The first testosterone lawsuit trials have been set for 2016. Over 2,000 men who claim they suffered heart attacks and other adverse events after receiving testosterone therapy have sued drug makers alleging that testosterone products caused strokes, blood clots, and heart attacks, testosterone lawsuit attorneys note.
If you or a loved one took a testosterone drug and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group 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.
Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.
AndroGel Maker First To Face Trial
According to Forbes.com, a Chicago court has consolidated several of these suits into bellwether cases that will be heard in 2016. The first drug maker to face trial will be AbbVie, maker of the popular AndroGel. The lawsuits allege that AbbVie and other testosterone makers endangered healthy men by marketing the hormone to treat sexual dysfunction, age-related fatigue and other symptoms that go beyond what the product is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat (hypogonadism, a serious hormonal decline caused by disease or injury).
Earlier in 2015, the FDA issued a warning about a potential link between the hormone treatment and increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The testosterone treatments were not approved by the FDA for people who were experiencing low testosterone levels due to the aging process. However, it is alleged that this did not prevent manufacturers such as AbbVie from marketing the drug to the general public and to doctors as the answer to low libido, reduced energy and depression, the website reported.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
If a drug maker fails to fulfill its duty to provide safe drugs and to warn of potentially harmful side effects that may be associated with its medication, it could be held liable for any 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 a testosterone lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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If you or a loved one took a testosterone drug and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group 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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