Testosterone Product Lawsuits
Corpus Christi Dangerous Drug Attorneys, Serving Nueces County
Testosterone products are prescribed to treat men who have low testosterone
levels (a condition known as hypogonadism). However, as is the case with
a good many medical treatments, the use of testosterone products can deliver
significant benefits to those who genuinely need them and undesirable
side effects to those whose medical condition may not warrant such treatment.
If you suffered injuries or complications after using testosterone products,
you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our Corpus Christi dangerous
drug attorneys can help you understand your legal options and work to
protect your right to a fair recovery. At Bandas Law Firm, P.C., we provide
compassionate and personalized legal representation, as well as aggressive
advocacy on behalf of our clients.
For a free, no-obligation consultation, contact Bandas Law Firm, P.C. online
or by phone at (361) 238-2789 today. Se habla español.
Unnecessary Use of Testosterone Products
The problem is that pharmaceutical companies are marketing “low-T”
therapies to men who do not have hypogonadism, touting them as a way of
increasing strength and vitality even in the absence of underlying conditions
that might actually make the treatment medically desirable. Elderly men
are encouraged to use the products as a way of staving off the effects
of aging, and younger men are told of the extra energy the products can
deliver during workouts.
As adverse effects come to light, testosterone attorneys are increasingly
bringing lawsuits on the behalf of men who have suffered strokes, heart
attacks, and other medical issues as a result of using testosterone products
and who claim that they were not properly informed of potential risks.
In the United States, only three to seven percent of men actually have
hypogonadism. Even so, over the last decade, the percentage of men taking
testosterone supplements tripled. Researchers are concerned that testosterone
therapy can pose significant risks for older men. In fact, at the Boston
University School of Medicine, a study of “low-T” drugs was
halted when researchers discovered that the men who were actually taking
the drug were five times more likely to develop congestive heart failure
and other cardio-vascular difficulties than those in the placebo group.
Risks May Outweigh Benefits
The issue with testosterone, attorneys say, is that their clients were
generally healthy before beginning treatment. The basis for testosterone
lawsuits is that the treatments are not proven to benefit healthy men
and that the risks may far outweigh any benefits. Georgetown University’s
Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman agrees, saying that the therapy delivers “no
proven benefit for healthy men,” and that so-called “low-T”
therapy is nothing more than an invention by pharmaceutical companies
that are looking for ways to market their products.
Lawsuits Involving Testosterone Products
Pharmaceutical companies are clearly making money from sales of “low-T”
products, but they are coming under fire for improper sales practices.
In Texas, a whistleblower lawsuit has been filed alleging that Solvay
Pharmaceuticals has improperly marketed its product, AndroGel, representing
it as an alternative to Viagra. Additionally, in Illinois, a class action
lawsuit is underway alleging that major pharmaceutical companies including
Pfizer, Auxilium, Abbvie, Abbott, and Pharmacia and Upjohn marketed drugs
that caused deep vein thrombosis, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and heart
attacks. It is expected that there will be thousands of plaintiffs alleging
harm from testosterone, and attorneys will be kept busy for some time to come.
Pharmaceutical companies often try to rush a drug onto the market without
proper testing. They may also try to conceal the various risks that are
inherent in the use of the drug and may even try to circumvent FDA approval
procedures by representing the drug as being virtually identical to another
drug that has already been approved. When they engage in this type of
conduct, they can be held liable for any harm that results from the use
of their products.
If you have been prescribed a “low-T” treatment, for any reason,
you should immediately consult with your doctor to determine if there
are risks to your health. If you have suffered side effects, a Corpus
Christi testosterone product attorney at our firm can help you to get
the compensation you deserve for any harm you may have incurred.
Call (361) 238-2789 or submit an online contact form for a complimentary