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Taxotere Side Effects Help Prompt Formation of “A Head of Our Time”

by John Gomez | Last Updated: May 19, 2016

Cancer does not discriminate.  This is a reality that no one can refute.  Despite the fact that cancer can attack anyone, how people react to it or to the treatment of cancer can differ greatly among individuals.  For instance, one of the common side effects of chemotherapy drugs is the temporary loss of hair.  Hair loss tends to affect women differently than men.  If hair loss was permanent, it could have a profound impact on someone’s life.  Unfortunately, Taxotere side effects have led to allegations of permanent hair loss.  Taxotere is a popular chemotherapy medication.  These alleged Taxotere side effects have had such an effect that they have led to the formation of a group of women known as “A Head of Our Time.”

About A Head of Our Time

A Head of Our Time is a group of people who have banded together to help each other through permanent hair loss that resulted from chemotherapy.  The home page for the group can be found at this link.  The group’s Web site specifically mentions alleged Taxotere side effects on its home page and states that the group is home to many people, women in particular, who believe that they have suffered as a result of using this medication.  In fact, Taxotere is mentioned many times throughout the Web site as it relates to permanent hair loss.

Why A Head of Our Time Is Important

A Head of Our Time is important because it provides people who are suffering with a place to gather and vent and to understand and support each other.  A report was published a few years ago that looked into ways to treat chemotherapy-induced hair loss.  Among the findings and facts reported in this study were the following:

  • Nearly two-thirds of people who undergo chemotherapy will suffer from some form of hair loss.
  • Nearly one-half of women consider hair loss to be the most traumatic aspect of chemotherapy.
  • Eight percent of women would decline chemotherapy because of their fear of hair loss.

A link to the report can be found here.  It may give anyone who reads it a better idea of why a group such as A Head of Our Time would form.  In short, they feel that they have been wronged and they are finding ways to strongly cope with their unexpected permanent hair loss.

What is commonly alleged when someone tells their tale of Taxotere side effects is that the drug’s manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis, either knew or should have known about the potential for women to suffer from permanent hair loss as a result of using this medication.  However, allegations by those who claim to suffer from Taxotere side effects and allegations made in active Taxotere lawsuits state that the manufacturer did know about this potential problems and did not properly inform the American public of the risks.

Taxotere Side Effects – Your Potential Options

If you or someone you love has suffered from Taxotere side effects, you should know that there are groups out there like A Head of Our Time that can help.  You should also know that you may have legal rights and options that need to be explored and analyzed.  If you find yourself in this difficult situation, contact a Taxotere lawyer with the Gomez Trial Attorneys today to schedule a free initial consultation.


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