You may have heard that lawsuits are being filed because of the drug Taxotere. If you are a current or former cancer patient who was treated with this drug and suffered side effects because of it, you may be entitled to receive compensation.
The drug Taxotere is used to treat several types of cancer, including breast, stomach, lung, head, and neck. The manufacturer of this drug, Sanofi-Aventis, failed to disclose serious side effects that may be caused by treatment with Taxotere.
These side effects can have severe and lasting negative impacts on a patient’s life. This is true even after they have discontinued treatment with the drug. Lawsuits are being filed to pursue compensation for people who received Taxotere in their chemotherapy regimen and suffered dangerous side effects.
If you received the drug Taxotere as part of your cancer treatment, you may be at risk for canalicular stenosis. This is a serious condition that affects the eyes. Symptoms may include watery eyes and tears streaming down your face. If you suspect you may have this condition, begin by taking our online quiz to find out whether you may be eligible for compensation.
You can also call (800) 763-6155 to schedule a consultation with a Hotze Runkle PLLC Taxotere lawsuit attorney. We are ready to help you understand your options so you can make the best decision for your future.
What Happens Next?
After meeting with a Hotze Runkle PLLC lawyer for a free consultation, the next step is to receive medical care. Our attorneys will provide you with a referral to a physician. They will examine you to determine if you are suffering from canalicular stenosis. There will be no upfront fees during this time. In addition, there are no fees at all unless we recover compensation for you.
Our attorneys will collect and analyze all the evidence to build your case. We will handle everything so that you don’t have to think about the legal stuff while you’re working on healing your body. Hotze Runkle PLLC believes that your only job right now should be to focus on your recovery and moving forward from this difficult experience.
We’ll gather evidence that documents:
- How severe your symptoms are
- Whether your injury caused permanent impairment or disability
- That Taxotere caused your symptoms
- How your injury has impacted your quality of life
- The total costs you have incurred due to your diagnosis
- The extent of psychological injuries you may have suffered, such as anxiety or depression
Your attorney may also use testimony from medical expert witnesses in building your case. We know how to successfully take on Big Pharma to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Before we file a lawsuit on your behalf, we will have sent a demand letter to Sanofi outlining our case and advising them what dollar amount we demand to settle any claims you have against their company. That demand will include compensation for your Taxotere-related losses, such as:
- Medical expenses you have already incurred to treat your Taxotere side effects
- Future medical expenses
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
After Sanofi receives the demand letter, they might make a settlement offer. If you and your attorney decide that the offer meets your needs, you might not need to file a lawsuit. However, if Sanofi won’t provide sufficient funds to cover your past losses and future medical expenses, you and your attorney will likely decide to file a lawsuit and take them to court.
Filing a Lawsuit
When a lawsuit is filed, the injured party, the plaintiff, files a Complaint with the court that specifies all the details of the case. This will include the plaintiff’s background, their medical condition, how they came to be injured, and that they believe the defendant is liable for their losses. The Complaint will be accompanied by evidence to support the allegations it makes. The Complaint will also specify the relief requested by the plaintiff by saying how much money they demand.
The Complaint and a Summons will be served upon the defendant. The defendant will have a specific time to Answer the Complaint.
Once the Answer has been filed, the discovery phase of the lawsuit begins. During this phase, both parties request information from each other through Interrogatories, Requests for Production, and depositions.
Depositions take place in an informal setting and provide an opportunity for one party’s lawyer to question the other party under oath to learn more about the opposition’s theory of the case and any other information they can unearth through questioning.
Each side will build its case using the evidence obtained through the investigation and through discovery. There may be settlement discussions during this time. If a settlement is not reached, the case proceeds to trial.
At trial, both sides present their cases to a judge or jury who will determine who is at fault. If the other party is determined to be at fault for your injury, the judge or jury will also determine the amount of compensation that they are required to provide to you.
How Long Will My Taxotere Lawsuit Take?
Hotze Runkle PLLC understands that you may be seeking a quick resolution in your case. This is completely understandable. After all, you have been through enough already before getting to this point. However, it may take years for a Taxotere case to resolve.
No two cases are alike. Because of this, there is not a set amount of time associated with pursuing compensation for a Taxotere injury. During your initial consultation, our attorneys will be able to help you understand more about the timeline you may expect before your case runs its course.
Contact Hotze Runkle PLLC Today
If you have been harmed by the side effects of chemotherapy treatment with Taxotere, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation. You should discuss your case with an experienced Taxotere injury attorney from Hotze Runkle PLLC as soon as possible. We are helping thousands of people from around the country get justice for unnecessary injuries caused by Big Pharma.