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Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug designed to fight breast cancer and certain lung cancers, as well as prostate, stomach, head and neck cancers. Like many drugs, Taxotere carries its fair share of side effects. According to the FDA, Taxotere is known to cause fluid retention, allergic reactions and even life-threatening infections.

Another possible side effect, one not often discussed, is permanent hair loss, or alopecia. When a Taxotere user gets alopecia, they permanently lose all the hair on their body including eyebrows, eyelashes, facial hair and head hair.

CNBC Reports on Taxotere

Taxotere maker Sanofi-Aventis is currently being accused of hiding the risk of alopecia from patients and doctors, thus removing their ability to adequately evaluate their use of the drug. In 2015, this claim was further reinforced when CNBC reported that a former paralegal for the company admitted to witnessing Sanofi-Aventis lawyers destroying company documents in order to avoid handing them over to lawyers for plaintiffs. The paralegal also admitted to being aware of a scheme for the manufacturer to supply over $30 million in kickbacks to those who promoted certain types of drugs sold by the company. While Taxotere was not one of the drugs involved in the kickback scheme, this history is indicative of measures Sanofi-Aventis may have also taken with the chemotherapy drug.

It not unusual for the chemotherapy process to include some hair loss. What is unusual is for that hair loss to be permanent. While this risk may be acceptable to some patients, all patients given a Taxotere prescription should be adequately warned of this risk so they can evaluate whether its acceptable to them—and this is where the makers of Taxotere have gone wrong.

Taxotere Hair Loss Lawyer Referral

Losing your hair permanently can have a devastating impact on your life. If you or a loved one has experienced this after using Taxotere, you may be eligible for reimbursement of medical costs as well as pain and suffering. In order to get what you’re owed and hold the company accountable, you need to work with a lawyer who understands the complexities of medical lawsuits and can fight your case to win. At Pravati Legal Networks, we use our proprietary, tested lawyer referral system to give you the best chance at winning with a qualified taxotere lawsuit lawyer. To get started, contact us today.

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SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY TAXOTERE

  • Alopecia
  • Permanent Hair Loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

 

If you or a loved one are experiencing side effects from taking a medication like Taxotere, consult your doctor.

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