Across the United States, many men are filing lawsuits against the companies producing prescription low testosterone drugs. These men commonly allege that dangerous and even life-threatening side effects are connected with taking the medications as low testosterone therapy.
Why Has Low Testosterone Therapy Been Used?
As men age, their testosterone levels naturally lower. This process begins around 30 and continues to decrease about 1% each year after that. A gradual and minor reduction in male testosterone is completely normal and nothing to stress about, however, when testosterone levels drop more significantly and become abnormally low, this can cause several health problems.
What Health Problems Does Abnormally Low Testosterone Cause?
According to a study, older men who have fairly common medical issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, or obesity may be two times as likely to have abnormally low testosterone levels than other men their age. About 1/3 of men over 45 experience low testosterone levels, also known as hypogonadism.
Hypogonadism affects over 13 million men in the United States and can cause a decrease in sex drive, erectile dysfunction, loss of hair on face and body, consistent fatigue, increased body fat, and weakened bones.
Because of this, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) was developed to fight low testosterone side effects and treat overall testosterone levels. These treatments have become increasingly controversial because of the long-term safety risks associated with them, which also seem to increase in older men.
What Are The Alleged Safety Risks Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Recently emerging medical studies have discovered a significant connection between medications designed to treat low testosterone and several dangerous side effects. These statistics have highlighted that men undergoing low testosterone therapy with certain medications are at increased risk for serious complications, such as blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes.
As a result of this discovery, people across the U.S. who had been prescribed these medications and have suffered different forms of injury are stepping up to take legal action against the pharmaceutical manufacturers of these drugs.
A New Low Testosterone Lawsuit In South Carolina
A couple from South Carolina is now alleging that they have experienced the destructive complications caused by low t medications first hand. This particular couple is suing Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and Abbott Laboratories (producer of AndroGel), claiming that the makers of the low t prescriptions they were given were very much aware of the dangers associated with the products, yet failed to produce proper warnings concerning these risks on the labels of the drugs.
Initially, the plaintiff had become concerned with his levels of testosterone because of several symptoms he was experiencing: loss of muscle and increase in weight, mood swings and irritability, consistent fatigue and overall decrease in libido.
After watching an advertisement for low testosterone therapy from the defendants, the plaintiff asked his doctor about using their products to decrease his symptoms. In the summer of 2012, his physician gave him prescriptions for both AndroGel and Testim to begin low testosterone therapy.
After only one month taking these prescriptions, the plaintiff developed blood clots in the form of deep vein thrombosis. Although he survived this scary ordeal, the incident has significantly changed the way he is able to live his life. He and his wife continue to remain alert daily for signs of blood clot recurrence or additional, dangerous side effects.
What Does This New Low Testosterone Lawsuit Allege?
The plaintiff and his wife have alleged that the manufacturing companies of these low testosterone drugs purposefully failed to warn patients about potential side effects. Additionally, they have alleged that the products were misrepresented through false advertising and other underhanded tactics. The couple emphatically insists that if they had been privy to each medication’s medical risks, they would never have chosen to take them. Currently, their lawsuit accompanies additional litigation in Illinois regarding testosterone replacement therapy products and liability for those products (MDL No. 2545).
I Am Experiencing Problems After Low T Therapy. Where Can I Get Legal Assistance?
Laurence Banville, Esq. of Banville Law has been working to assist individuals and families across the U.S. to seek the justice they deserve concerning the testosterone litigation.
“If you or someone you love are suffering after being prescribed a testosterone replacement therapy drug, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit,” Banville stated.
If you have questions or need additional information regarding Low Testosterone litigation, please contact Laurence Banville, Esq. at Banville Law by calling 888-478-9711 anytime. Additional useful information can be found at the online resource center Banville sponsors: LowTestosteroneCase.com.