Cancer Patients Treated with Taxotere Suffering Permanent Hair Loss

The chemotherapy drug Taxotere, also known as docetaxel, has been linked to permanent, disfiguring hair loss in cancer patients. Langdon & Emison, a nationwide personal injury law firm, is accepting Taxotere cases nationwide on behalf of cancer patients who suffered permanent hair loss after taking the drug.  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Taxotere in 1996 for breast cancer treatment. Taxotere is widely prescribed for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer. A large number of breast cancer patients receive Taxotere as part of their chemotherapy regimen.  

Permanent hair loss has been an unfortunate result of taking Taxotere. If properly warned of the risks, patients could have been prescribed an alternative drug that does not cause permanent hair loss.

Plaintiffs in Taxotere lawsuits argue that while the drug’s label has always suggested hair loss is possible, there is no suggestion that such side effects could be permanent. The FDA issued a warning in December 2015, and a boxed warning was added to the packaging regarding the potential for permanent hair loss.

Lawsuits allege that as early as 2005 Taxotere manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis, had knowledge of increased risk of permanent baldness based on its own studies that found 3 percent of cancer patients experienced persistent or permanent hair loss following treatment with Taxotere.

A 2013 study published by the National Cancer Research Institute found permanent hair loss as a side effect in 10-15 percent of patients who took Taxotere.

Contact Langdon & Emison

If you or a loved one has suffered permanent, disfiguring hair loss as a result of taking Taxotere, contact Langdon & Emison for a free case evaluation at 800-397-4910 or click on the chat button to the right. Langdon & Emison is recognized as one of the nation’s top personal injury law firms, having taken on the world’s largest corporations in courtrooms from coast to coast. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will be pleased to review your potential case at no cost or obligation to you and help determine if you are entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.