4265 San Felipe # 1000
Houston, TX 77027


Taxotere and Permanent Hair Loss: Why the Manufacturers have Dirt on Their Hands


Table of Contents

It’s difficult to go through life without being touched by cancer in some capacity, whether you are personally struck by the disease or have a loved one or friend who is. A cancer diagnosis is both devastating and life-altering. Cancer steals time and leaves scars, both visible and invisible. The treatments can sometimes feel worse than the disease and can include side effects ranging from fatigue to pain to nausea and vomiting and so much more.

One particularly devastating side effect is hair loss. While hair loss is devastating to both men and women, it is particularly difficult for women. The psychosocial effects associated with hair loss can include depression, anxiety, poor body image, low self-esteem, and poor self-image.

It is assumed that once treatment ends, hair will regrow. For many women, this is unfortunately not the case. Taxotere (docetaxel) is an intravenous injection manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis. It is primarily used to treat breast cancer and is a popular treatment option because of its convenient injection schedule. However, one of the side effects of Taxotere can be permanent hair loss, also known as alopecia. In fact, many women did not see hair regrowth for more than ten years after completing their treatment.

I’m sure you can imagine how utterly devastating such a side effect would be. You’ve won your battle with cancer, and all you want to do is go back to your life pre-diagnosis. Yet, now, you have a constant reminder of all the pain and suffering you endured by the lack of hair for the rest of your life.

What is truly reprehensible about all of this is that the manufacturer has known about this side effect for years, allegedly since the 1990s.  Yet, this side effect was hidden from patients and their families in order to boost sales and make a profit. You know you have a problem when the makers of a drug are more interested in the dollar than in helping already suffering patients.  Cancer is horrible enough. Why prolong the suffering? Luckily, the attorneys of Reich & Binstock are here to represent you in the Taxotere lawsuit 2021. Call our Houston office today at 713-622-7271.

Contact Us For a Free Legal Consultation

There is never a fee unless we recover on your behalf.
Additionally, clients are not obligated to pay expenses if a recovery is not made.

Contact Us
*By clicking submit, you are providing express consent to be contacted by SMS, possibly using automated technology to the number you provided. If at any time you wish to opt-out of communication, please reply "STOP". Text "HELP" for help. Message frequency may vary. Message/data rates may apply. Submission of this form does not authorize the purchase of goods, services, or products. See the privacy policy/Terms and Conditions on the webpage.