Last week, an Ohio man filed a Propecia lawsuit against Merck. The plaintiff started taking Propecia in 2008 as a remedy for thinning hair. While on Propecia, the plaintiff allegedly suffered sexual and cognitive problems, which persisted even after he discontinued use of the drug. The lawsuit contends that Merck is manufacturing a dangerous product, and failing to properly warn the public about potential risks of Propecia sexual dysfunction.
While on Propecia, the plaintiff allegedly suffered sexual and cognitive problems.
This case is the latest in a growing number of cases filed against Merck by men alleging that the use of Propecia resulted in permanent sexual problems. Numerous complaints that the drug caused impotence, infertility, loss of libido, genital shrinkage, erectile dysfunction and other side effects have been leveled against the company in recent weeks. Reportedly, another complaint is expected to be filed soon in New Jersey state court on behalf of 40 different men who experienced similar, prolonged sexual dysfunction.
Though Merck has issued warnings to other countries regarding the potential permanent sexual side effects of Propecia, label warnings in the United States suggest that any dysfunction that may occur while taking the drug become resolved when the medication is stopped. The many lawsuits filed against Merck allege that the company downplayed the risks of Propecia and continue to propagate misleading information about the drug.
If you or a loved one has suffered sexual side effects from Propecia, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and other damages. To find out if you qualify, contact a Propecia lawyer for a free assessment by completing the form on the right.