Breast Cancer Drug Permanent Hair Loss

Unfortunately, breast cancer treatment with Taxotere can result in permanent hair loss (alopecia) in as many as 15% of patients.

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Permanent Hair Loss From Taxotere

About 3 million women in America are living with breast cancer, and each year some 300,000 are diagnosed with the disease. Currently, doctors use the breast cancer drug Taxotere in the treatment of an estimated 75 percent of breast cancer patients, making it the most prescribed drug in its class. For almost 20 years doctors and patients have relied on Taxotere, finding that it performs equal to or better than other drugs on the market. It’s the kind of success that the drug’s manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis has relentlessly promoted. And with that success has come heavy profits.

But now we’re learning that, for some 5 percent to 15 percent of breast cancer patients, Taxotere has a disturbing, disfiguring side effect:  permanent hair loss, also called alopecia.

Perhaps even more disturbing, we’re learning that for year the company’s own studies were showing the potential for permanent hair loss for breast cancer patients using Taxotere, but kept those studies secret.

This is the kind of tragic, uncaring and greedy behavior that we attack at the Carse Law Firm. We believe that if women and their families had known about this danger, they might have asked more questions or made a different choice for breast cancer treatment. And now it’s time for this company to pay for what they’ve done, and the knowledge they tried to conceal.

If you or a loved have suffered permanent hair loss as a result of taking Taxotere, we want to know about it. We want to pursue your legal rights and gain some measure of justice. Breast cancer survivors should be admired and celebrated, not preyed upon.

Give us a call so we can begin gathering information and discussing your case with your loved ones, and ultimately with some of the nation’s finest attorneys and medical professionals. We’re here to help.

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Breast Cancer Drug Permanent Hair Loss September 26, 2016