What is Taxotere?
Taxotere (docetaxel) is a chemotherapy drug, used most often for treatment of breast cancer, but also used to treat other forms of cancer including stomach, certain types of lung cancer, head and neck cancers, and for the treatment of prostate cancer. Its purpose is to hinder the spread of cancer cells and frustrate cancer cell growth. It is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis.
What problems has Taxotere caused?
Use of Taxotere has been shown to cause permanent hair loss. However, the manufacturer of the drug failed to disclose this fact to physicians and potential recipients of the drug. Furthermore, the manufactor inflated the drugs effectiveness in its marketing, and the FDA forced them to stop in 2009.
Claims have been made that Taxotere knew that its drug caused permanent hair loss, but did not warn consumers. The Annals of Oncology published a study in 2012 which strongly suggested that the use of Taxotere was linked to permanent hair loss. Two years later, in 2014, scientists from the National Cancer Research Institute announced that they found up to 15% of patients taking Taxotere suffered from significant long-term hair loss.
In 2015 the FDA began requiring the manufacturer to place a warning label on the drug. The manufacturer had to recall batches of the drug, both in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, in 2001 and 2016 because of other manufacturing errors.
A lawsuit filed in 2016 by a cancer survivor in California alleges that the manufacturer actually knew about the adverse side effect since the late 1990s. The manufacturers own studies revealed the permanent alopecia, but they chose to hide the information from consumers. Taxotere sales reached $1.4 billion in 2004.
If two drugs had relatively similar outcomes, but one caused permanent hair loss, which would you choose?
The answer is clear. But most patients weren't given that option.
Do I have a claim?
YES, if you or someone you love suffer from long term hair loss since taking the drug Taxotere and you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Contact Attorney Goetz today at (858) 481-8844 for more information. Don't wait there may be potential Statute of Limitations issues, if you wait too long so call today.
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You probably don't want to be part of a Class Action. You probably want to have your own individual case and your own lawyer. Attorney Goetz will file an individual case on your behalf and then you will have an experienced Medical Products Liability Attorney representing you.
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