Chemo Drug Taxotere® Linked to Permanent Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients

Taxotere® (docetaxel) is prescribed to cancer patients by inhibiting the growth of the cancer cells. Only a medical care professional can administer the drug. The amount of dosage, as well as the frequency, are determined by the level of the disease’s progression and severity, typically over the course of a few weeks.

Hair Loss & Other Side Effects

There are known side effects from using Taxotere. Before receiving a prescription, patients are required to disclose a full medical history, including allergies, heart problems, lung problems, and blood pressure problems. The ingredients used in the drug may aggravate these conditions.

Other known side effects of Taxotere include the following:

  • Weakness
  • Light-headed feeling
  • Nausea
  • Fever and chills
  • Swelling of the ankles and feet
  • Redness, swelling, and irritation at the injection site

Patients were told that taking Taxotere may cause them to experience temporary hair loss. However, some recent reports have found that the temporary hair loss experienced may actually be permanent. Patients have been asking their doctors questions, “When will my hair grow back?” with little to no response. McGartland Law Firm, LLC is here to provide those individuals with a voice and help them find the answers they need.

Should I Hire an Attorney?

At McGarltand Law Firm, PLLC, our dangerous drugs lawyer has over 25 years of experience fighting to obtain justice for those who have been wronged. We can look closer into your case to determine who was responsible for causing you harm. Doctors may have known about the risk but failed to warn you, their patient, and breaching your trust. Or, the drug manufacturers knew about the risks but failed to disclose this to you. We are ready to help you!

Michael P. McGartland is our lead attorney and is Board-Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We have helped thousands of clients find rightful compensation.

Call today at (817) 332-9300 and get a top-rated lawyer on your case today!

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