Taxotere (docetaxel) is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Taxotere is usually used to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, an head/neck cancers.
Taxotere is administered intravenously through a vein, and is a member of a family of drugs called taxanes. However, there are serious problems and devastating potential side effects caused through the use of Taxotere.
While chemotherapy is known to cause hair loss, Taxotere warnings fail to indicate that these hair loss problems are often permanent. In fact, inaccurate and misleading information was provided to women and the medical community stating that hair loss from Taxotere usually grows back. However, many women using the drug have had a different outcome.
This failure to adequately warn patients about their permanent hairloss has deprived patients the ability to choose an alternative chemotherapy drug that could be more effective without the long lasting side effects. In fact, had the drug company warned, most women would obviously choose an alternative.
If you or someone you love has experienced permanent hair loss from using the drug Taxotere, there is an opportunity to collect compensation for damages. Contact The Law Offices of Bobby Garcia for a free, confidential case evaluation. We’re here to help you get what you deserve.