Despite their popularity, testosterone drugs have been shown to cause serious harm to men. Studies support a link between testosterone drugs and serious medical conditions—including mood swings, heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and even death. Furthermore, family members, such as a spouse, child, or significant other may be harmed by a testosterone gel product if there was contact with a person using the gel. At Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our team of dedicated attorneys has investigated claims and dangerous drug lawsuits against the makers of:
Often, these lawsuits will allege that the drug company sold testosterone supplements without first properly researching the potential health risks, as well as failing to disclose the risks of injuries to the public. A lawsuit may request compensation for numerous economic and non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, disability, psychological damages, medical expenses, and loss of earnings, among others.
If you or a loved one was injured or suffered worsened conditions after taking any form of a testosterone supplement, consider reaching out to a Michigan testosterone lawyer. By working with a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney, you could rest assured that your case is being handled by a legal professional.
The drug Delatestryl was advertised on television and in print media for men who are being treated for “Low T.” It states that it can effectively treat symptoms such as decreased libido, lack of energy, and feelings of sadness. The drug is applied either through injection or by a topical solution, which has a reservoir of testosterone that sticks to the skin and delivers the drug through it, which is promoted as a safe and effective way to take the drug. According to the manufacturer, the topical solution and injection aim to protect other people from accidentally coming into contact with it during normal daily activities.
However, recent medical studies have shown testosterone drugs like Delatestryl can increase the risk of heart attack, ischemic stroke, blood clots, and even death. However, these risks were not properly disclosed by the company to men who may have otherwise not taken this drug—had these side effects been made clear. The Delatestryl Injection and Solution is made and distributed by Endo Pharmaceuticals, an international pharmaceutical company with sales all over the world.
Like Delatestryl, Androgel is a testosterone supplement promoted for men with “Low T.” Unfortunately, numerous users have suffered medical complications after using AndroGel. This product is applied to the skin as well and, similarly, is advertised as a safe and effective way to take this drug.
The manufacturers stated that their gel protects others from having it transferred to them. However, this is not the case and, unfortunately, both women and children are being harmed from accidental contact with this gel. These complications include those listed above for Delatestryl and other “Low T” drugs.
Lawsuits filed by defective drug lawyers against Androgel allege that consumers were was not properly disclosed of the serious health risks by the company. Many men may not have been prescribed or taken the drug if the potential harm and risk of death were properly disclosed by the drug company. When a person suffers adverse health effects after using AndroGel, it might prove beneficial to consult with a “Low T”
Testopel comes in the form of a pellet, which is implanted by a health care provider underneath the patient’s skin in a fatty area where the reservoir of testosterone can seep into the skin. Testopel is advertised as safe, with the manufacturers stating that their pellets protect other people from accidentally coming into contact with the substance during normal daily activities.
This drug is made and distributed by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an international pharmaceutical company with sales all over the world. The company had total product sales of over $233 million dollars in 2012 and trades as ACT on the New York Stock Exchange. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is known to manufacturer numerous prescription drugs and generic medications. Unfortunately, like many other “Low T” drugs, there have been numerous reported complications from Testopel use, which could be explained in depth by a Michigan testosterone lawyer.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Testosterone Lawsuit?
The following criteria must be met for a patient to file a testosterone lawsuit:
- Must be male
- Must have used name-brand TRT only, no shots
- Must have had one of the following injuries:
- Heart attack
- Myocardial infarction
- Blood clot
- Sudden cardiac death
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Cardiogenic embolism
- Blindness caused by blood clot to the eye
- Other injury caused by a blood clot
- If injury occurred while patient was taking TRT, must have been taking TRT for at least one month when the injury occurred
- If injury occurred after patient stopped taking TRT, must be no more than 30 days since discontinuation of TRT when injury occurred
If you meet the above criteria, contact an experienced testosterone attorney in Michigan could help get started on your case.
Hire a Michigan Testosterone Injury Attorney for Help
If you or a loved one was injured after using any form of a testosterone supplement, consider reaching out to a Michigan testosterone injury lawyer to discuss your legal options. When a drug manufacturer neglects to properly advertise their product—or when they fail to test for side effects or properly disclose these possible risks—they may be held responsible for the resulting injuries and subsequent medical bills.
Instead of filing a claim alone, however, a tenacious and well-versed attorney at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. could work to gather evidence of manufacturer negligence in order to build a persuasive claim. To discuss your legal options today, call a legal professional to schedule a consultation.
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