A recent investigation suggests that testosterone drugs are prescribed excessively for the off-label use of countering age-related declines in testosterone, despite the associated health risks. Testosterone drugs have been allegedly linked to various serious health complications, including cardiovascular events and prostate cancer. Affected patients are pursuing claims against the makers of testosterone drugs with the assistance of Alabama testosterone attorneys.
If you or a loved one took a testosterone drug and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Alabama for more information about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated testosterone lawsuit attorney who can file a testosterone lawsuit on your behalf.
Investigation Reveals Doctor Education Courses May Be Harming Patients
An investigation published in the Journal Sentinel suggests that many doctors allegedly over-prescribe testosterone-boosting products for purposes that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or scientifically validated. This in turn may raise the risk of prostate cancer, stroke, heart attacks and other health problems. Testosterone products are often presented as safe and effective at addressing side effects of age-related testosterone loss. However, evidence of this effectiveness is limited, and men taking these products have reported nearly 3,900 serious adverse events since 2010.
According to the investigation, over-prescribing may occur because many doctor education courses exaggerate the benefits of testosterone drugs while omitting the associated health risks. For instance, the FDA warns that men with prostate cancer shouldn’t take testosterone products, which are associated with a greater risk of this cancer. However, in some courses, doctors have been told that testosterone drugs are safe for men with active prostate cancer.
The efficacy of testosterone drugs at treating various health problems associated with testosterone loss, such as obesity, heart disease and cognitive decline, has not been proven through research. Still, these drugs are widely used, with an average of 6.5 million prescriptions written per year. This may potentially expose countless men to serious and potentially unnecessary health risks, the website reported.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Patients who have been injured by testosterone replacement therapy drugs may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after a testosterone drug, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation may include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of a loved one’s financial support
- Funeral expenses
Affected patients are encouraged to speak with an Alabama testosterone lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
Contact Us For More Information
If you or a loved one took a testosterone drug and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Alabama for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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