Propecia

Propecia (finasteride) is a popular synthetic drug best known as a treatment for male pattern baldness, although it is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate). Marketed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., Propecia has been linked to a number of adverse effects that range from sexual dysfunction to cancer. Men who have taken this medication with the belief that it would improve their lives were falsely misled by Merck's failure to warn consumers of potential dangers. As a result, numerous men have suffered considerable physical, emotional, and financial damages resulting directly from the use of Propecia.

If you or someone you know has experienced adverse side effects after using Propecia, including sexual dysfunction or cancer, there is a strong possibility that you may be eligible to pursue damages for your suffering. With the assistance and support of our firm's proven Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers, you can receive the representation you need to hold this powerful pharmaceutical company liable.

Adverse Side Effects Linked to Propecia

Medical studies have found strong evidence linking the use of Propecia to various side effects, including:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased libido
  • Ejaculation disorders
  • Testicular pain
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Male breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Psychological and emotional injuries
  • Depression

High Risk of Serious Side Effects

As Propecia directly interferes with the body's production of male hormones, including testosterone, the risks of sexual side effects are overwhelmingly high. In fact, a study conducted by George Washington University reported substantial evidence of persistent sexual side effects, with nearly 94% of men developing low libido and 92% developing erectile dysfunction. Given the deeply personal nature of these side effects, many cases of serious and in some cases fatal, psychological and emotional damages have also been reported.

  • In addition to sexual side effects, Propecia has also been linked to serious conditions such as male breast cancer and prostate cancer. In 2011, the FDA reported that their studies found men using Propecia and products containing finasteride faced increased risks of high-grade prostate cancer.

Balzarini & Watson Can Fight on Your Behalf – Call Today

Passionate advocates for the rights of injured victims, our Pittsburgh product liability attorneys understand the tremendous impact Propecia side effects can have on men who used this medication with the intention to improve the quality of their lives and their self-confidence. We know that these are deeply difficult experiences, and we offer our exceptional legal services and genuine support to all local residents who were forced to endure the damages caused by Merck's failure to adequately warn consumers.

Reasons to Work with Our Team

Having handled cases against some of the largest and most powerful corporate entities in the nation, our legal team is fully prepared to fight on your behalf and to hold Merck liable for your damages. If you have experienced adverse effects after using Propecia, a member of our team is poised to evaluate your case and inform you about the potential merits of your claim. Allow Pittsburgh's Top Rated Lawyers® to handle every aspect of your legal journey. Contact Balzarini & Watson today.