Taxotere (docetaxel) is a chemotherapy drug approved in the treatment of certain cancers, most commonly breast cancer. It works by attacking cells which grow and divide quickly in the body. Like most chemotherapy treatments, there are many side effects commonly experienced by patients, including fatigue, nausea and dizziness. While many of these drugs produce temporary hair loss, Taxotere has been known to cause permanent alopecia.
Lawsuits have been filed against Sanofi-Aventis, the manufacturer of Taxotere, alleging that they failed to warn patients and physicians of these increased risks. Alopecia warnings were not added to the chemotherapy drug Taxotere in the U.S. until 2015, years after its release. Many patients were not given the option of an alternative treatment, even though there were other cancer drugs without permanent hair loss available.
Our Approach to Taxotere Claims
Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to notify the public when a drug may cause harmful side effects so patients fully understand the risks involved. The failure to alert the public has led to various claims against Taxotere including:
- Failure to warn
- Fraudulent concealment
- Fraudulent misrepresentation
- Design and manufacturing defects
- Breach of express warranty
- Breach of implied warranty
- Intentional infliction of emotional distress
- Violation of consumer protection laws
If you or a loved one suffered permanent hair loss after taking the chemotherapy drug Taxotere, you may be eligible for compensation. Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli has been fighting major drug companies in litigation for more than 30 years. We aggressively advocate for your rights and fight to win the compensation you deserve.
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