Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Propecia Lawsuits
Free Propecia Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered from sexual side effects, gynecomastia, male breast cancer, prostate cancer, or any other serious health complication after taking Propecia, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Propecia and we can help.
Update: New Study Links Finasteride to Long-Term Sexual Dysfunction
April 17, 2017 – A study published last month in the mega-journal PeerJ found that men who take finasteride may experience severe sexual side effects for months or even years after they discontinue use of the medication. Specifically, the researchers determined that of 15,634 men exposed to finasteride who had no prior sexual dysfunction, 699 (4.5%) developed new erectile dysfunction and 210 (24.3%) developed new low libido. Of 11,909 finasteride users who had no previous sexual dysfunction, 167 (1.4%) developed persistent ED that lasted for at least 90 days (with a median of 1,348 days) after they quit the medication.
Why are lawsuits being filed against the manufacturer of Propecia?
Propecia side effects in men have led to the filing of lawsuits against pharmaceutical giant Merck around the country. These lawsuits allege that the company has known for years that there was a risk users could suffer from persistent, potentially-irreversible sexual side effects.
Did Merck know that Propecia could cause serious side effects?
Lawsuits filed against Merck by victims of Propecia side effects have alleged that the company knew about the link between the drug and long-term health complications, but that it failed to adequately warn the public about these risks.
Which side effects have been linked to Propecia?
Propecia has been increasingly linked to the following serious side effects: Gynecomastia; Erectile dysfunction; Impotence; Genital shrinkage; Penile fibrosis (Peyronie’s disease); Less desire for sex; Ejaculation disorders; Decrease in the amount of semen; Body disfigurement; Endocrine system failure; Male breast cancer; Testicular pain; Breast lumps; Breast pain; Nipple discharge; Prostate cancer; Depression; Anxiety; Insomnia; Memory loss; Slurring of speech; Dissociative states.
How many Propecia lawsuits have been filed so far?
To date, more than 70 Propecia lawsuits have been filed in courthouses around the country, the vast majority of which allege that Merck failed to adequately warn the public about the potential health risks associated with the drug.
Have any Propecia class action lawsuits been filed?
Individual Propecia lawsuits are being filed by men throughout the United States, but there is currently no national Propecia class action lawsuit pending against Merck.
Have any Propecia lawsuits resulted in settlements?
Although most of the Propecia lawsuits filed against Merck are still pending, legal experts are hopeful that Propecia settlements will soon be reached for the men who have suffered serious injuries after taking the drug.
Want to learn more about Propecia side effects?
Please visit our home page where we provide an overview of the Propecia lawsuit. Here we have posted a number of videos, links to studies and research, and related information: Propecia Lawsuit
Am I Eligible to File a Propecia Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Propecia lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new sexual dysfunction and cancer cases in all 50 states.
Remember, taking a drug like Propecia to treat hair loss shouldn’t lead to permanent sexual dysfunction or cancer. Our law firm is passionate about helping the large number of otherwise healthy men who have suffered from the serious and potentially irreversible side effects of Propecia.
If you or a loved one has suffered from sexual dysfunction or been diagnosed with cancer after taking Propecia (finasteride) or Proscar, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help. We offer a Free Confidential Case Evaluation.