Is there going to be a Propecia class action in the United States is a question often asked by Propecia users. Lawsuits brought against Merck & Co. contend that Propecia, a medication used by young men for the treatment of male patterned baldness caused permanent sexual problems. In April 2012, an order was issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, consolidating all federal filed Propecia lawsuits throughout the United States (MDL Docket No. 2331). Currently, there is no certified Propecia class action in the United States. There is a Propecia class action in Canada. It is unknown whether there will be a class action in the United States.
It is alleged that the drug manufacturer failed to adequately warn men of the risks associated with Propecia and that the warning remains inadequate to this day. The product information has already been changed in several European countries to include an adverse reaction warning of persistent erectile dysfunction after discontinuation
In the Propecia lawsuits, there are common claims that undisclosed side effects were responsible for permanent injuries including permanent sexual dysfunction. There are potentially hundreds of Propecia lawsuits across the country for injuries caused by Propecia. MDL’s (or multi-district litigation) differ from class actions because each lawsuit is still, for the most part, treated as an individual and separate claim. Multiple lawsuits are gathered and assigned to one federal court judge in order for that judge to handle pretrial matters common to all cases to keep continuity. MDL’s are created when there have been numerous lawsuits filed in federal court involving common factual issues.
Propecia has been associated with a multitude of side effects. Some complaints include erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, lack of libido, impotence, penile shrinkage, decreased amount of semen, and decreased ejaculatory volume. It has been claimed that the side effects of Propecia may be irreversible.
Propecia attorneys at Oracle Law Group are currently investigating cases against the drug manufacturer Merck & Co for Propecia. Oracle Law Group has experienced personal injury attorneys with over 28 years of experience in representing people injured from unsafe products. If you or a loved one has taken Propecia, please contact one of our experienced dangerous drug attorneys for a free consultation.