In 2011, more than five million prescriptions were written in the U.S. for testosterone therapies. These products are most commonly available in the form of a patch, a gel, a cream, a pill, or an injection, and they are designed to increase testosterone levels in men who may be suffering from symptoms of low testosterone (Low T). However, several treatments have recently been linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, death, and other complications.
If you suffered from adverse side effects while using a testosterone treatment therapy and you want to learn more about your options, contact Attorney Group for New York today. We can help determine whether you are eligible to file a New York testosterone therapy lawsuit in a free, noobligation consultation. You may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries.
What are Testosterone Treatments?
There are 10 wellknown testosterone therapies that are most prescribed in the United States: BioTGel, Androderm, Fortesta, Testim, Axiron, DepoTestosterone, AndroGel, Striant, Testopel, and Delatestryl. As with any medication or therapy, these testosterone treatments may cause mild side effects such as vomiting, jaundice, nausea, and headaches.
According to reports, these products can cause changes in patients’ moods and mental states as well as water retention, edema, and a decrease in sperm production. The following conditions can also make a testosterone treatment less effective and may prompt a patient to consider filing a New York testosterone therapy lawsuit:
- Sleep apnea
- Prostate cancer
- High blood counts
- Congestive heart failure
- Benign prostatic hypertrophy
Additionally, men with blocked arteries, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, obesity, or cardiovascular disease may also be at an increased risk of suffering from severe side effects if they choose to undergo a testosterone treatment therapy. Manufacturers have the obligation to adequately test these Low T treatments prior to releasing them for use. However, several manufacturers have allegedly failed to do so, and patients may be entitled to file a New York testosterone therapy lawsuit if they can prove that their condition was the direct result of a manufacturer’s negligence.
Several Manufacturers Named as Defendants
The testosterone treatments were occasionally marketed as a “fountain of youth” that could reverse the symptoms of Low T. Oftentimes, however, the symptoms they claimed to treat were simply the natural signs of aging that could be helped with improved diet and exercise and did not necessarily require medication.
You may be entitled to join the growing number of plaintiffs who are seeking compensation for their injuries by filing a New York testosterone therapy lawsuit. According to pending lawsuits, manufacturers failed to warn the public and medical communities of the possible side effects and risks associated with their products until thousands of patients had already used the treatments to increase their testosterone levels.
Contact Attorney Group for New York for More Information
If you think you are eligible to file a New York testosterone therapy lawsuit because of complications you believe were the result of a testosterone replacement product, Attorney Group for New York can help. We are currently offering free consultations to help potential plaintiffs determine if they are entitled to recover damages for their injuries. Attorney Group for New York can put you in touch with an affiliated attorney who can file a New York testosterone therapy lawsuit on your behalf and assist you in seeking the compensation to which you may be entitled. Call today.