Most men who took the drug Propecia had limited knowledge regarding the side effects of Propecia before taking the medication. Men relied upon others such as their physicians, pharmacists, and drug manufacturers to make the choice to take Propecia. While many medications deliver a benefit and do what is expected, others are defective and dangerous. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of Propecia, you may be entitled to damages. Oracle Law Group will be happy to investigate your claim.
3 Ways a Drug is Defective:
There are three different ways a drug can be found defective and a drug manufacturer such as Merck & Co can be held liable for injuries resulting from the drug use. These reasons include the following:
- Defective Design: If the drug was dangerous because of the way it was designed a claim may exist for injuries suffered as a result of a defective design.
- Defective Marketing or Failure to Warn: If the manufacturer knew or should have known of a potential side effect of the medication and failed to warn the patient through labeling and warnings. Failure to warn of the side effects of persistent sexualdysfunction, impotence, and erectile dysfunction are the most common legal claims asserted against Merck & Co for Propecia.
- Defective Manufacturing: A drug may also become defective in the manufacturing stage. There may have been something in the drug missed by quality control causing a defective drug to enter the market.
Men who were injured from taking Propecia should be knowledgeable regarding the potential legal claims that can be brought against its manufacturer. Generally, you will need to establish 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. It is important to contact a product liability attorney as soon as possible. Oracle Law Group Is currently investigating claims against Merck & Co. Contact us today for a free legal consultation. .