What Are The Available Damages In A Taxotere Lawsuit?

What Are The Available Damages In A Taxotere Lawsuit?

Oct 23

Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug manufactured by French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Aventis. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1992. Although mostly used for treating breast cancer patients, the drug can also be used for neck, head, or prostate cancer. However, it is not recommended for pregnant women since it may harm the fetus. Recently, however, Saanofi has been the subject of several lawsuits for its non-disclosure of a severe side effect – permanent alopecia.

While hair loss is commonly one of the side effects of chemotherapy, this is only temporary and the hair may grow back. The website of Williams Kherkher revealed that most of the women who used taxotere have reported no hair growth even up to a period of ten years. Worst is that the loss can affect even the eyelashes, eyebrows, scalp and body. Most of the patients consider this is a disfigurement that can have an impact on the quality of their lives.
The sad fact is that it was only in December 2015 that the FDA issued a warning about the risks of permanent alopecia on the users of taxotere. By this time, most of the patients have already suffered much from the negligence of its manufacturer. The good news is that patients can make the responsible parties liable for the injuries they have incurred. They may be able to recover damages and get the following compensation:

  • Psychological Damage
  • Emotional Injuries
  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages

To be able to get compensated, you need to file a dangerous drug case in the soonest time possible. Your case might be consolidated with other lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation. This may entitle you to receive a settlement of the case and awarded damages based on the agreement between the court and the manufacturer.

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