Developed by Sanofi-Aventis and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996, Taxotere (docetaxel) has been a prominent chemotherapy drug for primarily breast cancer victims for the last two decades.
The last two decades have been marred with controversy for Taxotere as Sanofi-Aventis has come under fire for deceptive marketing of the drug in addition to failing to disclose the connection between the drug and alopecia.
With nearly 2.8 million women suffering from breast cancer in the United States alone, these allegations against Sanofi-Aventis have been taken extremely seriously with millions of lives possibly being effected.
Other dangerous but not as prominent health complications that have been connected to Taxotere use include:
- Bone, muscle or joint pain
- Fatigue and weakness
- Fluid retention with weight gain, swelling of the ankles or abdominal area
- Low red blood cell count (anemia)
- Low white blood cell count
- Mouth or throat sores
- Nail changes (color changes to your fingernails or toenails)
- Peripheral neuropathy (numbness in your fingers and toes)
- Taste changes
Have Taxotere Class Action Lawsuits Been Formed?
Following suit with the majority of dangerous drug lawsuits, a class action lawsuit regarding Taxotere dangerous drug cases has yet to be created and the creation of one does not appear imminent.
This news comes as of this posting in June 2016. It is not uncommon for dangerous drug lawsuits to not be consolidated under a class action lawsuit as the creation of a multidistrict litigation entity is typically the likeliest progression of the process.
While it is unlikely that a class action lawsuit will be created, as more lawsuits are filed the likelihood of a federal panel assigning Taxotere cases to a multidistrict litigation grows.
Multidistrict litigation offers a consolidated, streamlined legal process while still allowing all victims to lean on the strength of their individual case. However, oftentimes the initial court rulings set a precedent for the remaining active cases.
If the first cases result in victories for defendants, it is extremely common for the pharmaceutical company in question to begin issuing settlement offers to attempt to avoid risky public trials.
However, if the first of these cases end in victory for the plaintiffs, settlement offers are unlikely to be issued and history would indicate that it will be difficult for subsequent cases to claim victory for the defendants.
Am I Eligible To Join A Taxotere Class Action Lawsuit?
As stated above, class action lawsuits are not currently active for Taxotere lawsuits and the formation of one does not appear to be imminent.
However, while this fact may prevent you from joining a class action lawsuit, there is still a large possibility that you may be deemed eligible to have your case consolidated under a federally assigned multidistrict litigation.
To achieve eligibility to join a future multidistrict litigation or in the rare event that a class action is formed, you must go through the standard steps to filing a Taxotere dangerous drug lawsuit.
To be deemed eligible to file a lawsuit, you must have suffered from permanent or extended alopecia as a result of taking Taxotere to treat a form of cancer.
Our legal team will determine if your situation meets the necessary criteria by executing the following actions:
- Ordering Your Medical Records
- Assign A Medical Team To Examine Your Records
- Chart The Time Frame Of Your Health Complications Against State Deadlines
These complications will work to confirm that your alopecia occurred due to Taxotere use and that it occurred within the necessary state deadlines.
Once these steps are achieved, our legal team will work to construct the strongest case possible before the lawsuit is formally filed.
Once the lawsuit is formally filed, you will automatically gain eligibility to take part in case consolidation under a future multidistrict litigation entity or have the option to join a class action lawsuit – if one is formed.
Our Taxotere Lawyers Can Help You
Our Taxotere lawsuit attorneys can help if you suffered permanent hair loss from this dangerous drug. Lawsuits will be filed against the drug maker and you may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it in all in writing for you.
Our No Fee Promise on Taxotere Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls are always free.
Start Your Taxotere Claim
Our Taxotere lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Taxotere lawsuit claims.