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Taxotere® Chemotherapy Drug Hair Loss

After a breast cancer diagnosis, your first priority is your health. For many, that means undergoing chemotherapy treatment to attack the disease. Chemotherapy drugs are hard on the body, and most of their physical effects are well-documented. But some female cancer survivors who underwent treatment with the popular chemo drug Taxotere® are suffering a side effect they weren’t warned about—permanent alopecia, or hair loss.

If you or a loved one are suffering from permanent significant hair loss after undergoing chemotherapy, contact the Taxotere attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers. We serve clients nationwide, and we’re ready to help you take action now. Call (800) 477-7510 or complete our free initial consultation form to speak with our legal staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Study Links Taxotere® to Incurable Alopecia

In most cases, hair loss caused by chemotherapy regrows within 3-6 months after treatment is complete. But throughout the last ten years, female breast cancer survivors have been reporting incurable hair loss in greater numbers.

A study published by Annals of Oncology suggests that taxane chemotherapy drugs, a class of drugs that includes Taxotere, “seem to be responsible for [severe and permanent female hair loss].” Mineral deficiencies and excessive androgen were ruled out as potential causes among the 20 female breast cancer patients who participated in the research pool.

In December 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated Taxotere’s safety information to include permanent alopecia as a potential adverse drug reaction.

Get Help With Your Taxotere® Lawsuit

If you survived breast cancer, you’ve been through enough—you shouldn’t have to suffer from a permanent side effect you weren’t warned about. At Norris Injury Lawyers, we know hair loss caused by Taxotere can have a lasting psychological impact, and we want to help you get justice.

Our drug injury lawyers have more than 40 years of experience fighting for victims, and we have the knowledge and resources to help you take on big drug companies. Contact us anytime at (800) 477-7510 or fill out our free initial consultation form to find out how we can help.

Taxotere® is a registered trademark of sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC and is used here only to identify the product in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Annals of Oncology, sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.