Have you or a family member been affected?
Attorneys across the country are considering filing lawsuits on behalf of men who used AndroGel® and other testosterone therapies in light of new information linking the products to heart attack, stroke and death in users. AndroGel® is a prescription gel medication used to treat low levels of testosterone, also known as “Low T.” Testosterone therapies can also come in the form of a patch or injection.
Why Should I File an Androgel Lawsuit?
By filing a suit, patients who were injured while using testosterone treatments such as AndroGel or other testosterone therapy drugs, may be entitled to compensation for economical and non-economical losses. Also, taking legal action can help hold producers responsible for releasing faulty and dangerous products into the market. Our lawyers are investigating possible suits for guys who used other testosterone treatments or AndroGel and endured the following:
- Transient ischemic attacks (“mini strokes”)
- Pulmonary embolism
- On filing a suit against the manufacturer of AndroGel or another testosterone treatment if you want additional information, contact us now. Our lawyers are now offering free consultations.
Studies Emphasize Serious Heart Danger Testosterone Treatments for AndroGel
A study conducted by several researchers revealed that some adult males have a heightened risk of suffering heart attacks while using prescription testosterone treatments. The study also addressed whether these men were more prone to the dangers of cardiac problems, due to an increase in libido from higher testosterone levels. When the study compared these men to another group of patients taking Viagra and Cialis, there was no increase in heart attack cases by men taking erectile dysfunction medications.
FDA Inquiring Heart, Stroke Risk
On Jan. 31, 2014, the FDA declared an inquiry into the threat of heart attack, stroke and death in males using prescription testosterone products. The statement was made by the bureau after reviewing the study ran at the National Cancer Institute, in addition to the study. The FDA urged that while patients shouldn’t discontinue using these products without first speaking with their physicians, healthcare professionals should consider whether testosterone treatment’s advantages outweigh its dangers. The bureau said it’d convey its ultimate decisions on the Low T products after it’s assessed data from both studies and other advice that was accessible.
Reports: Testosterone Treatment to Become $5 Billion Business by 2017
Revenues from injections, testosterone gels, patches and pills have soared recently, resulting in increasing inspection the drugs are being over-prescribed to patients. In accordance with the New York Times, studies indicate that 1 in 4 men using the products never got routine blood tests to assess for the only condition which is why testosterone treatment is approved. An illness that creates serious testosterone insufficiency and hypogonadism. AndroGel in addition has faced criticism because of its on-line “Low T Symptoms Quiz,” which prompts users to answer questions about symptoms which are extremely broad in nature (have you got too little Energy?, have you been Depressed or Grumpy?), almost anyone could reply “yes” and seek guidance from their physicians about maybe having low testosterone levels.
Types of Testosterone Replacement Therapy: