Men who use AndroGel and other low-T therapies may be in danger of suffering a testosterone-related heart attack or stroke, according to recent warnings from federal health regulators. In May 2015, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) required the manufacturers of all prescription testosterone treatments to add new warnings to their labels regarding these potential risks.
Thousands of men have filed testosterone lawsuits in order to obtain compensation for heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular complications allegedly associated with the use of low-T therapy. If you or a man you love experienced a serious heart problem while using AndroGel or another testosterone replacement drug, please call (888) 994-5118 to arrange for a free, no-obligation case review with the legal team at Bernstein Liebhard LLP.
Testosterone replacement therapy was originally intended to treat men who suffer from hypogonadism (low testosterone) as a result of an associated medical condition. Drugs in this class include a number of gels, injections, or patches, including:
Even though these drugs are not approved to treat age-related hypogonadism, a growing number of testosterone lawsuits claim that their manufacturers marketed the products for this very purpose. They further allege that these marketing tactics positioned low-T therapies as remedies for low sex drive, weaker bone density, diminishing muscle mass, and other age-related symptoms. As a result, many men who used the medications had no medical reason to do so.
In January 2014, the FDA announced it was investigating the potential for testosterone –related heart attacks, strokes and sudden death among men who used low-T therapies. The FDA’s concern was prompted by two studies that suggested these medications might raise heart risks in certain men:
The FDA completed its review in March 2015, and ordered low-T manufacturers to add new warnings to their product labels regarding a possible association with heart attacks and strokes. The FDA also required that the labeling be modified to clearly state that the drugs hadn’t been proven safe or effective in treating age-related hypogonadism. Read More
Since the FDA issued its alert, thousands of men have filed lawsuits after suffering heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems that were allegedly caused by AndroGel and other low T therapies.
There is still time for the alleged victims of testosterone-related heart attacks to file their own lawsuits against the manufacturers of low-T therapies. To learn more about this growing litigation, please contact our attorneys today, by calling (888) 994-5118.
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