Drug

Taxotere

Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug most commonly used to treat breast cancer. Though Taxotere helps to save lives, it can cause a permanent form of hair loss that may change them forever. Taxotere side effects also include kidney damage, fluid retention, and toxic death.

Introduced

1998

Treats

Breast cancer

Side Effects

Alopecia

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A photo of a woman holding a hairbrush, representing Taxotere hair loss lawsuits doubling in 2017.

Taxotere Lawsuits More Than Double in 2017

Ashley Lombardo · September 13, 2017

The number of Taxotere lawsuits pending in federal court has more than doubled in 2017, almost tripling since 2016.

Legal Developments
An illustration of a comb with a lot of hair, caused by Taxotere hair loss.

Woman Takes Action Against Taxotere for Hair Loss Side Effect

Ashley Lombardo · October 3, 2016

Manufacturers didn't inform patients about the chemotherapy drug Taxotere's permanent hair loss risk. Ami Dodson took action and filed a lawsuit.

Legal Developments