Testosterone products have been prescribed to treat Low T (low testosterone) in men. However, many men have suffered stroke, cardiac arrest, and other adverse side effects after using these products. It is believed that these products may have long-term adverse consequences for the heart. In 2015, the FDA issued a safety warning that taking approved testosterone products can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. Our testosterone lawyers are investigating the filing of the first nationwide class action against the manufacturers of testosterone products, whose drugs cause serious injuries and deaths. If you have suffered an adverse effect from a testosterone product or another dangerous drug, the product liability attorneys at Moll Law Group are available to recover compensation. Billions of dollars have been recovered in cases in which we were involved.Holding a Manufacturer Accountable for Testosterone Treatments
Testosterone therapy may be administered in an injection, patch, or gel, using products such as Vogelxo, Testopel, Testim, Testoderm, Striant, Fortesta, Androgel, Aciron, or Androderm. In 2014, the FDA started to require drug manufacturers to warn of the risks that testosterone products can cause dangerous blood clots in the lungs and legs.
Recent stories show that men over age 65 have twice the risk of suffering a heart attack within 90 days of commencing testosterone therapy. Men under age 65 with heart disease experienced two to three times the risk of heart attack. One study was discontinued because of the high heart attack rate. Patients who have been prescribed Low T therapy have suffered dangerous side effects including, heart attack, blood clots, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, and even death.
Low T litigation seeks compensation for those who were hurt or wrongfully died due to testosterone products. It also seeks a medical monitoring fund for people who need testing. A lawsuit against testosterone product manufacturers with the assistance of a testosterone lawyer would allege a failure to warn and aggressive, misleading marketing about the safety of these treatments.
Most states have adopted the concept of strict liability in connection with marketing defects like a failure to warn. A manufacturer is required to provide adequate warnings about the use of a product. If it fails to provide these warnings, the item is defective, and the manufacturer may be liable if a consumer is hurt due to the lack of warnings. The failure to warn must be the cause of the injuries. Of course, it usually is not possible to warn about every conceivable hazard or risk in connection with a product. Manufacturers are expected to provide adequate warnings about risks when a product is used in a foreseeable way. In most states, they meet their obligation by warning doctors.
Some states use negligence standards, rather than strict liability, for cases involving a failure to warn. In those states, the plaintiff must prove the manufacturer's duty of care, the manufacturer's breach of duty, causation, and actual damages. In some of these states, statutes allow a comparative fault analysis in connection with the failure to warn lawsuit.Contact a Knowledgeable Testosterone Attorney
If you suffered a heart attack or stroke, or a loved one died due to the use of testosterone, the product liability lawyers at Moll Law Group are available to represent you in pursuing compensation. We represent injured consumers nationwide, including in states such as California, Florida, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan. Call us at 312-462-1700 or use our online form to arrange a free initial consultation with a testosterone attorney.