May 9, 2012 – 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. The number of Propecia claims pending in that state has already grown to include at least 153 lawsuits.
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.
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.
What’s the problem?
The vast majority of the complaints involve allegations that men suffered serious, persistent sexual complications after taking Merck’s blockbuster hair loss treatment Propecia (generic: finasteride). Sexual side effects currently linked to Propecia include:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Ejaculation Disorders
- Testicular Pain
- Genital Shrinkage
- Penile Fibrosis (Payronie’s Disease)
While a number of the Propecia lawsuits pending in New Jersey state court were filed months ago, the volume of claims has grown dramatically since April, with at least 95 new complaints being submitted.
Propecia lawsuits filed on the federal level have similarly been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) before Judge John Gleeson in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. However, federal Propecia complaints have been growing at a much slower rate than state claims. According to a conditional transfer order, only eight cases filed in U.S. district courts around the country have been consolidated into the MDL thus far.
Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release announcing an update to Propecia’s sexual side effects warning label. The new verbiage indicates that there is a long-term and possibly permanent risk of sexual complications associated with the drug. The previous label suggested that these types of side effects resolved themselves after users discontinued treatment with Propecia.
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Do I Have 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.