Taxotere Hair Loss Allegations
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration first approved Taxotere to treat breast cancer in 1996. The agency has since cleared the chemotherapy agent to treat neck cancer, gastric cancer, prostate cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Nearly two decades after its initial approval, the FDA announced that the Adverse Events section of the Taxotere label would be modified to note that cases of permanent alopecia had been reported among patients treated with the drug.
More than 700 Taxotere lawsuits are now pending in the centralized litigation underway in Louisiana. Plaintiffs involved in this proceeding claim that they were wrongly led to believe that the alopecia resulting from their cancer treatments would be temporary. Their complaints further allege that Taxotere hair loss is actually more likely to be permanent compared to alternative, equally affective chemotherapy drugs. Plaintiffs also point out that Sanofi-Aventis advised physicians, patients, and regulatory agencies in other countries, including the European Union and Canada, that Taxotere could result in permanent and disfiguring hair loss. Yet the Taxotere warnings included on the U.S. labeling were vague and misleading, as they merely cautioned that "hair generally grows back" following exposure to the drug.
Cancer patients who allegedly suffered permanent hair loss following Taxotere chemotherapy may be eligible to file a lawsuit of their own. To learn more about the available legal options, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.
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