Many men around the country have filed low testosterone therapy lawsuits against manufacturers who develop treatment options for this condition, which can lead to serious cardiovascular risks including heart attack and stroke.
On June 2, 2014, a Texas man filed a lawsuit against AndroGel in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. The lawsuit alleges that low testosterone therapy caused the man’s myocardial infarction. The man claims AbbVie Inc., as well as Abbott Laboratories didn’t fully disclose possible heart attack risks for AndroGel. The plaintiff had no history of heart disease before starting low testosterone therapy in January 2005. Shortly afterward, he suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack) in November 2005.
Aggressive Marketing Claims Misled Men, Say Low Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits
AndroGel and other low-T treatment options have been approved therapy methods for this condition, also known as hypogonadism. However, this case as well as many others filed in Illinois note that manufacturers of these medications create aggressive marketing suggesting that men should use low testosterone medication to combat aging, low libido and fatigue.
In January 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an investigation into low testosterone therapy cardiac risks. This warning came after two separate studies found low testosterone therapy increased cardiovascular risks. This associated risk increased in older men as well as younger men with preexisting heart disease issues.
According to court documents, at least 6,000 low testosterone lawsuits are now pending in federal courts. On May 29, 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heard arguments proposing consolidation under a multidistrict litigation. This MDL establishes claim centralization within the North District of Illinois.
How Low Testosterone Therapy Victims Can Get Justice and Compensation for Injuries
If you or someone you love suffered a heart attack, stroke or blood clots from low testosterone therapy, you may have a claim. To see if you may qualify for a cash settlement, complete your free low t compensation evaluation now. Once you’ve submitted your information, an experienced advocate will call to discuss your compensation options.
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