- Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the federal litigation involving permanent hair loss or ‘alopecia’ claims associated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere (generic: docetaxel) have been ordered to identify all claimants in anticipation of a potential settlement offer.Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered permanent hair loss, balding or alopecia as a side effect of Taxotere chemotherapy, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
September 18, 2017 – A Pretrial Order (PDF) issued earlier this month by the federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana stated that plaintiffs’ attorneys must identify all potential claimants who may be “eligible to participate in any future resolution system.”
Additionally, the court advised all parties to immediately notify it of any new individuals whom may have potential claims from Taxotere, whether or not they have filed a lawsuit, as notification of all potential actions is a requirement of settlement negotiations.
The Taxotere multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2740) now includes nearly 1,300 permanent hair loss lawsuits, which are pending before Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Engelhardt has appointed a Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Executive Committee in order to “facilitate efficient management of the Plaintiffs’ case.”
Bellwether trials in the litigation are scheduled to begin in September 2018, according to the Louisiana Record. These trials are common in large, complex litigation, and often involve lawsuits representative of other cases pending in the proceedings. They are intended to gauge the strength of plaintiffs’ claims, and often provide insight into how juries might react to similar questions of fact.
Do I Have a Taxotere Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Taxotere lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new alopecia cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you lost hair and it never grew back after undergoing chemotherapy with Taxotere, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.