Steer Clear of Taxotere?

March 8, 2018

There’s a thought that if something works, it works. Taxotere is used to treat cancer and it may be effective to some extent as an ingredient in chemotherapy for the treatment of different types of cancer, such as breast cancer, stomach cancer, head and neck cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and prostate cancer. Sanofi-Aventis produces Taxotere which was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996 for use in combating metastatic breast cancer.

The Link – Taxotere and Permanent Hair Loss

All chemotherapy has its risks and can cause to some extent temporary hair loss.  If one had to trade off hair for life, the choice is simple, life comes first.  But what if Sanofi-Aventis hid the risks of Taxotere and knew that is caused permanent hair loss when a drug just as good if not better did not have the same side effect? Would an educated consumer when given the choice and knowledge choose Taxotere?

Alopecia is linked to Taxotere.  In fact, in December 2015, the FDA updated the warning label of Taxotere to list permanent hair loss as a risk of the product.

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Taxotere Statute of Limitations

A Statute of limitations is how long there is to bring a claim. This article is not giving any legal advice, but one should know that some schools of law logic suggest that one must bring a claim when the injury arises.  Others will say when the FDA updated the warning label in 2015 the statute of limitations may have run on knowledge of the injury.   Each state has its own discovery rule and statute of limitations which determine when an action may be commenced. It is best to consult with a Taxotere Law Firm to find out your rights and whether you still can bring an action.

Taxotere Settlements and Settlement Amounts

It is premature to discuss settlement amounts for Taxotere since no settlement has been announced.  Trial dates are scheduled for 2019 and bellwether trials can sometimes stimulate settlement discussion.  Speak with a Taxotere Lawyer to understand whether you’re eligible to participate in the Taxotere litigation and have a candid discussion about what your economic expectations are.

If you or a loved on took Taxotere and suffered Taxotere alopecia, Taxotere hair loss or other Taxotere Baldness, contact Brown, LLC at (877) 561-0000 to know your rights.