Taxotere Settlement Loans
Taxotere, also known as docetaxel anhydrous, is a chemotherapy drug made by the company Sanofi-Aventis. It is commonly used to treat breast cancer that is not responding to other treatments. It is also used to treat other cancers such as neck, stomach, prostate, and non small-cell lung cancer. Like other chemotherapy drugs, it works by making it so the cancer cells cannot reproduce.
Side effects of Taxotere have become common. They include hair loss (which can be permanent), neutropenia (low white blood cell count), pain, fatigue, numbness, nausea and vomiting, and many others. If you have a Taxotere settlement and are in need of legal funding. Call Uplift Legal Funding at (800) 385-3660 today to learn more about Taxotere settlement loans.
Taxotere Lawsuit Background
Taxotere was patented back in 1986 and approved in 1995 for medical use. It was later approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996 to be used in combination with certain other drugs.
Since it is most commonly used to treat breast cancer, lawsuits filed have been because of side effects of the drug. These suits have been filed by survivors or the victims’ families. When the drug was first used, the company did not list any of the side effects. Suits also alleged the drug was falsely marketed as more effective than others.
Enough lawsuits were filed that in October 2016 a multi-district litigation (MDL) was formed for all the suits. Within six months there were almost 1,000 lawsuits filed and that number has nearly doubled since then.
What are the Side Effects of Taxotere
Women are filing lawsuits, claiming Sanofi failed to disclose alopecia (hair loss) as a possible side effect. There are other problems with the drug too:
- hepatotoxicity and toxic deaths
- neutropenia (low white blood cells)
- edema (fluid retention)
- low platelet counts
- hypersensitivity reactions
How Much is my Taxotere Settlement Worth?
Sadly, unlike other cases, there is no precedent set yet. These cases are relatively new, having only been filed in 2016. One thing in platiniffs’ favor is that there aren’t a whole lot of them yet. As of November 2017, there are less than 2,000 patients. While this is expected to go up, this may not become a 10,000+ plaintiff MDL. That means if a settlement happens, there will be fewer people to divide the money amongst. That could mean large payoffs to you.
How Long Until My Taxotere Lawsuit Settles?
Well, this is the bad news. Insurance companies benefit by not paying a lot of money right away. If clients get desperate for money, they may accept small, unfair offers. MDL cases can take a while. While some have been known to settle in a matter of months, but many stretch on for years. That’s years, plural.
But the fact is you have bills to pay. You can’t wait years to get paid. How can you pay off your bill collectors when you’re probably still recovering from cancer? That’s where Uplift comes into play. We can consider your case and try to get you funding up front. To get more information and start the process, fill out our online application.
Qualifying For Taxotere Settlement Loans With Uplift Legal Funding
If you have taken Taxotere and experienced one or more of the side effects, Uplift might be able to get you funding. A few other things you will need:
- you must have an attorney representing you
- you must be 18 years old
If these all describe you, give us a call today and we’ll review your case. Uplift offers among the best rates in the industry. We rank very high in customer service. Call Uplift at (800) 385-3660 today or complete our application to get the process started. You could have money within 48 hours!