Houston Taxotere Lawsuit Lawyer
A Life-Saving Drug With Serious Side Effects
Taxotere is one of the best chemotherapy drugs for a number of common cancers, including:
- Breast cancer
- Head & neck cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Lung cancer
But while it has saved lives since it was approved by the FDA in 1996, its manufacturer has profited off of selling the drug in the United States without being honest about some of its serious, permanent side effects. While Sanofi-Aventis told the European community about the possibility of permanent hair loss in 2005 and the Canadian community in 2012, medical professionals and patients weren’t notified in the U.S. until 2015. By that time, thousands had already been affected.
The Impact of Permanent Hair Loss
While hair loss may not at first seem like a serious side effect, especially if it paired with cancer remission, it is important to understand what it feels like to permanently lose your hair. Not only are you faced with a lifetime of wigs, hairpieces, hats, scarves, and turbans, but you also must grapple with the emotional pain that comes with disfigurement: loss of confidence, loss of quality of life, loss of self-love. There are many types of chemotherapy drugs available for the above types of cancer. If the men and women affected by Taxotere had known the risk of permanent hair loss, they may have made a different decision about their treatment.
Who is Liable for the Permanent Side Effects of Taxotere?
Sanofi-Aventis may be legally responsible to compensate for the damages caused by their negligent actions and misleading marketing practices. The company made billions in profit by telling women who were scared for their life that their drug could help, without giving them all of the information they knew about the side effects.
Ami Dodson is a two-time cancer survivor who has overcome both lymphoma and breast cancer. But although she has battled cancer twice and become an outspoken advocate for those fighting the disease, she has not emerged unscarred. During one of her treatments, Dodson took the chemotherapy drug Taxotere. While she expected to lose her hair from the drug, she didn’t know that her hair loss could be permanent.
Dodson is one of over one thousand people who are filing defective lawsuits against Sanofi-Aventis, the maker of Taxotere. She and the other plaintiffs claim that the pharmaceutical company had full knowledge of the drug’s toxicity and its history with permanent hair loss. She also claims she would have chosen a less toxic drug had she known Taxotere would lead to her disfigurement.
Contact A Houston Taxotere Attorney Today
If you have suffered permanent hair loss due to Taxotere, you have the opportunity to join over 1,000 other people in a class action lawsuit related to the defective drug. This lawsuit will not only give you a chance at justice and compensation, it will also show the drug company that their unethical behavior has serious consequences.
To learn more about your legal options, please contact the attorneys at The Freeman Law Firm for a free, confidential consultation.