Dozens of men throughout the U.S. have already consulted a testosterone lawyer in order to obtain restitution for life-threatening heart injuries they allegedly suffered due to AndroGel and other low testosterone therapies. As a result, a growing number of product liability claims have been filed in courts around the country against the manufacturers of AndroGel, Testim and other testosterone drugs that make similar allegations regarding their association with serious cardiovascular events, including:
An experienced testosterone attorney may be able to help the victims of these drugs obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to their alleged injuries. An attorney can also help families pursue a wrongful death lawsuit if their loved one died as a result of a testosterone-related heart injury.
Testosterone drugs like AndroGel, Testim, Fortesta and others are used to treat men with low levels of the hormone that are related to an underlying illness or injury. These drugs are not intended to treat age-related hypogonadism, or symptoms merely related to aging, such as fatigue and low libido. However, a growing number of testosterone lawsuits claim that the manufacturers of these drugs engaged in marketing that encouraged men to seek treatment for age-related issues. In fact, some of these lawsuits even allege that a large number of men treated with low testosterone therapy had no real medical need for the drugs.
Testosterone lawyers began to investigate potential legal claims involving this class of medications in early 2014, just after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating heart risks associated with low testosterone therapy. The FDA review was launched after two studies indicated the drugs might increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and sudden death in older men, or those with pre-existing heart conditions. In April 2014, regulators in Europe also announced an investigation into the possible cardiovascular side effects associated with low testosterone therapy.
By April 2014, at least 85 product liability claims had been filed in U.S. courts on behalf of men who were allegedly harmed by low testosterone therapies. Because these drugs were used by millions of men, testosterone attorneys believe that thousands of similar lawsuits could eventually be filed. As such, they are seeking to have a consolidated litigation established for these claims in a single federal court, which would allow the lawsuits to undergo coordinated discovery and other pretrial proceedings.
It is important that the alleged victims of medications like AndroGel seek the advice of a testosterone lawyer with experience litigating defective drug claims if they intend to pursue compensation for their injuries. Any type of drug injury case is sure to involve a large number of complex issues, and the pharmaceutical companies will retain highly experienced lawyers to protect their interest. Plaintiffs’ attorneys who understand pharmaceutical litigation will be able to ensure their clients interests are also protected when they take on these massive companies.
A qualified testosterone lawyer will be able to evaluate your case – usually for free – and tell you fairly quickly whether not you have a valid claim for compensation. He or she will also fully explain the complicated process involved in filing a testosterone lawsuit, so that you know what to expect as the litigation proceeds. The testosterone attorney you consult should also be willing to take the time to answer any questions you might have, so that you can make well-informed decisions about your case.
If you or someone you love were harmed by AndroGel or a similar medication, please contact our legal team today to learn more about finding a qualified testosterone lawyer. For more information, please call.
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