March 27, 2012 – All Propecia sexual side effects lawsuits filed against Merck in New Jersey state court have been assigned to a single judge for centralized case management. Later this week, a panel of federal judges will consider a similar action for all Propecia claims filed in U.S. District Courts throughout the country. In addition to being linked to numerous sexual side effects, Propecia has also recently been associated with gynecomastia, male breast cancer, and prostate cancer.
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 side effects or any other adverse complications 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.
What’s the problem?
The vast majority of the Propecia lawsuits allege that Merck & Co. failed to adequately warn the public that the side effects of their product could cause persistent and potentially-irreversible sexual dysfunction, which may last for months or years after discontinuing treatment with the drug.
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of New Jersey consolidated all Propecia lawsuits filed in that state under Judge Jessica R. Mayer in Middlesex County, but rejected an attempt to designate the litigation as mass tort. According to an order issued by Mayer, a preliminary meeting has been scheduled with all parties involved for April 16, 2012. Pretrial consolidation is designed to avoid duplication and prevent conflicting rulings from different judges.
Last December, a motion was filed to consolidate all federal Propecia lawsuits as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York or the Western District of Washington. Merck agreed that the claims should be consolidated, but stated that the venue should be changed to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, where the majority of the federal lawsuits have been filed.
First approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997, Propecia (generic: finasteride) is a widely-prescribed treatment for male pattern baldness (MPB). The drug is a low-dose version of Proscar, an FDA-approved medication used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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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.