Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits

Taxotere lawsuits claim that Sanofi-Aventis, the manufacturer, failed to warn doctors and cancer patients that use of the chemotherapy drug could lead to an increased risk of permanent alopecia (loss of hair). According to Sanofi-Aventis, 3% of patients given Taxotere could experience permanent hair loss. This figure could rise as high as 6.3% when given in combination with other specific chemotherapy drugs. Taxotere lawyers are questioning why doctors and patients were never warned of these risks. Given this information, many cancer patients may have chosen a drug which was just as effective but did not carry the risk of this devastating side effect.

Taxotere and Permanent Alopecia (Loss of Hair)

Taxotere hair loss lawsuitTaxotere (docetaxel) is an injectable chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer and metastatic prostate cancer. Taxotere chemotherapy treatment is administered every three weeks as opposed to other chemotherapy drugs in its class which need to be given weekly. Less frequent trips to the hospital is an attractive selling point to patients, but because Taxotere is so powerful, it may also damage hair cells and cause hair not to grow back after treatment ends. Doctors and patients in the United States were never warned of the increased risk of permanent alopecia so the option of choosing a drug with less risk of permanent alopecia was never an option. If you or a loved one has experienced permanent hair loss as a result of Taxotere, please call our firm today.

FDA Announces Drug Safety labeling Change for Taxotere

In December 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Drug Safety Labeling Announcement regarding Taxotere. The announcement stated that Taxotere’s packaging would include the following language: “Cases of permanent alopecia have been reported.”


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