Most men who took the drug Propecia relied on the warning label as interpreted by their physician to determine whether Propecia was safe to use for male patterned baldness. Like most medications, the user possesses limited knowledge regarding the side effects of medications such as Propecia before taking the medication. Most male consumers based their determination upon the opinions of others such as their physicians, pharmacists, and drug manufacturers to make the choice to take Propecia. Most medications are beneficial and deliver the intended result. However, other medications are not well tested and are defective and dangerous. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of the defective drug Propecia, you may be entitled to damages. Oracle Law Group offers a free consultation to discuss your claim.
Propecia Product Liability Claims
There are three main types of claims brought against drug manufacturers for defective medicines. Drug manufacturers such as Merck & Co can be held liable for injuries resulting from a defective medication based upon the following:
- Defective Manufacturing: A drug may become defective in the manufacturing stage and possibly a contaminate was missed by quality control causing a defective drug to enter the market.
- Defective Design: A drug can be dangerous and defective because of the way it was designed and a claim may exist for injuries suffered as a result of a defective design.
- Defective Marketing or Failure to Warn: The manufacturer knew or should have known of a potential dangerous side effect of a drug and failed to warn the consumer through proper labeling and warnings. Failure to warn of the dangerous side effects of persistent sexual dysfunction, impotence, and erectile dysfunction are the most common legal claims asserted against Merck & Co for Propecia.
Men who used Propecia and were injured should be knowledgeable regarding the potential legal claims that can be brought against Merck & Co. It must be established that Propecia was defective in at least one of the ways described above. Sometimes a defective drug product liability lawsuit is based on more than one of the above theories. If successful, compensation for men suffering from Propecia related injuries may include past and future wage loss, medical expenses, out of pocket expenses, and pain and suffering. Consulting an experienced product liability lawyer is important in establishing a claim. Oracle Law Group is currently investigating claims against Merck & Co, the manufacturer of Propecia. Contact us today for a free legal consultation. .