Chemo Hair Loss Lawsuits

There were 33 hair loss lawsuits filed in 16 federal courts across the country in October 2016. Hair loss after chemo results to patients having a dissatisfaction of their physical appearance and body image. The percentage of the dissatisfaction increases in patients who suffer from irreversible alopecia which is a possible condition you may get after going through chemotherapy. Down below are lawsuits in which were filed because of their alopecia

Case #1: Kimberly Free and Sanofi-Aventis, et al.

Kimberly Free filed another dispute against Sanofi on April 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Nthern District of Texas. In October f 2012 to February 2013, Kimberly was treated with docetaxel to fight off her breast cancer. More than three years have passed since she finished her treatment but her hair still didn’t grow back. This lead to Kimberly having low self-esteem issues that has also caused her immense distress.

According to Free, the defendants have concealed the existence of the studies from the regulators, doctors, and patients hat proved the risk. Kimberly Free holds the company liable for negligence, breach of warranty, failure to warn, fraudulent concealment and misrepresentation. fraud and deceit. Learn more about Taxotere Lawsuit on medslawsuit.com.

Case #2: Ami Dodsen Alopecia Case

Ami Dodson’s case was one of the first permanent hair loss lawsuits filed against the manufacturer of Taxotere. Ami was diagnosed with breast cancer on March 3, 2010, according to court documents presented in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Ami underwent a mastectomy in other words a breast surgery. After her surgery Ami had to choose her chemotherapy regimen but little did she and her doctor know about the risk of long-lasting alopecia.
After her treatment was over, Ami’s hair never grew back that left her with a lifelong disfigurement filled with emotional challenges and struggles. Ami claims that the company only gave her a vague warning about the risk of baldness but didn’t mention that it could be irreversible.

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