand your rights as an injured patient in Kansas City.
Why Choose Us?
The Dickerson Oxton Law Firm understands the trauma cancer patients undergo when they discover they may never regrow their hair after chemotherapy treatments because of a negligent drug manufacturer. Clients trust us with their Taxotere lawsuits in Missouri and Kansas.
- We have experience handling defective medical device and drug claims.
- We are committed to client success (clients do not pay unless we win).
- We have a long history of achieving successful settlements and verdicts for clients.
Most cancer patients know that hair loss is an outcome of chemotherapy, but that it will grow back. Sadly, defective drugs such as Taxotere are causing undue anguish to patients by permanently stripping them of their hair. Our lawyers are passionate about standing up for these patients. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
What Is Taxotere? What Are the Issues?
Taxotere is a common chemotherapy drug. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this drug to treat prostate cancer, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. It has been on the market for many decades. It is not until recently, however, that patients began coming forward with lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer with claims regarding permanent hair loss after taking the drug. Currently, almost 8,000 pending lawsuits exist against Sanofi-Aventis Inc.
- The lawsuits allege false marketing.
- The lawsuits say the company concealed the severe potential side effects of Taxotere.
- The lawsuits allege that the company intentionally failed to warn consumers of known risks.
- The lawsuits allege that the company misrepresented the drug’s safety and effectiveness.
- The lawsuits say the company negligently failed to properly test the drug.
As far back as 1998, Sanofi-Aventis Inc. paid for a research study into the safety of Taxotere. The study found a risk of permanent hair loss connected to the drug. It also showed that Taxotere was “significantly more toxic” than a similar chemotherapy drug, Adrucil. The study concluded that 9.2% of women suffered long-term hair loss because of the treatment. Despite the outcomes of this study, Sanofi-Aventis Inc. continued to market the drug while downplaying the risk of alopecia.
Potential Compensation Options
No one should beat cancer only to find out that his or her hair will never grow back due to a defective chemotherapy drug. Sanofi-Aventis Inc.’s actions to protect itself from liability have stripped thousands of men and women of their confidence and self-esteem by permanently impeding hair growth. Negligence in properly warning patients of the potential disfiguring side effects of Taxotere is the driving factor behind Taxotere lawsuits.
If you or a loved one suffered permanent hair loss or other adverse side effects after taking Taxotere, you may be eligible for compensation. A successful lawsuit or class action could result in payment for your medical costs, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and lost quality of life from defective Taxotere. You may also be eligible for punitive damages. Our lawyers can help you explore your options for compensation in Kansas City.
Contact Us Today
Call The Dickerson Oxton Law Firm if you believe you have grounds to file a Taxotere lawsuit. We can walk you through every step of the legal process. Request your free consultation today at (816) 268-1960.