Taxotere (generic: docetaxel) is a chemotherapy medication used to treat several types of cancer. The drug is most often prescribed for the primary treatment of breast cancer; however, it may also be used as part of a combination regimen to treat secondary breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, head and neck cancer, stomach cancer and prostate cancer.
The Taxotere litigation is still in its early stages, and no large settlements have been reached over injuries allegedly caused by the drug. However, our lawyers are actively pursuing litigation in the discovery stage, and we are continually uncovering more information about the link between Taxotere and alopecia. You can also hire Taxotere Hair Loss Attorneys for Handling National Taxotere Lawsuits if you or your loved ones has experienced permanent hair loss.
Taxotere Side Effects
The most serious and devastating side effect associated with Taxotere is permanent hair loss or alopecia. Other side effects linked to the drug include:
- Bone, muscle or joint pain
- Fatigue and weakness
- Fluid retention with weight gain
To date, the hundreds of women that have experienced permanent hair loss feel that they have been victimized, and they are fighting back. Most of those women have experienced a loss of self-esteem, loss of their femininity, loss of their husbands and partners, and, as a result of those repercussions combined with fighting breast cancer, experienced depression and distress.
These women not only had to deal with cancer and harsh treatments for that condition, they have suffered life changing repercussions because of a side effect that was common, but that Sanofi passed off as an uncommon and rare.