Low Testosterone Therapy
TESTOSTERONE DEFECTIVE DRUG LAWSUITS
Testosterone lawsuits are being filed throughout the country. The Yost Legal Group defective drugs lawyers are actively investigating testosterone lawsuits for heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism and death. Reliable scientific studies confirm Testosterone supplementation dramatically increases the risk of these side effects in men who are healthy or have a prior heart condition. If your loved one has suffered heart attack, stroke, blood clot or death after initiating testosterone therapy, call the experienced testosterone lawyers at the Yost Legal Group about filing a testosterone lawsuit.
TESTOSTERONE SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE DRUG EVENTS
A recent scientific study has confirmed that men over age 65, and younger men with a history of heart ailments, that use testosterone have a 200% to 300% increased risk of heart attack and stroke. These side effects are believed to be caused by the increased production of red blood cells leading to thickening of the blood and blood clots. When blood clots break loose and travel to the heart they become lodged in the small vasculature in the lungs causing pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism can lead to heart attack, stroke, and death. Often the first side effect of testosterone use is death caused by heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism.
Some of the testosterone users who survive heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism have serious side effects including:
- complete disability from work
- partial paralysis
- memory loss
- slurred speech
Some men require a lifetime of care as a result of their testosterone related injuries.
WHAT DID THE MANUFACTURERS KNOW ABOUT THE RISKS AND WHAT DID THEY DO ABOUT IT?
The manufacturers of testosterone supplementation knew that only a very small number of men suffered from what is medically defined as low testosterone. But they manufactured a demand for testosterone replacement therapy by putting out a message increase testosterone could increase libido, reduce fat, improve energy, and improve concentration. They even advertised a made up syndrome, “Low T.” Reliable studies show that over 25% of men prescribed testosterone did not even have a testosterone level check to see if they were being treated for a medical condition. Many more were prescribed testosterone even though their tests did not show medically low testosterone.
The result was that men experiencing normal symptoms of aging asked their doctors to prescribe testosterone to reverse these symptoms. Over 5 million prescriptions were written for testosterone replacement therapy last year. Some of the products for testosterone are:
Over 90% of the prescriptions for testosterone were filled with Androgel, Axiron, Testim , or Fortesta. Testosterone is still on the market today.
PRODUCT LIABILITY – FAILURE TO WARN
The laws provide the right to a remedy for harm caused by defective pharmaceutical products. One way a drug can be defective is when the manufacturers fail to adequately warn about the risks of harm associated with the product. Failure to warn about known risks needlessly places drug users at risk of harm. The law holds manufacturers responsible when they over promote a drug and do not warn about known serious side effects.
Testosterone user and their doctors were not informed about the risks of heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and death associated with testosterone replacement therapy. Only when the doctor and patient have all the information can an informed decision about the benefits and risks be weighed to decide to start a prescription. Because there were no long term benefits for a majority of testosterone users, the very real risk of serious harm outweighed its use.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT LAWYER
One of the most important things you will do in your low testosterone lawsuit is selecting the right attorney. It is important to hire a defective drug lawyer who has experience handling class action lawsuits and defective drug lawsuits. We at the Yost Legal Group have extensive experience representing the injured victims of defective drugs. We secured compensation for hundreds of injured defective pharmaceutical drug users in multi-district litigation and class actions. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
If we take your case we will do so on a no win/no fee or expense basis only. That means you do not pay a fee expense unless you recover. If you or a loved one has suffered stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism or death after use of a brand name testosterone product, call 1-800-YOSTLAW to speak to one of our attorneys today.