A panel of judges has ordered that all federal Propecia sexual dysfunction lawsuits be transferred to one judge for pre-trial hearings as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL). At least nine such lawsuits currently pending on the federal level will be centralized into the MDL, but many more are expected in the near future. All of the claims involve similar allegations that Merck & Co. failed to adequately warn the public that Propecia could cause serious and potentially-irreversible sexual side effects.
Propecia Update 5/31/12: Attorneys involved in federal lawsuits over Propecia sexual side effects met with a multidistrict litigation (MDL) judge yesterday to discuss procedural matters and the upcoming structure of the trials. To date, only 18 Propecia lawsuits have been consolidated into the MDL; however, this number is expected to grow rapidly in the near future, as Propecia attorneys continue to review potential cases on behalf of individuals allegedly injured by the drug’s side effects. Click here to learn more.
Propecia Update 5/22/12: The parents of a former Propecia user who committed suicide after suffering from persistent sexual side effects is blaming the widely-prescribed hair loss treatment for their son’s action. Twenty-two-year-old Randy Santmann killed himself in 2008 within a week of being released from a psychiatric facility, and just six months after discontinuing treatment with Propecia. Click here to learn more.
Propecia Update 5/18/12: In an attempt to bring nationwide attention to the severe sexual complications caused by Propecia, a Las Vegas man has staked himself outside Merck’s headquarters in New Jersey. Kevin Malley, 30, began his self-proclaimed ‘hunger strike’ earlier this week, indicating that he had stopped eating on May 13 to protest Merck’s failure to acknowledge Propecia’s inherent dangers. Click here to learn more.
Propecia Lawsuit Update 5/9/12: The number of Propecia lawsuits filed on behalf of men who allegedly suffered serious sexual side effects from the drug continues to grow at a rapid pace, even as the litigation process is still in its infancy. Last month, all lawsuits involving Propecia filed in New Jersey state court were centralized before Judge Jessica R. Mayer in Middlesex County. Click here to learn more.
Free Propecia Lawsuit Evaluation: 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 suit against the manufacturer of Propecia and we can help.
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April 17, 2012 – The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced yesterday that it had decided to centralize the federal Propecia litigation before U.S. District Judge John Gleeson in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Although the current consolidation will be limited to just nine federal Propecia lawsuits pending in courthouses around the country, experts expect this number to grow in response to Merck’s decision to update Propecia’s warning label to include information about the potential risk of persistent sexual side effects. Adverse complications linked to Propecia include impotence, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorders and testicular pain.
In addition to the federal MDL, a growing number of Propecia sexual dysfunction lawsuits have been filed at the state level. Last month, the Supreme Court of New Jersey consolidated all such claims in the state under Superior Court Judge Jessica R. Mayer in Middlesex County. Yet despite the centralization on the state level, the Supreme Court decided against designating the Propecia litigation as a mass tort.
First approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in December 1997, Propecia (generic: finasteride) is prescribed to slow or reverse the effects of male pattern baldness. It is a low-dose version of Proscar, a widely-used treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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