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Nearly 1000 Alopecia Lawsuits Centralized in Taxotere MDL

The Taxotere MDL now includes at least 949 permanent hair loss lawsuits.

The federal litigation involving lawsuits alleging permanent hair loss or “alopecia” from the chemotherapy drug Taxotere (generic: docetaxel) continues to grow at a significant pace, with at least 949 claims now pending in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved suffered permanent hair loss, “alopecia” or balding after chemotherapy with Taxotere, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the problem?

April 18, 2017 – According to an update (PDF) from the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), there were at least 949 claims pending in the litigation as of Monday, up from 799 claims at this time last month.

All federal Taxotere lawsuits were centralized for pretrial handling in the Eastern District of Louisiana last October. Consolidation is intended to reduce duplicative discovery, avoid conflicting rulings by different judges, and to streamline the litigation process.

The Court has scheduled a Taxotere “Science Day” for May 3, during which both parties will have the opportunity to apprise the Court of the medical and scientific issues central to the litigation. Immediately after that the Court will hold the first of 2 meetings with Plaintiffs and Defendants Settlement Committees. A follow-up meeting is scheduled for May 12, after the litigation’s regularly-scheduled status conference.

The Taxotere Settlement Committees were established last December, with the Court directing their members to engage in settlement discussions for both parties. The attorneys serving on the committees have been ordered not to partake in discovery or other activities which may distract them from “pursuing avenues for potential resolution of some or all of the issues” alleged in Taxotere alopecia lawsuits.

Do I have a Taxotere Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Taxotere lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new alopecia cases in all 50 states.

Free Drug Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you lost hair and it didn’t grow back after chemo with Taxotere, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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