Drug Liability Attorneys in New York City
Propecia and Proscar, sold by Merck, are commonly prescribed cosmetic drugs for the treatment of male pattern baldness. The main ingredient, finasteride, works by inhibiting the conversion of androgen testosterone to DHT, which is a main cause of hair loss in men. However, DHT is a hormone critical to male sexual performance and functioning.
The Propecia/Proscar lawyers of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP, we help people who have suffered persistent sexual dysfunction, including low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, problems with orgasms and other complications arising from the use of Propecia or Proscar. We are a nationally known and respected firm with a long track record of successful results, winning settlements and jury awards for our clients.
At the Rheingold firm, we have successfully litigated against Merck in the past for the Vioxx litigation. Those clients took part of a settlement program for heart attacks, strokes, and similar injuries. Currently, the firm is litigating against Merck for Fosamax femur injury. This includes one of the lead Fosamax femur injury cases before Judge Carol Higbee in Atlantic County, New Jersey.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with a knowledgeable New York pharmaceutical litigation law firm.
The Dangers of Propecia/Proscar
At Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP, we handle a wide range of drug liability lawsuits, including those involving Propecia/Proscar.
Propecia and Proscar are prescription drugs containing finasteride, originally intended to treat enlarged prostates.
Use of this product has been linked to persistent sexual dysfunction, including low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction and problems with orgasms. One study found the 40% of men who reported sexual side effects after using Propecia continued to experience them 40 months later, while 20% experienced then up to 6 years later.
Recently the FDA notified healthcare professionals that the Warnings and Precautions section of the labels for the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI) class of drugs has been revised to include new safety information about the increased risk of being diagnosed with a more serious form of prostate cancer (high-grade prostate cancer).
Our attorneys are well-versed in drug liability laws and have handled numerous cases involving drug liability and damages. If you are suffering because of taking this product, we will stand up for your rights.
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If you have questions about pursuing a Propecia or Proscar claim, please contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York drug liability law firm. Our law office is conveniently located in a brownstone in Midtown Manhattan located at 113 East 37th Street.
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