Taxotere® Chemotherapy & Permanent Alopecia (Hair Loss)
While temporary hair loss is to be expected with chemotherapy, some women who have undergone Taxotere® (docetaxel) chemotherapy have experienced permanent hair loss, or alopecia. If you or someone you love was diagnosed with Stage 1, 2, or 3 breast cancer after 2005 and suffered permanent hair loss after undergoing chemotherapy, Crumley Roberts is here to help. We are currently investigating alopecia lawsuits related to Taxotere® chemotherapy for women.
At Crumley Roberts, we know you are going through one of the most difficult times of your life. Our Taxotere lawyers are here to fully protect your interests as we seek compensation for your injuries. Alopecia can affect body image, self-esteem, and quality of life. After going through so much already in battling cancer, you deserve to have someone on your side who is prepared to stand up for your rights. At Crumley Roberts, we care like family, listen to learn and do what's right.
Standing Up for Those Who Cannot Stand Up for Themselves
Chemotherapy patients who experience hair loss can typically expect to have it grow back within 3-6 months after treatment is complete, but breast cancer survivors have reported permanent hair loss in increasing numbers since the mid-2000s. Taxane chemotherapy drugs, such as Taxotere®, have been linked to this permanent hair loss:
- An Annals of Oncology study suggested that taxane chemotherapy drugs “seem to be responsible” for severe and permanent female hair loss.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Taxotere® drug label update in December of 2015 warning doctors and patients of the possibility of permanent alopecia.
Cancer patients and survivors who are in remission should not have to deal with the lasting effects of permanent hair loss. Our attorneys believe in helping patients who underwent Taxotere® chemotherapy, not only to improve their quality of life but also to hold at-fault parties accountable so future patients do not experience the same side effects. We believe in standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves, and when it comes to lawsuits filed against large, multinational drug companies, we use our resources and experience to seek justice.
Contact Crumley Roberts at (828) 597-0163 to speak with a caring member of our staff about your potential legal rights and options.