The court overseeing the Taxotere multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2740) in the Eastern District of Louisiana will convene a “Science Day” to discuss medical and scientific issues related to the litigation.
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What’s the Problem?
March 30, 2017 – According to a Pretrial Order (PDF) issued Friday, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana will convene Science Day on May 3, 2017 at 8:30 a.m., CST. At that time, parties on both sides of the litigation will have the opportunity to apprise the Court of the medical and scientific issues central to the Taxotere multidistrict litigation.
It is not unusual for MDLs or other centralized proceedings to convene Science Days. The presentations made by the parties during these events are educational, rather than adversarial. Cross-examination is forbidden, and transcripts of the proceedings are not shared with the parties.
Taxotere (generic: docetaxel) is used to treat breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head / neck cancer and metastatic prostate cancer. The drug works by attacking cancer cells during various stages of division, and inhibits the microtubule structures within cancer cells, which causes cell death.
Sanofi, the company that manufactures Taxotere, is being investigated for failing to adequately warn that the product may cause alopecia or permanent baldness in some users.
While alopecia associated with chemotherapy treatment is a common side effect, 15% of women who took Taxotere suffered permanent hair loss, according to a study by the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI). Nearly 3 million women in the U.S. have a history of breast cancer, and about 75% of them undergo chemo with Taxotere.
Do I Have a Taxotere Lawsuit?
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