Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits Allege That Prescription Testosterone Drugs Place Men Who Take The Medication At An Increased Risk Of Heart Attacks, Strokes, Blood Clots And Other Adverse Cardiovascular Events.
Southern Med Law, a law firm representing victims of medical malpractice and defective medical devices, notes that the number of testosterone therapy lawsuits continues to grow at a consistent rate. Court documents indicate that 1,474 low testosterone drug complaints are pending in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois as of April 21. The multidistrict litigation in the Northern Illinois federal court was established in June for all federally filed testosterone therapy lawsuits alleging that men who use testosterone medication, such as AndroGel, Androderm, and Testim are at a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots and cardiac death. The testosterone complaints contend that manufacturers of testosterone products failed to warn physicians and their patients of the life-threatening side effects associated with testosterone medication. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2545)
“The increase in testosterone lawsuit filings shows that concerns over the alleged side-effects of testosterone replacement therapy and the health risks involved in taking the prescription medication is viable” says Southern Med Law.
Court documents indicate that the multidistrict litigation for the testosterone complaints involve testosterone therapy drugs such as:
Southern Med Law has a unique understanding of the allegations made by the plaintiffs in the testosterone treatment therapy complaints. It’s founder, Dr. François Blaudeau is both an attorney and practicing physician. Southern Med Law comprehends the medical and legal questions involved in testosterone treatment complaints which is what makes the law firm able to provide the aggressive and effective patient advocacy for those who believe they have been harmed by dangerous prescription drugs. If you or someone you love have been injured by testosterone therapy medication, 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.
The firm notes that documents in these testosterone lawsuits indicate that the establishment of multidistrict litigation for testosterone complaints came in the wake of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement that it was launching an investigation into all FDA-approved prescription testosterone drugs due to the reports of stroke, heart attack and death in men taking testosterone replacement therapy to treat hypogonadism, which is low testosterone levels in men due to a medical condition. According to the testosterone lawsuits, the FDA began its inquiry after reviewing two studies regarding the cardiovascular risks associated with testosterone products. A study published in JAMA in November 2013 found that testosterone products raised the risk of death, heart attack and stroke in men by about 30 percent, according to the testosterone complaints. Also included in the court documents is a study published in PLOS ONE on January 29, 2014 that showed men over 65 years old and men younger than 65 years old with a previous heart condition who were prescribed testosterone medication were at double the risk for heart attacks than men who did not take testosterone replacement therapy. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2545)
Court records further show that the majority of testosterone lawsuits filed in MDL 2545 are filed against AbbVie and Abbott Laboratories, the makers and marketers of AndroGel. The AndroGel lawsuits allege that the defendants misrepresented the testosterone product as a “safe and effective treatment” for hypogonadism but did not disclose that the medication causes “serious medical problems,” including life-threatening cardiac events, strokes and thrombolytic events. The AndroGel complaints purport that the defendants marketed the product in an “aggressive unbranded disease awareness campaign” to alert men that they might be suffering from “Low T.” As a result of the “disease mongering,” Low T diagnoses have “increased exponentially” and AndroGel’s sales have increased to over $1.37 billion per year, according to the testosterone complaints.
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Testosterone Therapy Lawsuit Lawsuit
Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation through Southern Med Law. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made Southern Med Law an aggressive and effective legal advocate for those who were harmed due to dangerous and defective drugs. If you believe that you or a loved one was injured by testosterone products, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation testosterone therapy lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.