What is Taxotere?
Taxotere, also known as docetaxel, is a chemotherapy drug that is used to fight breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer and metastatic prostate cancer. Taxotere is an intravenous drug that is given to a patient during chemotherapy treatment. Taxotere works by preventing cancer cells from dividing and growing.
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is a medical condition that causes hair loss. Alopecia occurs when your immune system attacks hair follicles. Damage to the hair follicle is not always permanent. Oddly enough, Alopecia is mostly common in people younger than twenty. However, many adults also experience symptoms of Alopecia.
The first signs of Alopecia are often clumps of hair falling out. When these clumps of hair fall out, it can leave round hairless patches on the scalp. Sometimes people with Alopecia find the hair grows back fine and white, instead of the normal color and texture.
What are the Taxotere lawsuits alleging?
Some claimants are alleging that the manufacturer of Taxotere failed to warn consumers of the increased risk of permanent Alopecia. There are other drugs similar to Taxotere that do not cause hair loss and patients may have been more likely to choose the other medicine, which does not cause permanent hair loss.
Are there other side effects from Taxotere?
Taxotere has been linked to many serious side effects. Chemotherapy drugs do come with lots of known side effects. The likelihood of getting one of these side effects differs from consumer to consumer. Other potential side effects include:
- Bone, muscle or joint pain
- Fatigue and weakness
- Fluid retention with weight gain, swelling of the ankles or abdominal area
- Low red blood cell count (anemia)
- Low white blood cell count
- Mouth or throat sores
- Nail changes (color changes to your fingernails or toenails)
- Peripheral neuropathy (numbness in your fingers and toes)
- Taste changes
Can I afford a Taxotere lawyer?
Yes! Woods & Woods drug injury lawyers never charge a penny unless we win your Taxotere lawsuit. If you lose your Taxotere Alopecia (hair loss) lawsuit you don’t owe us anything. Woods & Woods is forward and honest about pricing, we promise you won’t find hidden charges when your claim is over. We never bill by the hour or charge for phone calls. Woods & Woods Taxotere injury lawyers do not ask for money upfront.
Why call Woods & Woods drug injury lawyers?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has successfully represented thousands of injured people and their families. Our professional legal staff fights for those injured by defective medicines. We offer free legal consultations to anyone who has questions. We will happily answer any questions you have about filing a Taxotere hair loss lawsuit for free.