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Taxotere Class Action Lawsuit Attorney

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Taxotere Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys

Women who are suffering with cancer have enough stress and anxiety in their lives. In fact, they are dealing with emotions that no person should have to deal with. Unfortunately, some women were subjected to even more distress after being administered the drug Taxotere.

If you have suffered permanent baldness due to Taxotere, you have legal rights. Contact Hawkins Spizman Kilgo at (770) 626-7847 today.

The Issues with Taxotere

Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug. In many cases, women are told to expect to lose their hair as they undergo chemotherapy. They are also told that they can expect their hair to grow back within several months of ending treatment. That hasn’t been the case with some women given Taxotere. Some women lost their hair permanently.

In cases that a specific chemotherapy drug may result in irreversible hair loss, patients are typically warned of this potential. This allows patients to make an informed decision with regard to their treatment. With Taxotere, such warnings were issued to patients in Europe and Canada, but no such warnings were given to patients in the United States until 2015. As a result, many women discovered that the hair that had fallen out during chemotherapy would never grow back.

Hair Loss Can Be Devastating

It is true that it is just hair, but hair is associated with femininity and personal identity. Women take pride in their hair and it is a contributor to their self esteem. When a woman unknowingly loses their hair permanently, their confidence can tumble, they may experience feelings of depression, and the overall emotional toll can be high. Some women have reported that even though they are in remission, they do not feel as though they have made a full recovery, all because of their baldness.

Women who have permanently lost their hair as a result of being given Taxotere report feelings of being unattractive, self-conscious and even socially crippled. Some women even say that they would have preferred a mastectomy over permanent hair loss.

Patients Not Given a Choice

What is even worse than permanent hair loss associated with Taxotere is the fact that most women were not given a choice. That is to say that there were no warnings delivered to patients with regards to the side effect of permanent alopecia (hair loss). The drug manufacturer admits that as many as 3 percent of women who receive the drug may suffer with alopecia. Experts believe that number is even higher.

Sadly, it took 20 years for the drug manufacturer to provide alopecia warnings to patients in the United States. Women may choose to take prescription medications with the potential for devastating side effects but the difference between those women and the patients given Taxotere is that they had a choice in the matter.

Patients Not Given a Choice

What is even worse than permanent hair loss associated with Taxotere is the fact that most women were not given a choice. That is to say that there were no warnings delivered to patients with regards to the side effect of permanent alopecia (hair loss). The drug manufacturer admits that as many as 3 percent of women who receive the drug may suffer with alopecia. Experts believe that number is even higher.

Sadly, it took 20 years for the drug manufacturer to provide alopecia warnings to patients in the United States. Women may choose to take prescription medications with the potential for devastating side effects but the difference between those women and the patients given Taxotere is that they had a choice in the matter.

Allegations of Taxotere Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits filed against drugmaker Sanofi allege:

  • The drug manufacturer should have warned U.S. patients appropriately.
  • The drug was not adequately tested.
  • The drug manufacturer was negligent in the design and marketing of the medication.
  • Taxotere was sold despite being unsafe or defective.
  • The manufacturer had a responsibility to create a product that was not dangerous.
  • Plaintiffs suffered permanent alopecia as a direct result of taking the drug.

Contact a Taxotere Class Action Lawsuit Attorney

We understand the devastation of a cancer diagnosis. We also know that you have the right to make informed decisions with regards to your treatment. If you have suffered permanent alopecia as a result of the administration of Taxotere, reach out to the Taxotere class action lawsuit attorneys at Hawkins Spizman Kilgo at (770) 626-7847 for the assistance you need. Your first consultation is absolutely free.

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