Men are suing low testosterone treatment manufacturers after suffering heart attacks, strokes or other serious cardiovascular events. Additionally, some families are filing wrongful death lawsuits after a male family member dies while undergoing low-T therapy.
Examples of Low Testosterone Lawsuits
One man died after having a heart attack in April 2012. He was taking AndroGel, then Axiron, in the months prior to his death. The victim was in his early 60s, had no history of heart disease or cardiovascular problems and his death was unexpected, said court documents. His family believed low testosterone therapy caused his heart attack.
Initially, they didn’t know his cause of death. The man’s son learned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about cardiovascular risks linked to low-T treatments. He also discovered studies linking low testosterone therapy to heart attacks as well as strokes. That’s when the family filed a low testosterone lawsuit, claiming that manufacturers didn’t sufficiently provide safety warnings to consumers. They also alleged manufacturers misrepresented their low T drugs as free of life-threatening side effects in direct-to-consumer marketing claims.
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Another case targets AbbVie Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Lily USA Inc., and Eli Lilly and Company in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. That plaintiff claimed manufacturers of low-T therapies conduct overly aggressive marketing tactics. These in turn may lead customers to believe low testosterone drugs are completely safe and effective.
A third case making headlines includes plaintiff David Lyon of Texas. Lyon filed his June 2014 low testosterone lawsuit after suffering a heart attack while taking AndroGel. Lyon started taking low T drugs in January 2005 at age 72. In addition, he had no prior heart-related issues until his heart attack occurred 10 months after starting AndroGel. He claimed the myocardial infarction severely impacted his professional as well as personal life.
Men Should Consider Seeking Justice in Court
Men who suffered a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac event while taking low testosterone medication may be entitled to compensation and damages. You or your loved one should consider hiring a lawyer, as an attorney will be well-versed in the intricacies of these cases. Families of men who died while taking low testosterone treatment may also file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Consult an Attorney Before Filing Your Low Testosterone Claim
If you or a loved one had a serious cardiovascular event while taking low T medication, you may have a claim. Get your free low t claim review to see if you may qualify for a cash settlement. An experienced mass tort lawyer will call after receiving your information to discuss your compensation options.
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