Bloomberg Law
June 2, 2021, 8:18 PM

Sanofi Holds Onto Appellate Wins in Taxotere Hair-Loss Lawsuits

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

Sanofi U.S. Services Inc. defeated appeals challenges to its wins in three Taxotere suits, as the Fifth Circuit declined to revisit a ruling that the plainitffs waited too long to sue over hair loss allegedly caused by the breast cancer drug.

Deborah Johnson, Tanya Francis, and Cynthia Thibodeaux were diagnosed between 2008 and 2010. Each was treated with chemotherapy that included Taxotere, and their treatments ended between 2009 and 2010.

They alleged their hair loss persisted beyond six months after completion of their chemotherapy.

Johnson and Thibodeaux filed their complaints in October 2016, and Francis in December 2016. The suits ...