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Taxotere is a type of chemotherapy drug used to treat various types of cancer, such as non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer, metastatic prostate cancer, and breast cancer. While it has some of the same side effects as other chemotherapy drugs, people have begun to sue the manufacturer for releasing the drug without full disclosure of all its potential symptoms, including permanent alopecia (hair loss) and neutropenic enterocolitis. If you’ve experienced alopecia as a result of a Taxotere description, let us see if we can help you seek compensation for your injury. Our skilled Greenville dangerous drugs attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal experience to offer your case.
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Taxotere has a more severe side effect than permanent alopecia called neutropenic enterocolitis. While rare, it is the inflammation of a small pouch located at the head of the large intestine, and it can be fatal. The side effect Taxotere is more well-known for is permanent alopecia. While cancer patients do expect to lose hair during cancer treatment, they have the right to know the full extent of the consequences of choosing a particular kind of therapy drug. People began filing lawsuits after they found out permanent alopecia was a side effect of Taxotere without their being informed of it.
In particular, women, who are judged more harshly for being bald, have been told their hair would grow back a few months after therapy ends. However, for those given Taxotere, they were never informed permanent alopecia might be a side effect. Taxotere sold in Europe and Canada, places with stricter product laws, had warnings of permanent alopecia on the label but were not included on labels in the United States until 2015. Likewise, women who took the drug have been complaining their hair loss is permanent.
Hair loss can lead to lower self-esteem, decreased self-confidence, and feelings of depression in both sexes, but it is especially hard for women. Male pattern baldness is something that affects many men, and society makes allowances for it. However, the same societal standards that are lenient on men are also harder on women, who are told much of their worth rests in their beauty.
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If you find yourself in this situation, don’t hesitate to call us. All patients have the right to be fully informed of what they are taking and how it will affect them for the rest of their lives. Taxotere is not the only drug on the market, so many women experiencing permanent alopecia never had the option to choose a better alternative. If you or a loved one have been permanently affected by the drug, seek compensation for your pain and suffering. Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers is a contingency fee firm, meaning we don’t collect fees unless we can get compensation for you. Let us see how we can help your case.
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