Pittsburgh Taxotere Lawsuit Attorneys

Prescription Drug Claim Lawyers

Taxotere (docetaxel) is a form of chemotherapy that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body, used mostly to treat cancer in the breasts, lungs, prostate, stomach and head/neck. Produced by Sanofi-Aventis, it is one of the most prescribed chemotherapy drugs in its class, earning the company over $3 billion in just one year. While the drug is effective, it has been linked to side effects that permanently impact the lives of patients.

If you were given Taxotere as a chemotherapy treatment for cancer, and are now suffering from permanent hair loss, you may be able to recover compensation. Unexpected permanent hair loss can be an emotionally devastating affair when coupled with cancer. At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. our defective drug attorneys in Pittsburgh can help you explore your options.

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Serious Taxotere Side Effects

As Taxotere is mostly used to treat breast cancer, most patients at risk of developing permanent hair loss are women. This includes:

  • Permanent hair loss on the head and body
  • Alopecia
  • Loss of eyebrows
  • Loss of eyelashes
  • Loss of pubic hair

Taxotere Lawsuits

Sanofi-Aventis, the manufacturer of the drug, failed to provide warnings about some of the serious side effects. They failed to inform doctors or patients that Taxotere is actually a more harsh and toxic form of chemotherapy than others available on the market. In addition, Sanofi failed to disclose risks of permanent hair loss associated with Taxotere. These failures robbed cancer patients of their ability to make fully informed decisions in regards to treatment. As a result, approximately 9% of breast cancer patients have sustained prolonged or permanent hair loss. This irreversible effect has a considerable impact on many woman, leading to depression, distress and anxiety. While hair loss is common during chemotherapy, it’s usually temporary and grows back within months of completion.

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In 2015, the FDA issued a requirement for Sanofi to change the safety labels of the drug to include warnings about the permanent hair loss, but thousands have already been affected by these permanent side effects. At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we believe that patients who suffer permanent hair loss should be compensated for their lost wages, diminished quality of life, mental anguish, psychological damage and permanent disfigurement. Our defective drug attorneys in Pittsburgh have a strong record of fighting deceptive marketing practices of dangerous drugs, and we are ready to fight to get you the damages you need and deserve.

If you are ready to get compensation, please contact us online or call (844) 383-0565 to discuss your case. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay until we reach a favorable settlement. We also provide free initial case evaluations.

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