Federal Judge Orders Report On All Taxotere Lawsuits Eligible For Future Settlement


Taxotere Lawsuits Claim Women Suffer Alopecia or Permanent hair loss After Taking Taxotere Chemotherapy Drug To Treat Breast Cancer.

Taxotere Lawsuits taxotere lawsuit taxotere hair-loss-lawsuit side effects hair lossThe federal judge managing the Taxotere lawsuit litigation wants a report on all pending and future Taxotere permanent hair loss lawsuits that might be eligible for a future settlement program. Over 1,620 Taxotere alopecia side-effects lawsuits are pending in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Taxotere complaints are filed on behalf of women who allege suffering permanent hair loss after taking the prescription chemotherapy drug to treat breast cancer. (In Re: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation–Taxotere Lawsuits MDL No. 2740)

“It is common for a court to establish a settlement program for pending cases, but in this instance, the judge wants to also identify Taxotere lawsuits that have not yet been filed,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is also a practicing attorney and an obstetrician/gynecologist.

The attorneys at Southern Med Law represent women in drug side-effect lawsuits such as Taxotere hair loss complaints and in cases involving defective medical devices that cause serious injuries. If you have suffered permanent hair loss or other chemotherapy side-effects after receiving the Taxotere chemotherapy drug, you can arrange for a free, no-obligation legal evaluation by calling Southern Med Law at 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information and news on Taxotere lawsuits and other prescription drug lawsuits.

U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt issued a Pretrial Order on September 7 for the Plaintiffs’ Settlement Committee, all law firms (and their co-counsel) and attorneys who have already filed Taxotere lawsuits and those who have lawsuits waiting to be transferred into the MDL, to identify “any and all individuals” with potential Taxotere permanent hair loss claims “who may be eligible to participate in any future resolution system.” Judge Engelhardt’s order also “strongly encouraged” voluntary participation of law firms and attorneys who have not yet filed Taxotere lawsuits to notify the court of their intentions to file a complaint so that “other claimants may have the opportunity to participate in any eventual resolution process.” (In Re: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation–Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits MDL No. 2740)

Taxotere (docetaxel) is used to treat locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer in women. The chemotherapy drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996 and was later approved to treat prostate cancer, stomach cancer and head and neck cancer. Taxotere is part of a family of cancer drugs known as Taxanes which blocks cancer cell growth by interfering with cell division. Taxanes are widely used as chemotherapy agents.

In addition to permanent hair loss, other adverse reactions to the Taxotere drug include constipation, anorexia, fluid retention, pain, nausea, vomiting, skin reactions, nail disorders, and infection, according to Taxotere’s prescribing information.

Women contend in their Taxotere lawsuits that Taxotere’s developer, Sanofi-Aventis and its subsidiaries, mislead women and their doctors about the safety of the chemotherapy drug. A Tennessee woman said in her recently filed Taxotere complaint that she was prescribed Taxotere in 2010 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The complaint stated the woman’s hair began to fall out but Taxotere’s warning label indicated that hair generally grows back. The woman said that she now has permanent hair loss, according to the complaint. (Taxotere Case No. 2:17-cv-07652, In Re: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation – Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits MDL No. 2740)

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuit

Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success. To speak to one of the firm’s Taxotere Hair Loss lawsuit attorneys for a FREE Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuit consultation please call 205-547-5525 or fill out the online form.

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