Taxotere, or docetaxel anhydrous, is a chemotherapy drug. Made by Sanofi-Aventis, it is primarily used for the treatment of breast cancer that hasn’t responded to other regimens. Other uses include the treatment of cancers in the neck, stomach and prostate, as well as non small-cell lung cancer. In any application, Taxotere is designed to halt the reproduction of cancer cells.
Known side effects of this powerful medication include but are not limited to hair loss (which is sometimes permanent), low white blood cell count, achiness, lethargy, numbness, and nausea and vomiting.
If you sued because your oncologist prescribed Taxotere and you suffered permanent hair loss or other injuries from its use, and you need money while your case is pending, we are here to help. Just give us a call or fill out the online application to get financial relief in the form of Taxotere settlement funding.
Taxotere’s legal history…
It is now more than 30 years since Taxotere was patented, and more than 20 years since it was approved for medical use alone and in combination with other drugs.
Since its introduction as a breast cancer drug, patients and their loved ones have filed numerous lawsuits. Initially these civil complaints alleged that the drug maker didn’t provide any warnings about potential side effects at all. In other suits, plaintiffs alleged that the drug maker made misleading claims about Taxotere’s efficacy.
So many people filed lawsuits that they met the criteria for multi-district litigation (MDL) in October 2016and again in 2018. MDL allows one judge to preside over similar cases, thereby streamlining judicial processes. More than 11,000 Taxotere lawsuits were pending as of April 2019.
The significant side effects of Taxotere
Most Taxotere lawsuits allege that Sanofi knew but failed to disclose that Taxotere could cause alopecia (hair loss). However, permanent hair loss is not the only significant side effect. Others include:
- Hepatotoxicity and toxic deaths
- Neutropenia (low white blood cells)
- Edema (fluid retention)
- Low blood platelet counts
- Allergic reactions
How much is my Taxotere settlement worth?
This depends on several factors including the specific circumstances of your case, including the extent of the injuries and suffering incurred. Another significant factor that is usually taken into account is the settlement amount in similar cases. Unfortunately, the first four Taxotere cases weren’t slated to go to trial until this year (2019) and no settlement amounts have been announced in any of them.
How long will it take to settle my Taxotere lawsuit?
It’s hard to predict how long it will take to resolve any civil lawsuit. Numerous factors including the case type and backlogs in court dockets can cause lawsuits to drag on for months or even years. This often plays into the insurance companies’ hands because plaintiffs who grow tired of waiting for settlements or are in desperate need of money will often accept smaller settlement amounts.
However, there is another option. If you need money while awaiting resolution of your Taxotere lawsuit, we may be able to provide you with legal funding in the form of cash in advance of your settlement. If you’re approved, you’ll get the money you need to help cover day-to-day expenses or medical costs.
Our application process is quick and easy. To get started, all you have to do is complete our online application or give us a call.
Are you eligible for Taxotere settlement funding?
We may be able to help you get the money you need while your Taxotere lawsuit is pending if:
- You have taken Taxotere and experienced one or more of the side effects
- You are at least 18
- You are represented by an attorney and have filed a lawsuit
If you meet these criteria and you need cash to help you make ends meet, don’t accept a settlement for less than you deserve. Contact us to see if you qualify for Taxotere settlement funding today.
Oasis provides pre-settlement funding, also known as consumer litigation funding, to its customers through different products depending on their state of residence or cause of action. Many consumers will be provided pre-settlement funding in the form of a purchase agreement, which assigns a portion of the pending proceeds from their legal claim. Other consumers, such as those in CO, IL, MN, MO, SC, WI and some OK residents, will be offered a funding in the form of a pre-settlement loan, sometimes referred to as a lawsuit loan. These transactions have important differences, therefore, consumers should carefully review and be aware of the type of transaction that is offered to them by any funding company.