Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits Move Towards Bellwether Trials


Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits Allege Women Who Are Prescribed The Taxotere Chemotherapy Drug To Treat Breast Cancer Experience Permanent Hair Loss.

taxotere lawsuit taxotere hair-loss-lawsuit side effects hair lossFederal juries for Taxotere hair loss lawsuits may hear more testimony on Taxotere’s alopecia side-effects. The testimony would be heard due to the managing judge’s recently proposed order for four additional bellwether trials. More than 1,400 Taxotere lawsuits centralized in the Eastern District of Louisiana are pending against Taxotere’s developer Sanofi-Aventis over its chemotherapy drug. Women who were prescribed the drug to treat breast cancer allege they suffered permanent hair loss and disfigurement due to Sanofi-Aventis and its subsidiaries failing to adequately disclose Taxotere’s alopecia side effects to doctors and their patients. (In Re: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation – Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits MDL No. 2740)

“While each of the 1,400 plaintiffs were prescribed Taxotere at different times, the women all allege that they permanently lost their hair after taking the chemotherapy drug,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is also a practicing attorney and an obstetrician/gynecologist.

Southern Med Law represents women in drug side-effect lawsuits such as Taxotere hair loss complaints and in cases. 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 for more information and news on Taxotere lawsuits and other prescription drug lawsuits.

In a Case Management Order (CMO) issued August 29, U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt suggested four more bellwether trial dates on:

• January 28, 2019
• April 8, 2019
• July 15, 2019
• November 4, 2019

Judge Engelhardt directed attorneys for plaintiffs and defendants to submit proposed CMOs for each of the four additional trials at a later date. Both sides have selected 10 potential cases for bellwether trials with the first trial scheduled to begin on September 24, 2018. Cases for bellwether trials serve as test cases to help plaintiffs, defendants and the court determine the outcome of future trials. Depending on the outcomes, the parties may consider settling similar lawsuits pending in litigation. (In Re: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation – Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits MDL No. 2740)

Taxotere (docetaxel) is a medication used to treat locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer in women whose previous chemotherapy treatments failed. Taxotere was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996. The drug’s use was later expanded to treat prostate cancer, stomach cancer and head and neck cancer. Taxotere is part of a family of drugs known as Taxanes which interfere with cell growth and the spread of cancer cells in the body. Patients taking Taxotere reported side effects that include permanent hair loss (also known as alopecia), gastrointestinal bleeding, infections, nausea and vomiting, anemia, and skin reactions.

Plaintiffs in Taxotere lawsuits maintain Sanofi-Aventis failed to warn doctors and their patients that hair loss would be permanent after taking a Taxotere chemotherapy treatment. A lawsuit recently filed in the Taxotere multidistrict litigation in Louisiana alleges that a Tennessee woman who was prescribed Taxotere in 2010 lost her hair after taking the chemotherapy drug. According to the complaint, Taxotere’s warning label did not mention alopecia risks and only said that hair “generally grows back,” the lawsuit said. The woman said in her complaint that her hair has not grown back. (Taxotere Lawsuit No. 2:17-cv-07652, In Re: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation–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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