Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss
Information from our Knowledgeable Dangerous Drug Lawyers
Are you a former cancer patient who has experienced permanent hair loss due to the drug Taxotere? The drug, which is made by Sanofi, has been linked to permanent hair loss (alopecia) in patients being treated for cancer—especially women who have prescribed the drug for their breast cancer. While the drug has been successful in treating cancer, it has left countless patients with hair loss that makes them look sick, has affected their quality of life, and could have been avoided.
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The Effects of Taxotere
Taxotere (generic name: docetaxel) was first cleared by the FDA for use in 1996 and quickly became a frequent prescription for cancer patients, especial women who were diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, however, more and more patients have reported hair loss after using the drug, even after they had recovered from their illness. A 2013 study from the National Cancer Research Institute concluded that roughly 10 to 15% of patients experienced permanent hair loss after using Taxotere.
Taxotere/docetaxel has been linked to:
- Alopecia Areata: circular patches of hair loss
- Alopecia Totalis: total hair loss on the scalp
- Alopecia Universalis: total hair loss on the scalp and body
Who is responsible?
While there is little dispute that Taxotere has helped saved lives, the drug manufacturer is accused of knowing that the drugs caused alopecia and yet failed to provide appropriate warning labels. Regardless of their overall health, those who have experienced alopecia face new emotional challenges, anxiety, and an altered quality of life that they were not warned of and, in some cases, could have been avoided.
If you or a loved one has experienced this hair loss due to Taxotere, then we invite you to contact us at Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP today. We know what it takes to bring decisive legal action against "Big Pharm" companies and have time and time again recovered proper restitution for our clients.
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