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Prescription testosterone therapy, used by millions of men to alleviate symptoms associated with low testosterone levels, have been tied to an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and other life-threatening cardiovascular side effects by a number of recent studies. These studies were so concerning that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) launched a safety review of low testosterone therapy in January 2014. Since then, hundreds of men have filed testosterone therapy lawsuits to obtain compensation for the pain and suffering allegedly caused by these drugs.
You could be entitled to filing a testosterone therapy lawsuit for compensation if you suffered a serious heart event allegedly related to the use of any prescription low testosterone therapy drug, including:
As both an attorney and practicing physician, Dr. François Blaudeau possesses a unique understanding of the medical and legal questions at issue in testosterone therapy lawsuits. If you or someone you love where harmed by a testosterone therapy, please call Dr. Blaudeau at Southern Med Law to learn more about your legal rights today. Call the office directly at 205-547-5525 for a free, no obligation testosterone therapy lawsuit review or by filling out our online form on this site.
Testosterone therapy Complications and side effects
Testosterone therapies are only approved to treat hypogonadism, a condition marked by low testosterone that is related to an underlying medical problem. They are not approved to alleviate low libido and other symptoms associated with age-related drops in the hormone. It is estimated that only 6 to 7 percent of men suffer from hypogonadism. However, between 1988 and 2011, sales of testosterone treatments increased from $18 million to $1.6 billion. From 2001 through 2011, the percentage of men older than 40 who were using these drugs tripled. Testosterone lawsuits allege that the manufacturers of the medications used deceptive marketing claims to drive their sales, and induced many men to use the potentially-dangerous medications in the absence of a true medical need.
In January 2014, the FDA announced that it was investigating the cardiovascular side effects associated with low testosterone therapies after two studies tied the drugs to an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and deaths in certain men. One of the studies, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in November 2013, found that men who used testosterone supplements were nearly 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or die after three years of use. The second study, which appeared in January 2014 in PLOS One, found that men over the age of 65 and younger men with pre-existing heart disease may face a two-fold increased risk of heart attacks from testosterone therapies.
Since the FDA announced its review, hundreds of testosterone treatment lawsuits have been filed in U.S. courts. Because so many claims were expected, a multidistrict litigation was established in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois to allow federal testosterone lawsuits to undergo coordinated pretrial proceedings. By January 2015, more than 600 cases had been filed in the federal litigation.
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Testosterone Therapy Lawsuit Due To Cardio Side effects
Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made Southern Med Law an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to dangerous and defective drugs. If you believe you or someone you love was harmed by a testosterone therapy treatment, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. For a free, no obligation testosterone therapy lawsuit review call 205-547-5525 or fill out our online form on this site. One call can start getting you the answers you need.
Testosterone Therapy Lawsuit News Links:
Bloomberg News – Abbott Labs Testosterone Suits Consolidated in Chicago
Indianapolis Business Journal – Lilly consolidated into testosterone drug lawsuit
Indianapolis Business Journal – Testosterone drugs need study on heart risks, FDA panel says
Indianapolis Business Journal – Testosterone-replacement rival of Lilly’s Axiron draws lawsuits