Merck & Co.’s blockbuster hair-loss drug Propecia (finasteride) has been associated with severe side effects, including sexual dysfunction that persists after the drug is discontinued. Merck is facing more than 1,000 lawsuits involving Propecia and Proscar, but these are not part of a Propecia class action lawsuit — instead, they are individual lawsuits that have been centralized in federal and state litigation.
What You Can Do & How a Propecia Class Action Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Propecia (finasteride) induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Propecia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Propecia Class Action Lawsuits
Although The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, we are not seeking justice for our clients with a Propecia class action lawsuit. Instead, we are reviewing cases for individual Propecia lawsuits. If you decide to file a claim, you could join one of several centralized litigations that involve hundreds of lawsuits.
Your Propecia lawsuit could be awarded compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Decreased quality of life
- Loss of consortium with spouse
- Punitive damages
- And more
What is the problem with class action lawsuits?
Class action lawsuits are not usually used to resolve large pharmaceutical drug injury litigation in the United States. Instead, individual plaintiffs join together in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL), which is similar to a class action lawsuit, but there are several important differences.
Unlike a Propecia class action lawsuit, which would consolidate many claims into one claim, plaintiffs in the Propecia MDL have filed individual lawsuits and they have their own lawyer. The advantage is that their lawyer can fight for the maximum amount of compensation the plaintiff deserves, and any compensation awarded does not need to be shared with other plaintiffs in a class action.
Propecia Lawsuits Centralized in Federal Litigation
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML) created the Propecia MDL on April 16, 2012. Within one year, over 400 Propecia lawsuits were centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York before Judge John Gleeson. Lawsuits allege that Merck failed to warn about the risk of persistent sexual dysfunction after discontinuing Propecia.
There is also another Propecia litigation pending in New Jersey Superior Court. The claims are pending before Judge Jessica R. Mayer in the Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Propecia Side Effects
Side effects associated with Propecia include:
- Persistent sexual dysfunction
- Loss of libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue)
- Post-Finasteride Syndrome
- Male breast cancer
- And more
Do I have a Propecia Class Action Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Propecia injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Propecia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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