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The Gallagher Law Firm is currently prosecuting cases involving Taxotere and its generic form, Docetaxel, used to treat breast cancer, prostate cancer, head & neck cancer, non-small-lung cancer, and stomach cancer.
Why Taxotere is Used
Patented in 1986 by Sanofi-Aventis and approved by the FDA for medical use in 1995, Taxotere, also sold under the generic name of Docetaxel, is a chemotherapy drug approved and prescribed for the treatment of many cancers such as metastatic breast cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer, head & neck cancer, and non-small-cell lung cancer. Taxotere is intravenously administered, and can be utilized both alone or in conjunction with other chemotherapy medications. The treatment’s intent is to stop and prevent the cancer cells from growing and dividing.
Reasons for Lawsuits
While chemotherapy is widely known to cause temporary hair loss, lawsuits claim Taxotere’s manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis, were aware of the increased risk of using Taxotere could cause permanent alopecia, also known as hair loss, yet failed to warn physicians and patients of said risk.
Additionally, there are further claims stating Sanofi-Aventis did in fact warn consumers outside of the United States, but failed to warn United States consumers about Taxotere’s link to permanent hair loss.
Due to the permanent hair loss caused by Taxotere, the primary treatment to reverse the alopecia are hair transplant methods such as follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit extraction. Furthermore, numerous patients suffering from hair loss caused by Taxotere are diagnosed with severe emotional distress and depression due to irreversible damage to their self-esteem.
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Since the findings of Taxotere’s permanent alopecia symptoms, the number of lawsuits against Taxotere and it’s generic brands have climbed to over 10,000 cases.
Contact The Gallagher Law Firm at (888) 222-7052 or contact us online if you believe you or a relative are also experiencing hair loss related to Taxotere or its generic form, Docetaxel, and would like to speak with a Taxotere attorney.