We continue to hear from men who have suffered persistent sexual side effects after they stopped using Propecia. It’s not surprising that plaintiffs continue to file Propecia sexual dysfunction lawsuits in these litigations.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
Merck & Co. recently reported that it has been named in more than 200 Propecia lawsuits alleging the medication caused men to suffer persistent sexual side effects following cessation of treatment, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to the company’s 3rd quarter earnings report issued on November 9, 2012, 265 Propecia sexual dysfunction lawsuits filed by 415 plaintiffs were pending in New York federal court and New Jersey Superior Court as of September 30, 2012.
The federal claims have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of New York (Propecia (Finasteride) Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2331). A consolidated litigation has also been established for Propecia lawsuits in New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County (In Re: Propecia Litigation, No. 623, N.J. Super. Ct).*
“We continue to hear from men who have suffered persistent sexual side effects after they stopped using Propecia. It’s not surprising that plaintiffs continue to file Propecia sexual dysfunction lawsuits in these litigations,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The firm is actively investigating Propecia lawsuits on behalf of men who experienced long-lasting sexual side effects, allegedly due to Propecia.
Propecia Sexual Dysfunction
Propecia is a prescription medicine that is used to treat male pattern baldness. In April 2012, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the Propecia label would be updated to advise that some men had experienced problems with libido, ejaculation and orgasms that continued after use of the drug was ended. Additional information was also added to the Propecia label describing reports of male infertility and poor semen quality that normalized or
improved after use of the drug was stopped.**
A July 2012 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that Propecia sexual dysfunction may last months after patients stop using the drug.*** A survey of men who suffered Propecia sexual side effects published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry in August 2012 found that 75 percent reported symptoms of depression. Forty-four percent reported suicidal thoughts.****
Victims of Propecia sexual dysfunction may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently evaluating and investigating potential Propecia lawsuits. For more information about Propecia sexual dysfunction and depression, visit http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com, or call (877) 779-1414.
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