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Taxotere Lawsuit Filed in Oklahoma

Oklahoma woman alleges permanent hair loss (alopecia) after undergoing chemotherapy with Taxotere.

An Oklahoma woman who allegedly suffered permanent hair loss after undergoing chemotherapy with Taxotere (generic: docetaxel) has filed a products liability lawsuit against Sanofi-Aventis.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you suffered permanent hair loss, alopecia or balding from 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?

December 8, 2016 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Connie Shatswell was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. After undergoing chemotherapy with Taxotere, she beat her diagnosis and has lived cancer-free ever since.

However, Shatswell’s life has not completely returned to normal, as her hair never grew back following cancer treatment. She knew temporary hair loss was a potential side effect of chemo, but had no idea or warning it could be permanent.

“I never was a girly girl,” she said. “My hair was the one thing I knew could make me look more like a girl.”

Five years before Shatswell was treated with Taxotere, Sanofi-Aventis conducted its own study and found that Taxotere caused about 9% of patients to lose hair permanently. The company issued a warning to patients in other countries; however, no such warning accompanied the drug in the U.S. until last year.

Shatswell claims that Sanofi’s failure to warn has cost her dearly, and would like to see the company punished appropriately. Her complaint cites damages including breach of implied warranty, failure to warn, fraud, negligence and products liability. She is seeking a jury trial and special damages, treble damages, expert witness fees, all legal fees and interest, and any other relief the court deems just.

In October, The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) ordered that all federal lawsuits alleging permanent hair loss or “alopecia” from Taxotere to be consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2740) for pretrial handling in the Eastern District of Louisiana. At the time of the ruling, at least 33 such complaints were pending in 16 different states.

Do I Have a Taxotere Lawsuit?

The Product Liability 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 or alopecia cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you lost hair and were unable to grow it back after undergoing 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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