Millions of men across the country use prescription drugs to treat male-pattern baldness and general hair loss. Unfortunately, the popular hair growth drug Propecia, manufactured by Merck, has been linked to a number of serious sexual side effects. These side effects can continue even after the patient has stopped taking the drug, and may be permanent in some cases.
If you are suffering from sexual dysfunction or other health problems as a result of Propecia, you may be entitled to financial compensation from Merck. Don’t be victimized again by missing out on the justice you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with a Wisconsin Propecia lawsuit attorney, contact the sympathetic staff of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.
The Dangers of Propecia
Propecia promotes hair growth by altering dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels in the body. Unfortunately, this can have a negative impact on men’s sexual health. Men who have taken Propecia have an increased risk of developing tragic and debilitating side effects such as:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of libido
- Genital shrinkage
- Penile fibrosis, or Peyronie’s Disease
- Bodily disfigurement
- Endocrine system failure
- Emotional or psychological trauma
These side effects have been reported not only in Propecia patients, but in Proscar patients as well. Proscar also affects testosterone levels and is used to treat certain prostate conditions. Proscar and Propecia both contain the ingredient finasteride, which is believed to be the cause of the devastating side effects. If you have taken either of these drugs and have developed serious side effects as a result, do not hesitate to contact an attorney to discuss your legal options.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we believe that pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to protect consumers from the harmful side effects of prescription medication. Merck may owe you a substantial financial settlement as a result of your experience with their pharmaceutical products. In April 2011, Merck did put in the patient information leaflet the statement that there have been reports of difficulty in achieving an erection that continued after stopping the medicine. Unfortunately for some consumers, this warning may not have been issued early enough to prevent lasting and debilitating health effects.
A Wisconsin Propecia lawsuit attorney may be able to help you take legal action, so contact us today at 800-242-2874.
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