The sexual well being of an individual has overwhelming ramifications on both their psychological and emotional dimensions. Should one develop persistent sexual dysfunction, the resulting emotional distress may be equal to or greater than that of the physical complications themselves. Unfortunately, the introduction of certain outside factors may increase the rate in which this condition occurs. Men who receive Propecia (generic: finasteride) treatment may significantly increase their risk of developing persistent sexual dysfunction, and with that, any emotional trauma that may ensue.
If you or a loved one has suffered from emotional trauma after taking Propecia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
Propecia Emotional Trauma Lawsuit Overview
Once regarded as the next generation in hair loss treatment for men, Propecia was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help re-grow hair on the anterior and mid scalp area. Having been on the market since 1997, Propecia has helped millions of men fight hair loss. As a result, the Merck product has become one of the most popular hair treatments in the United States.
Propecia contains finasteride, an ingredient which belongs to a group of drugs commonly known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. As a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, finasteride treats male pattern baldness by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is a substance in the body that has the potential shrink hair follicles until they are no longer visible. By doing so, Propecia promotes and assists in the steady growth of hair in the scalp region.
Unfortunately, recent studies suggest that Propecia treatment may coincide with catastrophic results. According to research, Propecia may be responsible for the development of persistent sexual dysfunction, a severe condition in which several aspects of a male’s sexual nature significantly diminish. Persistent sexual dysfunction may result in low libido, erectile dysfunction, impotence, decreased arousal and problems with orgasm. Furthermore, recent evidence lends weight to the long-suspected link between Propecia and the development of gynecomastia, bodily disfigurement, penile fibrosis, and genital shrinkage.
The occurrence of just one of these sexual side effects has the ability to negatively affect the quality of one’s life in a profound way. Feelings of shame, embarrassment and humiliation are common in those who experience complications such as these. Their presence makes it difficult for men of all ages to feel not only masculine, but secure in their own body. Self-hatred and depression often begin to consume every aspect of an individual’s life, creating an insidious web of powerlessness. Due to the severe nature of these issues, men may contact a lawyer at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP for a free case evaluation regarding their potential Propecia emotional trauma lawsuit.
Propecia Emotional Trauma
Emotional trauma has become synonymous with the development of a psychological injury, usually sustained from a traumatic event. Such an event has the inherent ability to alter chemical reaction in the brain, which may permanently affect the way in which an individual responds to unique situations. Should severe cases of emotional trauma progress, confusion and memory loss may further complicate the already ambiguous development.
In men who have developed persistent sexual dysfunction following Propecia treatment, emotional trauma may be endured for months or even years. These events can completely overwhelm a person’s ability to cope with the event, leading to severe long-term consequences, including mental illnesses such as depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Eventually, emotional exhaustion may set in, making it difficult to think clearly or concentrate on anything except negative feelings. This can cause a person to become emotionally detached or dissociated, which is a coping mechanism to “numb” all feelings. A person who has suffered emotional trauma may seem distant, cold, preoccupied, or emotionally unavailable. Severe emotional trauma can lead to despair, loss of self-esteem, lower confidence, panic attacks, and depression.
Do I Have a Propecia Emotional Trauma Lawsuit?
The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in Propecia emotional trauma lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you or a loved one has suffered from emotional trauma after taking Propecia, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-(949) 557-5800. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.