Many low testosterone drug manufacturers now face lawsuits from injured men. Plaintiffs say companies failed to provide sufficient warnings about potentially life-threatening side effects. of the treatments, which include AndroGel, Fortesta, Axiron, Testim and Striant. Researchers now link heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and other cardiac events to low-T treatment. Current low testosterone litigation filings allege manufacturers didn’t adequately warn consumers through labeling and advertising. Instead, these drug manufacturers chose to promote how much their low-T therapies can help reduce low libido and fatigue side effects in men.
Cardiac Events Frequently Cited in Low Testosterone Litigation
A January 2014 study published in the journal PLOS One found a link between cardiac events and low testosterone treatment. The results showed that younger men with pre-existing heart conditions as well as older men have a higher risk of suffering a myocardial infarction after starting low-T therapy. This study triggered an FDA warning about cardiovascular risks for men receiving low testosterone therapy.
As a result, thousands of lawsuits are now underway against low-T therapy makers. Testosterone litigation includes two claims in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County against Testim’s maker, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals. Lawyers for both cases claim their plaintiffs suffered heart attacks while on low testosterone therapy. Another claim filed in April 2014 alleged Auxilium misrepresented the treatment’s safety and efficacy in its advertising claims.
How to Qualify for a Cash Settlement Through Low Testosterone Litigation
Men who suffered a cardiac event while on low-T treatment may be entitled to financial compensation for damages. If you’re looking to file a low testosterone lawsuit, get a lawyer who’s well-versed in product liability cases. But before you do, talk to an advocate about preparing your case for a favorable trial outcome. To see if you may qualify for compensation instantly online, fill out your free compensation evaluation form now. Once you’ve submitted your information, an experienced advocate will call you to discuss your compensation options.
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