Gibbs Law Group Files Federal Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuit on Behalf of Breast Cancer Survivor

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gibbs Law Group has filed a federal lawsuit against Sanofi-Aventis
alleging that the company failed to warn breast cancer patients that
they may experience permanent, disfiguring hair loss, or alopecia,
following the use of its Taxotere (docetaxel) chemotherapy product.

The complaint alleges that the defendants were aware, based on multiple
studies and physician’s reports, that patients who took Taxotere could
experience permanent disfiguring hair loss, and that the company warned
doctors, patients, and regulatory agencies in other countries of the
risk, but withheld the information from patients and doctors in the
United States. The complaint also alleges that Sanofi-Aventis did not
inform women that they had an alternative option to treat with Taxol, a
less potent and equally effective chemotherapy drug.

“When a manufacturer chooses not to provide full disclosure of the
potential risks of a medication, it deprives doctors and patients from
making informed decisions about what drug is right for them, and as a
result, people suffer injuries unnecessarily,” said Karen Menzies, one
of the lead attorneys litigating the case and a co-chair of the American
Association for Justice Taxotere Litigation group. “We believe that in
the case of Taxotere, patients and doctors were not adequately informed
as to side effects associated with the medication, and many women have
suffered serious disfigurement as a result.”

Individuals who suffer from permanent alopecia or hair loss after
receiving Taxotere and would like to learn more about our Taxotere
hair loss lawsuit
and their legal rights may contact Gibbs Law Group
at (888) 445-7167. Our attorneys pride themselves on being there for our
clients at every stage of the litigation, from intake through verdict or

About Gibbs Law Group

Gibbs Law Group attorneys have more than twenty years of experience
successfully representing people injured by some of the nation’s largest
and most powerful corporations. Our attorneys have recovered millions of
dollars on behalf of injured clients in litigation against drug

Lead attorney Karen
Barth Menzies
has over two decades of experience representing
clients in pharmaceutical injury lawsuits, with a particular focus on
litigation concerning women’s health. She has been appointed by courts
throughout the country to serve in leadership positions in some of the
largest pharmaceutical personal injury cases, and has testified before
FDA advisory boards as well as the California State Legislature on drug
safety issues and manufacturer misconduct.

Our firm is currently litigating a number of cases involving women’s
health issues, including lawsuits on behalf of women injured by Essure
permanent birth control
. We have previously represented women in
lawsuits involving Yaz birth control, transvaginal mesh, and Mirena.


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