Taxotere® (docetaxel) is an intravenous chemotherapy drug used to treat various types of cancer. However, it has also been linked to serious, potentially permanent, eye damage and vision loss, including watery eyes and blocked tear ducts.
If you suffered eye damage after being treated with Taxotere, you may be eligible to pursue compensation through a lawsuit. Learn more about your legal options today during a free case review.
Breaking News: Chemo Drug Taxotere Linked to Severe Eye Damage
The chemotherapy drug Taxotere, which is the brand name of docetaxel, has been linked to a range of potential eye injuries and vision problems, like teary eyes and obstructed tear ducts. Some of these eye side effects may be permanent or require surgical intervention to correct.
Taxotere lawsuits filed against Sanofi-Aventis, the maker of the drug, claim that the product label allegedly doesn’t adequately warn patients about the potential for irreversible eye injuries or advise patients with side effects to seek immediate treatment or risk permanent damage.
What Is Taxotere?
Taxotere is the brand name for the intravenous chemotherapy drug docetaxel. This drug belongs to a class of drugs known as taxanes, which work by slowing the growth of cancerous cells.
Taxotere is used to treat several types of cancer, including:
- Breast cancer
- Head or neck cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach cancer
Although Taxotere can be used to treat various cancers, it’s commonly used in the treatment of breast cancer.
Unfortunately, scientific research shows that Taxotere may cause a variety of serious, potentially permanent side effects, ranging from long-term health risks to eye injuries and vision impairment.
Taxotere Side Effects
The physical and emotional stress that people with cancer face during treatment is hard enough. After treatment, these patients should be able to thrive — but Taxotere has been linked to a range of debilitating side effects, particularly in regards to vision.
Taxotere eye side effects may include:
- Blocked tear ducts (nasolacrimal duct obstruction)
- Blurred vision
- Dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis)
- Excessive tearing or watery eyes (epiphora)
- Eye irritation or itchiness
- Increased eye “floaters”
- Loss of vision
- Permanent eye damage
- Stenosis or narrowing of the tear ducts
- Surgical intervention
- Swollen eyelids
- Tears streaming down the face
If you experienced any vision changes after receiving Taxotere chemotherapy treatment, consult a physician as soon as possible.
Not only can the side effects of Taxotere impact visual function and interfere with daily activities like reading or driving, they can also affect a person’s self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and ability to return to a normal life after cancer treatment.
Additionally, eye damage and vision loss may have steep economic costs, due to loss of employment or inability to work.
If you or a loved one survived cancer but now suffer eye damage from Taxotere, you may be entitled to compensation from a Taxotere lawsuit. Contact Sokolove Law today to learn more.
Are You Eligible to File a Taxotere Lawsuit?
You may be eligible to file a Taxotere lawsuit if you or your loved one:
- Received Taxotere or docetaxel chemotherapy drugs
- Suffered vision loss or eye damage (like watery eyes or blocked tear ducts) after treatment
If you have a case, our experienced lawyers can help you navigate the legal process and pursue a Taxotere settlement on your behalf.
Not Sure If You’re Eligible?
During a free, no-obligation case review, a member of our team can listen to your story and let you know what your legal options may be.
How to File a Taxotere Lawsuit
Filing a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind when you or your loved one are already battling cancer and dealing with the unexpected side effects of chemotherapy treatment. But with experienced legal help, you can leave the legal legwork to the lawyers and focus on your health and family.
If you become a client of Sokolove Law, our Taxotere lawsuit lawyers can handle every step of the legal process for you — at no out-of-pocket cost to you or your family.
Though every case differs, this process usually includes your Taxotere lawyer and legal team:
- Seeing if you qualify to take legal action during a free case review
- Collecting all of the evidence and testimony to build your case
- Filing the Taxotere drug lawsuit within state-specific deadlines
- Pursuing compensation in the form of a Taxotere settlement or verdict
Over the last 40+ years, our nationwide network of attorneys have recovered over $1.5 Billion for clients suffering from the side effects of dangerous drugs.
Taxotere Lawsuit Settlements and Verdicts
In general, Taxotere lawsuits may provide compensation to patients experiencing eye side effects in one of the following ways:
- Taxotere settlement: You and your legal team may be able to negotiate with the defendant and determine an amount of compensation for your injuries, potentially before the case is heard in court.
- Taxotere verdict: If a Taxotere settlement can’t be reached, the case may then go to trial, where a judge and jury can hear your claim and decide the outcome of your case in a verdict.
As of February 2022, Taxotere litigation is still pending. There have been no Taxotere lawsuit payouts to date.
Get Help Pursuing Justice and Compensation With Sokolove Law
If you or your loved one suffered eye damage after being treated with Taxotere, you may be able to pursue justice and compensation through a Taxotere lawsuit — and Sokolove Law may be able to help.
As a national law firm, Sokolove Law has:
- Over 40 years of experience helping thousands of families seek justice for their injuries
- Offices with licensed attorneys in nearly every state, allowing us to help clients nationwide
- The resources and reach to hold powerful companies like Sanofi-Aventis accountable
- Recovered over $1.5 Billion for clients affected by dangerous drugs across the country
Working with our Taxotere lawsuit lawyers won’t cost you anything out of pocket, and there’s no cost or obligation to speak with our team.
Taxotere Watery Eyes Lawsuit FAQs
Who makes Taxotere?
Sanofi-Aventis, an international pharmaceutical company, makes the chemotherapy drug Taxotere, which is the brand name of docetaxel.
What is Taxotere used for?
Taxotere (docetaxel) is an intravenous chemotherapy drug used to treat various types of cancer, including:
- Breast cancer
- Head or neck cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach cancer
If you received Taxotere chemotherapy treatments and later suffered from eye or vision damage, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact Sokolove Law today to learn more.
Can Taxotere cause vision problems?
Yes — Taxotere has been linked to watery eyes, tears streaming down the face, and a range of other eye side effects.
If you suffered vision problems after being treated with Taxotere, you may be able to hold the drug manufacturer accountable and pursue compensation for your medical care.
What is the deadline for filing a Taxotere lawsuit?
There isn’t one set Taxotere lawsuit deadline. The statute of limitations or deadline for filing a Taxotere lawsuit actually varies according to a number of different circumstances, like when you began experiencing symptoms and what state you live in.
If the deadline does pass, however, you won’t have the opportunity to file a Taxotere chemotherapy lawsuit again. This makes it particularly important to seek legal help as soon as possible after receiving medical care for your Taxotere side effects.
If you or your loved one suffer eye or vision-related issues after Taxotere treatment, contact Sokolove Law today. We can listen to what’s going on, let you know what your legal options may be, and answer any questions you may have about the process.
When will the Taxotere lawsuit be settled?
It’s difficult to predict how long it may take for Taxotere lawsuits to be settled. There are a variety of unique factors in each case that can affect when compensation may be awarded, including whether the case settles or continues to trial, the strength of the evidence, and more.
With that being said, our Taxotere lawsuit lawyers will fight for the most compensation possible on your behalf as quickly as possible. Get started today with a free case review.