Sanofi U.S. has been slapped with another lawsuit over the alleged side effects of its chemotherapy drug Taxotere (generic: docetaxel), the latest filed in Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered permanent hair loss or “alopecia” after chemo 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?
January 22, 2018 – The complaint names several dozen plaintiffs who bring counts of alleged breach of implied warranty, design defect, and product liability against Sanofi and at least 6 other defendants.
According to the lawsuit, plaintiffs allege they suffered permanent and irreversible hair loss they claim was a hitherto unwarned about side effect of Taxotere use. Plaintiffs hold Sanofi et. al. responsible for allegedly failing to warn the public and medical communities about this risk when plaintiffs claim they had prior knowledge of it.
In December 2015, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the labeling of Taxotere would be updated to include a warning about the above potential side effects. Before this updated version, Taxotere labels merely stated that “hair generally grows back” after finishing chemo and quitting the medication.
The group of plaintiffs is requesting a trial by jury and judgement against the defendants to account for all damages plus interest, as well as any other relief the court deems just.
The complaint was filed on December 13 in Cook County Circuit Court under case number 2017L012703.
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 permanent hair loss and alopecia cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by the side effects of Taxotere, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.