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Taxotere Class Action Lawsuit

Taxotere Class Action Lawsuit

Like all chemotherapy drugs, hair loss is one of the most common side effects of Taxotere. In 3-6% of patients, baldness is persistent or permanent. The label was updated to include permanent alopecia in December 2015.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Taxotere induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with permanent hair loss, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Taxotere Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

In October 2016, judges centralized 89 federal Taxotere lawsuits involving permanent hair loss in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2740) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana under Judge Lance M. Africk.

Taxotere and Hair Loss

Taxotere (docetaxel) is a live-saving chemotherapy drug that destroys cancer cells. It is used to treat certain cancers of the breast, prostate, lungs, stomach, head, and neck.

Chemotherapy targets all rapidly-dividing cells, including hair follicles as well as cancer cells. The label reassures patients that hair loss is usually temporary: “Once you have completed all your treatments, hair generally grows back.”

According to the manufacturer’s studies, persistent or permanent hair loss occurs in about 3% of patients. Some studies suggest the risk could be as high as 6%, or even higher when Taxotere is combined with other chemotherapy drugs.

In December 2015, the FDA updated the label on Taxotere to include warnings about permanent alopecia. Sanofi-Aventis is accused of failing to adequately warn about the risk.

Hair loss can have a serious impact on quality of life for cancer survivors. The physical, emotional, and financial impact cannot be underestimated. Cancer patients should never avoid chemotherapy over fears of hair loss, but they may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our attorneys are not filing a Taxotere class action for people who were injured by permanent hair loss or baldness. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits.

About Class Actions

Class actions are a popular way to help a lot of people seek compensation for the same legal claim. Everyone consolidates their individual claims into one lawsuit and shares any payout awarded by a jury verdict or settlement.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

The problem with class actions is that members may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or attorneys’ fees that leave little remaining for people with the most serious injuries.

Instead of a class action, our lawyers file individual lawsuits. There is no excuse for drug-makers who fail to warn about serious side effects. We specialize in maximizing compensation for people with the most serious injuries. If you file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.

Do I have a Taxotere Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Taxotere induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with permanent hair loss, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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