May 31, 2012 – 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. According to allegations raised in the complaints, Propecia’s side effects include persistent erectile dysfunction (ED), loss of libido, testicular pain, depression and severe psychological trauma. Many of the plaintiffs allege that if they had been provided with ample warnings about the risk of long-term sexual dysfunction from Propecia, they would have never taken the drug to help restore their hair in the first place.
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?
Last month, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) ordered that all Propecia claims filed in federal district courts be consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York under Judge John Gleeson. In yesterday’s status conference, attorneys representing all parties in the federal Propecia litigation met before Judge Gleeson and Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky to discuss the following issues:
- the creation of a service list;
- the structure for various attorneys representing plaintiffs in the litigation admission of counsel;
- how pleadings and motions will be handled;
- the creation of a master docket file.
To date, only 18 Propecia lawsuits have been consolidated into the MDL under Gleeson. 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.
In addition to the cases pending in the federal MDL, at least 166 Propecia lawsuits have been filed in New Jersey state court, all of which have been consolidated under Superior Court Judge Jessica R. Mayer in Middlesex County. State-level litigation for Propecia claims is not set to begin until next month.
First approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992, Propecia (generic: finasteride) is prescribed for the treatment of male pattern baldness. It is a low-dose version of Proscar, a drug 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.
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