Taxotere Hair Loss MDL Created, Sent To Eastern District Of Louisiana

Mealey's (October 5, 2016, 11:04 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Plaintiffs in 89 federal lawsuits who allege that they suffered permanent hair loss from the chemotherapy drug Taxotere on Oct. 4 had their cases centralized in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (In Re:  Taxotere [Docetaxel] Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2740, JPMDL).

(Order available.  Document #28-161006-019R.)

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) assigned the MDL to Judge Lance M. Africk.  This will be Judge Africk’s first MDL.

Plaintiffs allege that defendant Sanofi-Aventis...
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