Are you attempting to file a Taxotere lawsuit? Our experienced Taxotere lawsuit attorneys are here to give you answers.
This page will discuss how to file a Taxotere lawsuit, the process of a Taxotere settlement; and why the manufacturers of Taxotere are facing a lawsuit.
What is the Taxotere Lawsuit?
Taxotere is an intravenous drug used for patients receiving chemotherapy. Taxotere is most often used by women with breast cancer. It is also used by some chemotherapy patients with certain types of lung cancer, and other kinds of cancer involving the head and neck.
Those who were given Taxotere may receive compensation for permanent injuries resulting from Taxotere. This mainly includes permanent alopecia, or permanent hair loss.
The Taxotere lawsuit began with a woman in California named Ami Dodson, according to various news reports. She claims that the makers Taxotere were aware of the drug’s increased risk for permanent hair loss when compared to competitor types, like Taxol. She claims that despite this knowledge, the makers of Taxotere still pushed it to be sold over other similar drugs, which do not carry such a serious threat of permanent hair loss.
Who Can File a Taxotere Lawsuit?
If you have taken Taxotere within recent years and experienced permanent hair loss, you may file a Taxotere lawsuit.
Our Taxotere lawsuit attorneys will gather all the medical records needed to prove that Taxotere caused your permanent alopecia, or hair loss. The state of Ohio requires that these medical records be dated within two years of the day of filing your Taxotere lawsuit. Otherwise, according to the state law of Ohio, it is considered passed the statute of limitation.
Any relevant medical records will then be filed against the manufacturers of Taxotere. These, along with any photos of the personal injury victim, will be included in the case file. All of the evidence collected by our Taxotere attorneys will then be presented for litigation.
What are the side effects and risks of taking Taxotere?
The most egregious side effect of Taxotere is considered to be permanent hair loss.
This can be a devastating physical condition for many chemotherapy patients to endure. Taxotere is said to cause permanent hair loss in a percentage of women. According to reports, the lawsuit intends to prove that if the manufacturers of Taxotere had revealed to chemotherapy patients that there was an increased risk for permanent hair loss, many of those patients may have chosen a safer alternative, such as Taxol.
The lawsuit states that if the manufacturer had properly warned of the risks, patients would have been prescribed a different chemotherapy drug (Taxol), which is just as effective, but does not result in permanent hair loss.
Will Texotere be recalled by its manufacturers?
Texotere has not yet been recalled by its manufactures. However, due to recent findings that Texotere may lead to permanent hair loss, it is possible the drug may be recalled in the future.
“As of now the FDA has issued for a warning to now be placed on the drugs label,” writes U.S. Recall News. “Though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledged permanent hair loss in association with Taxotere, there has not been a recall issued. The drug is still in the early stages of investigation, which may or may not lead to a recall down the line.”
Other Side Effects of Taxotere
Taxotere can cause several side effects. These side effects may include:
- Permanent hair loss, alopecia
- Nerve damage
- Muscle weakness
- Cardiac complications
- Sudden death
If you experienced any of these side effects, you may or may not qualify for filing a Taxotere lawsuit. Several of these side effects have been noted by the manufacturer. Currently, only those who experienced permanent hair loss are considered candidates for the Taxotere lawsuit.
How to File a Taxotere Lawsuit
Would you like to know how to file a Taxotere lawsuit? First, speak with our experienced Taxotere lawsuit attorneys to see if your case qualifies. This means, you have experienced permanent hair loss as a result of taking Taxotere.
We will discuss all the aspects of your case with you, and begin requesting the necessary medical records relating to Taxotere.
If you experienced permanent hair loss after taking this prescription drug, you may be entitled to receive cash compensation for your personal injuries.
Call the trusted Taxotere Lawsuit Attorneys today, at: (216) 407-5199. You may also fill out the case evaluation form located on this page. It is absolutely free, and there is no obligation. Learn more about the Taxotere lawsuit today!