Propecia (finasteride) is a popular hair-loss drug that has been linked to persistent, debilitating sexual dysfunction, physical disfigurement, and cognitive changes. Merck & Co., the manufacturer of Propecia, is now facing more than 1,000 lawsuits involving Propecia and Proscar. If you were injured, contact The Clark Firm, LLP for Propecia class action lawsuit information.
Need a Texas Propecia Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by Propecia, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Propecia lawsuit in Texas.
Propecia Class Action Lawsuits
Although The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, we are not currently pursuing justice for our clients through a Propecia class action lawsuit. However, we are currently reviewing cases for individual Propecia lawsuits for inclusion in several centralized litigations.
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?
In the United States, class action lawsuits are not usually used to resolve large, complex pharmaceutical drug litigation. Instead, individual lawsuits are centralized in Multi-District Litigation (MDL), which is often erroneously referred to as a “class action lawsuit.”
The biggest difference between a Propecia class action lawsuit and the Propecia MDL is that individual plaintiffs file individual lawsuits in an MDL, instead of having their claim consolidated with other claims. Furthermore, plaintiffs retain their own legal counsel to argue for compensation. If compensation is awarded, the plaintiff is not forced to share it with other plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit.
Propecia Lawsuits Centralized in Federal Litigation
On April 16, 2012, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML) centralized Propecia lawsuits before Judge John Gleeson in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Within one year, hundreds of Propecia lawsuits were filed in the MDL. All of the lawsuits allege that Merck & Co. failed to adequately warn that side effects of Propecia could cause permanent sexual dysfunction and other side effects.
In addition to the federal litigation, a number of lawsuits have been centralized in a New Jersey Superior Court Propecia Litigation before Judge Jessica R. Mayer in Middlesex County.
Propecia Side Effects
Side effects associated with Propecia include:
- Persistent sexual side effects
- Loss of libido
- Post-Finasteride Syndrome
- Erectile dysfunction
- Orgasm disorder
- Ejaculation disorders
- Gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue)
- Male breast cancer
- And more
Need a Propecia Class Action Lawyer in Texas?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $60 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Propecia class action lawyers for a free lawsuit review.