Makers of Taxotere breast cancer drug hit with lawsuit over hair loss allegedly caused by drug

By Louie Torres | Jan 22, 2018

Several consumers are suing Sanofi U.S. Services Inc. f/k/a Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc.; Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC d/b/a Winthrop U.S.; Hospira Inc.; Hospira Worldwide LLC f/k/a Hospira Worldwide Inc.; McKesson Corporation d/b/a McKesson Packaging; Sandoz Inc.; Accord Healthcare Ltd.; Accord Healthcare Inc.; and Does Inc. for alleged breach of implied warranty, design defect and product liability.

CHICAGO — Several consumers are suing Sanofi U.S. Services Inc.; Winthrop U.S.; Hospira Worldwide LLC; McKesson Packaging; Sandoz Inc.; Accord Healthcare Ltd.; and Does Inc. for alleged breach of implied warranty, design defect and product liability.

Linda Rice, Robert Rice, Antoinette Clark, Vernon R. Clark, Sonia Collins, Earnest Collins, Bianca Conklin, John Conklin, Lynell Daggs, Michael Daggs, Madeleine Dwolakowski, Victor H. Musmanno, Karen Gilyard, David A. Gilyard, Nicole C. Gorman, Michael Gorman, Dawn V. Graves, Gretchen Graves, Marjorie Hunt-Bluford, Acy Bluford and several others are named as plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs filed a complaint on Dec. 13 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants manufactured a defective drug used to treat breast cancer.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege they suffered hair loss that they allege was proven to be the result of using Taxotere to treat breast cancer. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to warn them about the possibility of hair loss from using Taxotere.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount determined at trial plus damages, special damages, treble damages, court costs, interest, all other damages proven in trial and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Paul J. Napoli and Mark Twain Plaza II of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Edwardsville.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2017L012703

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Accord Healthcare Hospira, Inc. Mckesson Corporation Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Sandoz Inc. Sanofi U.S. Services Inc. Winthrop U.S.

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