More than five million prescriptions for testosterone treatments were given to patients in 2011 alone. Available as injections, pills, creams, gels, and patches, testosterone therapies are intended to help men who are suffering from symptoms of low testosterone, or Low-T, levels. However, these products may increase a man’s risk of suffering from a heart attack, stroke, or death. Individuals who have experienced adverse side effects due to testosterone therapies should consider seeking legal counsel to learn more about their rights and how to take the first step in filing an Iowa testosterone therapy lawsuit. Attorney Group for Iowa is currently investigating claims on behalf of potential plaintiffs who feel as though they are eligible to file an Iowa testosterone therapy lawsuit.
Testosterone Treatment Overview
The 10 most commonly prescribed testosterone products in the U.S. include Striant, Delatestryl, Testopel, AndroGel, Androderm, Testim, Depo-Testosterone, Axiron, Fortesta, and Bio-T-Gel. These treatments can cause common, mild side effects including nausea, headache, jaundice, and vomiting. However, men who are currently pursuing claims against the manufacturers of these products allege that the treatments are dangerous and can cause alterations in their moods and mental states as well as a decrease in sperm production, edema, and water retention. Certain conditions can also worsen as a result of testosterone treatment use, including:
- High blood counts
- Prostate cancer
- Benign prostatic hypertrophy
- Congestive heart failure
- Sleep apnea
It is important to note that men with high cholesterol levels, blocked arteries, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or obesity are at an increased risk of complications. However, manufacturers are accused of failing to research the link between these health conditions and their products. Plaintiffs may be eligible to file an Iowa testosterone therapy lawsuit if the manufacturers acted out of negligence in failing to fully determine the safety and efficacy of their products before releasing them for public use.
Manufacturers Facing Lawsuits
Men may be eligible to file an Iowa testosterone therapy lawsuit if they believe that they suffered from life-threatening complications as a result of a testosterone replacement product. According to lawsuits, manufacturers of some of the most well-known testosterone treatment therapies have been named as defendants by plaintiffs alleging that the companies knew of the possible dangers of their products.
Additionally, plaintiffs allege that manufacturers did not warn the medical or public communities of these risks until after the products had been used by thousands of patients. Several reports suggest that patients endured emotional and physical injuries after they experienced life-threatening complications, and family members who have lost loved ones as a result of adverse testosterone side effects may consider pursuing a wrongful death claim in an attempt to seek compensation for their losses.
Learn More About Filing an Iowa Testosterone Therapy Lawsuit
Attorney Group for Iowa wants to help individuals who took testosterone products and suffered from complications allegedly caused by the treatments. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and to allow us to help you determine if you are eligible to file an Iowa testosterone therapy lawsuit. We can put you in touch with an affiliated attorney who can file your Iowa testosterone therapy lawsuit and assist you throughout the process. You may be entitled to recover damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.