Proscar (finasteride 5-mg) is a medication that treats enlarged prostate by influencing hormone levels. Unfortunately, this can lead to severe side effects in men, such as breast growth (gynecomastia) and sexual dysfunction that persists after Proscar is discontinued.
Need a Texas Proscar 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 diagnosed with gynecomastia or other severe side effects, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
Proscar Side Effects
Proscar is a once-daily medication that contains 5-mg of finasteride. It is prescribed for the treatment of enlarged prostate glands (benign prostatic hyperplasia) in men. Proscar works by decreasing levels of male hormones, which can occasionally lead to higher levels of female hormones and other side effects.
Proscar side effects may include:
- Growth of male breasts: Medical condition known as gynecomastia that causes enlargement of the mammary gland behind the nipple in the male breast. Serious cases must be treated with surgery (mastectomy) to remove the gland and excess skin.
- Sexual dysfunction: According to FDA warnings in 2011 and 2012, sexual side effects like impotence and decreased libido may persist after Proscar is discontinued. Other complications may include decreased fertility and decreased volume of semen.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, we are not currently filing a Proscar class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits and providing personal legal representation to each of our clients.
About Class Actions
When most people think about nationwide litigation involving a defective product, they think of class actions. This type of lawsuit is ideal when a large number of people have the same legal claim against the same defendant. Members join together, select a “class representative,” and collectively argue for justice and compensation.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Proscar Class Action
A class action could have disadvantages for men with severe side effects from Proscar. Members of a class action often must accept higher attorneys’ fees or a “low-ball” settlement. If compensation is awarded in a jury trial or a settlement, it is typically divided among everyone in the class action. In addition, most members of a class action never get to see their case go to trial.
Our attorneys specialize in helping victims of defective drugs file individual lawsuits. We provide personal legal representation so we can maximize each client’s financial recovery. In addition, we focus our efforts on cases involving the most serious side effects of Proscar, such as permanent sexual dysfunction or gynecomastia. If you were injured, contact us for a free case consultation.
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