The popular chemotherapy drug Taxotere, also known by its generic name docetaxel, may cause permanent hair loss, baldness, or alopecia in cancer patients.
The manufacturer of the drug has not properly warned patients of this risk, thus depriving them of the option to choose other chemotherapy drugs that are just as effective but do not carry the risk of permanent hair loss.
Another similar drug called Taxol was made available to patients and is just as effective and does not cause long-term baldness.
If you or someone you love has suffered permanent hair loss after receiving Taxotere, contact us to discuss your options for a free consultation.
With more than 18 years of experience successfully representing the injured, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your suffering. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation review of your claim.
Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss
Taxotere is an injectable product commonly used in chemotherapy treatment to treat breast cancer and other cancers such as prostate, lung, stomach, and head/neck cancers.
Though hair loss is a common symptom of chemotherapy, permanent hair loss is much less common and can have a profound effect on patients, leading to poorer quality of life and the appearance that they are still fighting the disease.
Growing Evidence of Serious Side Effects
In a 2006 study conducted by Dr. Scot Sedlacek, 6.3 percent of breast cancer patients had less than half of their hair grow back after taking Taxotere in combination with Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and Adriamycin (doxorubicin).
In 2010, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology issued a warning about the increasing number of reports of permanent alopecia caused by chemotherapy. The study blamed Taxotere for many of the cases.
In 2013, a study published by the National Cancer Research Institute also warned of the increasing risk of permanent and severe alopecia from Taxotere. It identified permanent alopecia in 10 to 15 percent of patients who took the cancer drug.
Contact Our Taxotere Injury Lawyers Today
If you or someone you love has suffered from permanent hair loss or alopecia from Taxotere, you may be entitled to file a Taxotere lawsuit. Learn more about your legal options by calling 301-589-2999 today for a free consultation.
Drug companies that fail to warn consumers about the risks associated with their medications should be held liable.
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