Experienced Injury Attorneys Fighting for Patients with Taxotere Alopecia
Chemotherapy drugs are bitter medicines. These powerful drugs nearly bring cancer patients to the brink of death in order to save their lives.
Taxotere Can Cause Permanent Hair Loss
One of the many side effects of chemotherapy is alopecia, or hair loss. Most chemo therapy-related alopecia is temporary. Hair begins to grow back once the patient stops taking the drugs. Hair loss is permanent, however, in many patients who take a chemotherapy drug called Taxotere. This drug can result in permanent loss of all body hair, including eyelashes and eyebrows.
At the law offices of Salter Ferguson, LLC in Birmingham, attorneys Karen Salter and Carmen Ferguson represent people who developed permanent alopecia after taking Taxotere. If you or a member of your family lost his or her hair after taking this chemotherapy drug, please contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case, answer your questions and explain your legal rights and options.
Attorney Karen Salter is a registered nurse who once managed a hospital. Her daughter and law partner, attorney Carmen Ferguson, is a former insurance adjuster who knows how hard insurance companies work to avoid paying damages to injury victims. Together, they have more than 30 years of legal experience and an impressive record of success.
In 1996, the FDA approved the use of Taxotere for the treatment of breast cancer. Later, the drug was used to treat head and neck cancer, gastric cancer, prostate cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. The drug label has always warned of the possibility of hair loss, but originally did not mention that the hair loss could be permanent. The FDA issued a warning about this troubling side effect in 2015 and a boxed warning was added to the drug’s packaging.
Taxol is an equally effective chemotherapy drug that has a much smaller risk of causing permanent hair loss, but requires up to three times as many treatments. Some patients say their doctors never gave them the choice of an alternative to Taxotere.
The attorneys of Salter Ferguson have a history of success in mass tort litigation involving dangerous and defective drugs and medical devices. You can depend on them for quality representation and personal service throughout the case. Your phone calls and emails will be answered properly. You will be kept up to date on developments in your case. Most of all, when you hire Salter Ferguson, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your case is being handled by two skilled and successful attorneys who are fighting diligently to obtain maximum financial compensation for the damages you have suffered.
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