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Low Testosterone Class Action Lawsuit

Men Who Took Popular Testosterone Drugs Could Be Able To File Lawsuits Over Heart Risk

Attorneys across the country are right now investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of men who were prescribed popular drugs or other therapies for a condition called “Low T”.

“Low T” is short for “low testosterone, and it is a medical condition that most commonly afflicts older men, but can also afflict younger men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Typical symptoms include decreased sex drive, increased body fat, and decreased muscle mass. The only way you can determine if you have low testosterone is for your doctor to take a blood test.

Men Who Took Testosterone Treatments May Be Able To File Lawsuits

Many men suffered from strokes, heart attacks, and other serious conditions because they were taking low testosterone drugs or therapies. “Low T” treatments, which are sold as gels, injections, pellets, pills, and patches, have been linked to an increased risk of serious cardiac problems in older and middle-aged men. Law firms across the nation are looking into lawsuits against the manufacturers of these therapies because they believe that these companies had a duty to warn patients about the risk of stroke, heart attack, and sudden death, but did not provide any indication of these potential dangers on their advertising materials or products’ labeling. To make matters worse, the number of prescriptions for these treatments has more than tripled in the last ten years, partially because of aggressive marketing.

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Get The Financial Compensation That You Deserve

If you or someone you love suffered a pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke, or even died while they were on testosterone therapy, a law firm could help you file a lawsuit seeking financial compensation for medical expenses, emotional damage, and pain and suffering. A no-cost, no-obligation consultation is your best bet for finding out whether you have a good shot at getting compensation.

A Perfect Storm Is Brewing – The Time To File A Lawsuit Is Now

There are some major developments happening, and some have already happened very recently. The two well publicized studies that showed a clear risk between testosterone therapy and increased risk of heart problems, as well as the FDA investigation into these therapies, is big news – both for patients who have suffered while taking these drugs, the law firms that will represent them, and their families. It is also serious news because the market for testosterone drugs is only increasing. Not only has the number of prescriptions risen by more than three-fold in the last ten years, but the market is expected to explode to $5 billion by 2017. With an increasing number of prescriptions, more research studies, and an ongoing FDA investigation, it’s likely that a lot of lawsuits will be moving forward as well.

How Could A Lawsuit Help You?

If you file a lawsuit, you may be able to get compensation for both economic and personal losses. These can include compensation for lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Moreover, taking legal action can ensure that manufacturers are held accountable for releasing dangerous products without clearly labeling them.

Low Testosterone Therapy Side Effects

While low testosterone treatment is prescribed to combat the effects of aging such as diminished libido, lowered muscle strength and bone density, erectile dysfunction and depression, it has now been proven by medical studies that testosterone products can have adverse health effects, ranging from minor to more serious, life-threatening ones. Serious side-effects include:

Myocardial infraction (heart attacks)

This is the most common type of side effects that has been seen in patients who undertook low testosterone therapy. Patients with a history of heart disease and complications were more likely to have a heart attack.

Strokes

The second most common type of side effects. This happens because of a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. Mini-strokes (transient ischemic attack or TIA) are also possible and have been alleged at least in one lawsuit against the makers of AndroGel

Prostate Cancer

While the research is not as conclusive as it is on heart strokes and heart attacks, the risk for prostate cancer has not been entirely ruled out. Those who have undergone or are currently undergoing testosterone therapy are advised to take a PSA test once or twice a year.