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Any man who experienced a heart attack or stroke after taking one of several “Low T” therapy treatments on today’s market are urged to join the growing number of men opting to file testosterone lawsuit claims.

Used by millions of individuals in the U.S., AndroGel and a number of similar drugs prescribed for low levels of testosterone have come under fire for their alleged association with heart attacks, strokes and other life-threatening cardiovascular events. Testosterone therapy lawsuit filings allege that aggressive marketing of the drugs, which come in gel, patch, pellet or injectable forms, has resulted in their use in men with normal levels of the hormone.

The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively investigating claims against brand-name “Low T” therapy manufacturers. Those who may have experienced a stroke or heart attack followed by their use of AndroGel or another drug may be eligible to receive financial compensation.

The following “Low T” drugs are currently being reviewed for safety by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

  • AndroGel
  • Testopel
  • Androderm
  • Striant
  • Axiron
  • Bio-T-Gel
  • Delatestryl
  • Depo-Testosterone
  • Fortesta

Potential testosterone lawsuit claimants are urged to contact the Firm’s lawyers today. Our legal staff is currently offering free and confidential case reviews as a means of answering your questions regarding testosterone treatment lawsuits. The time is now to protect your legal rights.

What is “Low T” Testosterone Treatment Therapy?

Testosterone treatments like AndroGel are designed to raise levels of the hormone in men with hypogonadism, a condition categorized by abnormally-low testosterone levels. In the FDA’s approval of these medications, it is specifically noted that only men who suffer from low testosterone levels should be given the above treatment therapies in conjunction with another medical problem. This may include certain chemotherapy side effects, problems with the pituitary or hypothalamus glands, or certain genetic conditions.

In February 2014 though, a New York Times report suggested this may not be the case. Low T treatments are prescribed “as a cure-all for low energy, low libido, depression and other ills among middle-aged men,” the article states.

Between 2001 and 2011, the Times reports that the number of drug scripts more than quadrupled in men over 40, and that one in 25 men over 60 years of age is currently taking a prescription testosterone therapy. A number of men with normal testosterone levels have also been prescribed Low T treatments.

Testosterone lawsuit filings over AndroGel have included these statistics in claims against its manufacturer.

Given these findings, along with those included in a number of studies involving Low T treatments, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun to take action. On January 31, 2014, the agency issued a public health alert vowing to review the safety of the medications, even though their association with heart attacks and strokes has not been confirmed. A study published earlier that month in PLoS one suggested that the risk for heart attack in men younger than 65 may be increased if there is a history of heart disease. All older men taking testosterone therapy treatments were also shown to be at an elevated risk. In the future, these individuals may file testosterone treatment therapy lawsuits.

Research published in a November 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association relayed similar findings. After looking at data from 8,709 men with low testosterone levels who had also undergone coronary angiography between 2005 and 2011, the percentage of patients taking Low T medications were 30 more likely to suffer a stroke, heart attack or even death.  1,233 men included in the study had been taking a drug from this class of treatments.

Filing a Testosterone Lawsuit

By filing a testosterone therapy lawsuit over AndroGel or another medication, you may receive compensation for damages resulting in lost wages, additional medical expenses, permanent disability and any emotional distress allegedly caused by your injuries. Since 1993, the attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have recovered more than $3 billion on behalf of their clients, which include a large number of defective drug and medical device victims. Call our Firm today at.

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Since 1993, our lawyers have recovered more than $3 billion on behalf of injured victims, including patients harmed by defective drugs and medical devices. Should you choose Bernstein Liebhard LLP to represent you in your lawsuit, you will have a highly experienced team of attorneys, paralegals and investigators on your side, all committed to protecting your legal rights and working to ensure your physical, emotional and financial recovery.