Propecia (finasteride) side effects can cause emotional trauma, emotional damage, and psychological distress. Sexual dysfunction and physical disfigurement can cause a man to lose confidence and self-esteem, which can then negatively impact personal relationships and professional opportunities. If you have suffered emotional trauma after using Propecia, you have a legal right to seek financial compensation for your psychological injuries.
What You Can Do & How a Propecia Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, LLP is currently accepting Propecia induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has suffered emotional trauma caused by Propecia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Propecia Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
If you are a man with male pattern baldness, you have genetic predisposition to lose your hair with age. Over time, your hair follicles begin to shut down when exposed to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). If you used Propecia (finasteride), this medication stopped hair loss by inhibiting 75-80% of DHT. Specifically, finasteride works by inhibiting 5-alpha reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT. When you were considering the risk-benefit of using Propecia, you may have read this warning:
A small number of men experienced certain sexual side effects. These men reported one of more of the following: less desire for sex; difficulty in achieving erection; and, a decrease in the amount of semen. Each of these side effects occurred in less than 2% of men. These side effects went away in men who stopped taking Propecia.
Unfortunately, a growing number of men have reported persistent, severe side effects that did not resolve once they stopped taking Propecia. The psychological and emotional toll can be immeasurable. A sexual or physical problem that does not go away can make it difficult to maintain intimate relationships. It can cause moodiness, depression, long-term stress disorders, and more.
Emotional trauma is a type of psychological injury that occurs after a traumatic event. It can cause permanent changes to the brain and brain chemistry, which influences the brain’s future response to stress. Long-term, persistent mental changes may include confusion and memory loss.
In men who have suffered severe Propecia side effects, the emotional trauma may be endured for months or years. These events can completely overwhelm a person’s ability to cope with the event, leading to severe long-term consequences, including mental illnesses such as depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. However, not everyone reacts to emotional trauma in the same way.
Over time, emotional exhaustion may occur. It may be very difficult to think clearly or concentrate on anything except negative feelings. This can cause a person to become emotionally detached or dissociated, which is a coping mechanism to “numb” all feelings. A person who has suffered emotional trauma may seem distant, cold, preoccupied, or emotionally unavailable.
Another problem is that a person with psychological distress may choose to use alternative coping mechanisms, including self-destructive behaviors. This can include turning to substance abuse or self-medication.
Severe emotional trauma can lead to despair, loss of self-esteem, lower confidence, panic attacks, and depression.
Propecia Side Effects
If you have suffered emotional trauma caused by a Propecia side effect, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your emotional injury. Psychological distress can severely impact a person’s ability to form and maintain relationships, which can severely harm quality of life.
Other potential Propecia side effects may include, but are not limited to:
- Sexual side effects
- Male breast cancer
- High-grade prostate cancer
- Loss of Libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Emotional trauma
- Body disfigurement
- Decreased muscle mass
- Endocrine system failure
- Penile fibrosis
- Genital shrinkage
- Post-Finasteride Syndrome
Do I have a Propecia Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, LLP is currently accepting Propecia induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has suffered emotional trauma or other injury caused by Propecia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Propecia Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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