Recovering Compensation After a Taxotere Injury
Taxotere (docetaxel) is a chemotherapy drug used to treat certain types of cancer, including breast and lung cancer. It works by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Unfortunately, while the drug has been found to be effective in treating many types of cancers, it can also cause serious side effects, such as hair loss and an increased risk of developing other types of cancers.
Permanent Hair Loss
Studies have shown that when compared with other chemotherapy drugs, Taxotere causes more severe hair loss than other chemotherapeutic agents as well as prostate, stomach, and other cancers. In fact, some studies have reported up to 90 percent permanent alopecia after treatment for some patients using this drug. In addition to causing permanent baldness, the drug has also been linked to an increased risk of developing other types of cancers, including bladder cancer, leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Discussing the Potential Risks
Patients who are considering using Taxotere should discuss the potential risks associated with this treatment with their healthcare provider. It is important to note that while the drug is effective in treating certain types of cancers, the long-term risks may outweigh the benefits in some cases. If patients do choose to use this chemotherapy drug, it is important for them to be aware of any changes in hair growth or the development of new skin lesions that could indicate a secondary cancer diagnosis.
Patients should also follow up regularly with their doctor after completing chemotherapy treatments. The side effects mentioned here are only a few of the many potential risks associated with the drug; it is important to speak with your doctor about all potential side effects before beginning chemotherapy and to be carefully monitored throughout your chemotherapy treatment and afterward.
Lawyers Can Help You Recover Compensation After Taking Taxotere
If you have experienced permanent hair loss, or any other side effects from using this defective drug, you may be entitled to financial compensation. There are lawsuit filings against the manufacturer alleging that they failed to adequately warn patients of the potential risks associated with its use. A lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and explore your options for recovering damages related to your experience. An attorney can also provide guidance on how best to proceed with a claim against the drug’s manufacturer and walk you through the entire process, so that you receive just compensation for your suffering.
Olinde Law Firm
If you have been affected by Taxotere, call Olinde Law Firm for free advice. We can be reached at (800) 587-1889 or online. By consulting an experienced lawyer, those who have been adversely affected by their use of the chemotherapy drug can ensure they get the justice they deserve. If you wish to schedule a free case review, our legal team can examine your case, answer your questions, and provide you with advice on how to achieve the compensation you deserve.