Is there a case to be made against Merck for the revelations about Propecia if it had a direct and long-lasting effect sexually on someone who stopped taking it a couple years ago?
State/Country relating to question: California
Is there evidence of the direct injury?
From what I understand there is because the guy told his doctor and stopped taking it and then started to need ED pills and lost his sex drive but he was ashamed to go to another doctor about it but will now that the news came out of what he always suspected - that the well substianted side effects were permanent
There is from what you mentioned a viable tort claim. Causation and injury are met. Often such claims would be pursued by a plaintiff lawyer on a class action basis. Such claims often resolve through class settlement before trial akin to the vioxx litigations.
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Does he have a case of his own without having to go through the years of class action maneuvering? He also feels he should be awarded damage for the direct cause and effect of taking his medication at a time when the press now says merck knew the risks. What kind of evidence does he need other than the his own testimony and the fact that he stopped taking it and has suffered long term effects as so many others have reported?Should he write a letter to Merck asking them to make a settlement offer - how do he put a price tag on something like the losses he has had?
One can join a class claim or pursue individually. The benefit of the class claim is the ability to draw on the discovery process and help build the case and share in settlement.
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