Taxotere (docetaxel) is a chemotherapy drug approved in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer and metastatic prostate cancer. It is administered intravenously through a vein, and is member of a family of drugs called taxanes.
The drug is used to try to prevent cancer cells from growing and dividing in women. That said, Taxotere causes alopecia, or permanent hair loss in women. Other similar medications cause only temporary hair loss.
There are approximately 2.8 million women in the United States with a history of breast cancer. The majority of these women were prescribed Taxotere for the treatment of symptoms. A 2013 study published by the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) found permanent hair loss as a side effect in 10-15 percent of patients who took the chemotherapy drug.
A recently filed Taxotere lawsuit alleges that drug manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of permanent loss of hair. The lawsuits claims that had this side-effect been properly disclosed, doctors would have prescribed a different chemotherapy drug instead. Specifically, the case alleges that physicians would have prescribed Taxol, a more effective drug without the side effect of alopecia.
Our Taxotere Lawyers Can Help
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.