What is Taxotere?
Taxotere (generic name: docetaxel) is a chemotherapy drug that is commonly used to treat breast cancer. It is also used to treat other forms of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer, stomach cancer, head and neck cancer, and metastatic prostate cancer. The drug is administered intravenously to prevent cancer cells from growing and dividing.
How is Taxotere defective?
Many cancer patients are prepared for temporary hair loss (a condition known as alopecia) when undergoing chemotherapy treatments, but expect their hair to come back after they have completed their chemotherapy treatments. However many patients who were treated with Taxotere or docetaxel have experienced permanent or persistent hair loss, lasting months or years after chemotherapy.
Our attorneys are currently investigating cases of patients who have suffered permanent or persistent hair loss that may be linked to the use of Taxotere or docetaxel.
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