Propecia is a drug manufactured by Merck & Co. for the treatment of male patterned baldness. Some men who took the drug have asserted that they have suffered irreversible sexual side effects following ingestion of Propecia. Hundreds of product liability lawsuits have been brought by men contending that Merck & Co. failed to warn them prior to Propecia use that they may experience permanent sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, impotency, and ejaculation disorders.
Many of the Propecia lawsuits also claim that the spouse of the Propecia injured male suffered an injury as a result of his Propecia use. Legal claims by a spouse of an injured party claiming their own injury are referred to as loss of consortium claims. Propecia loss of consortium claims allege that as a result of Propecia causing sexual dysfunction in her husband, the wife has also been injured because the sexual dysfunction has had adverse effects on the marital relationship. Wives contend that they have suffered the loss of companionship and a loss of sexual relationships because of their husband’s Propecia injuries. In some cases, claims that the wife will never be able to have children because of her husband’s impotency have been asserted.
Depression, mental and emotional distress, and anxiety have taken a toll on the spouse of a Propecia injured male. Propecia sexual dysfunction side effects can harm the marital relationship. Guidance, comfort, affection, and intimacy are all impacted.
Propecia attorneys at Oracle Law Group are currently investigating cases against the drug manufacturer, Merck & Co. for Propecia. Oracle Law Group has skilled personal injury attorneys with over 28 years of experience in representing people injured from unsafe products. Our trained product liability attorneys can help you or your loved one recover compensation for medical bills, permanent disfigurement, and missed time from work. In addition, Oracle Law Group has experience handling loss of consortium claims. If you or a loved one has taken Propecia, please contact one of our experienced dangerous drug attorneys for a free consultation.