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‘Evasive Discovery Tactics’ Cost Lead Plaintiff Against Sanofi

Bloomberg Law reports that a plaintiff in a bellwether products liability case involving the chemotherapy drug Taxotere was sanctioned for withholding information about her medical history.

Plaintiffs in the case claim Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC failed to warn patients that Taxotere could cause permanent hair loss.

Reporter Michael Greene explains: “Dr. Kelly Gahan, a bellwether plaintiff in the multidistrict litigation, used evasive discovery tactics to avoid revealing information about medical treatment she had received, Judge Jane Triche Milazzo, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, said.”

Gahan did not reveal all the physicians who provided treatments to her over an eight-year period and whether she used any over the-the-counter medications. Now she must pay Sanofi expenses and attorneys’ fees incurred in obtaining the records.

Read the Bloomberg Law article.