Boston Area Taxotere Lawsuits
Taxotere has been prescribed to hundreds of thousands of breast cancer patients as a crucial part of chemotherapy since it was developed. Although hair loss is expected to occur throughout the course of chemotherapy, Taxotere has been revealed to cause permanent or semi-permanent hair loss in some patients. If you or a loved one experienced such an issue, contact the law office of Altman & Altman LLP today to see what we can do to help.
Over 250,000 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year alone, and the disease will kill about 40,000 men and women from those diagnosed. Chemotherapy is currently the only medically-recognized treatment for cancer, and Taxotere has been a crucial component of that therapy – so much so that it netted its producer, Sanofi Aventis U.S. LLC, profits of over $3 billion in 2009.
However Sanofi may very well be paying huge sums of money to plaintiffs who allege that the drug caused unexpected, unadvertised side effects – most commonly full or partial, permanent or semi-permanent hair loss. Patients allege that they were given no warning such a life-altering side effect was possible, and are asking that Sanofi be held responsible for not properly testing or marketing the drug. Our experienced Taxotere attorneys can find ways to ensure that you are compensated if you have been victimized by the drug.Nearly 10 Percent Experience Hair Loss
Studies have ascertained that, in some cases, a full 9 percent of patients taking Taxotere to fight breast cancer experienced permanent or semi-permanent hair loss, which can also be referred to as alopecia. This is a shockingly high percentage of cases involving patients taking a drug – that they have a reasonable justification to think is safe – only to find out once it’s too late that the drug actually gave them a permanent, life-altering hair loss condition.
Hair loss is more than just a cosmetic issue for cancer patients. Losing your hair is an all too visible sign of the incredibly hard and personal battle that a patient is going through. Once a patient beats the disease, growing back their hair is a symbolic and incredibly empowering experience that cements the fact that they have won, and that they are healing and getting stronger and back to normal.
If a patient beats breast cancer only to find out that they will never grow back their hair, it can be an incredibly demoralizing blow to their psyche and mental health moving forward. Their hair loss will be a constant reminder of the disease, and an aching reminder of what the disease took from them that they can now no longer get back.Call Us Today to get Started
This degree of devastation should not be felt on anyone, much less anyone who just endured an experience as difficult and painful as cancer. If Sanofi is found to have engaged in negligent practices when developing, packaging or marketing Taxotere, huge settlements could be on the horizon. To ensure that you can join a class action suit or file a civil suit of your own in time, it is imperative you contact a lawyer from Altman & Altman LLP today to ensure that we can get the process started within the statute of limitations.
Altman & Altman LLP takes great pride in advocating on behalf of our clients, who have often been through incredibly trying and difficult accidents or other incidents of pain and suffering. We will fight tooth and nail to ensure that you are taken care of, listened to and given the best fighting chance to collect financial compensation for the difficulties you endured through no fault of your own.
Drug manufacturers have an awesome responsibility to ensure that they are releasing safe and reliable medicine to patients. This responsibility includes performing tests to ensure that there are no unknown side effects prior to being released for use. If side effects are noticed, but the overall positive benefits of the drug outweigh the potential side effects, these side effects must be clearly noted on the drug’s packaging, website and in any advertisements for the drug.
If you or a loved one has taken Taxotere as part of a breast cancer treatment and has since suffered from semi-permanent or permanent hair loss, call the law offices of Altman & Altman LLP today to get started on a solution. Our Massachusetts-based law firm is standing by to assist you. Call us at 617.492.3000, or toll-free at 800.481.6199, today to look into the details of your case free of charge. We are available 24/7.