Taxotere & Hair Loss Lawsuits
Taxotere is the most widely prescribed drug in its class. It is used to treat the majority of breast cancer patients in the United States. The appeal is that unlike other chemotherapy drugs, Taxotere can be administered once every three weeks, as opposed to weekly. This allows patients greater freedom and fewer trips to the doctor. However, it is not considered to be more effective than other drugs in its class.
While most cancer survivors value their lives other their hair, living with the permanent side effect of hair loss can be both emotionally and physically challenging. Instead of complete baldness, many Taxotere patients are left with patchy, irregular hair growth that can impact self-esteem and quality of life.