Testosterone lawsuits are being filed throughout the country. Graves McLain personal injury 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 taking testosterone therapy, call the experienced testosterone lawyers at Graves McLain about filing a testosterone lawsuit.
Testosterone Side Effects and Adverse Drug Reactions
A recent scientific study has confirmed that men over age 65, that use testosterone, have a 200% to 300% increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Additionally, younger men with a history of heart ailments have the same increased risks. These side effects could 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
• Pulmonary Embolism
Other Serious Side Effects of Testosterone Use are:
• 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. Despite this knowledge, these companies created a superficial demand for testosterone replacement therapy by promoting the message that increasing testosterone in men could increase libido, reduce fat, improve energy, and improve concentration. These drug manufacturers even advertised a fabricated 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 levels. 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 equating to billions of dollars in revenue for these drug manufacturers. Some of the more well-known products for testosterone are:
Over 90% of the prescriptions for testosterone were filled with Androgel, Axiron, Testim or Fortesta. Testosterone therapy products are still on the market today, even though there are many adverse reactions to these supplements.
Product Liability – Failure to Warn
The law provides 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 users 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 outweighs 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. The experienced Tulsa, Oklahoma Defective Drug lawyers at Graves McLain have extensive experience representing the injured victims of defective drugs. 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 or expenses unless we recover damages for you. If you or a loved one has suffered stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism or death after use of a brand name testosterone product, call 1-800-390-6600 to speak with an attorney for free about your situation.