Men throughout the country are now filing testosterone lawsuits against various pharmaceutical companies whose popular prescription testosterone drugs have been associated with potentially life-threatening side effects.
What Is Low Testosterone & Low T Therapy?
Men start to naturally experience lower levels of testosterone beginning at about 30 years of age. In fact, research suggests that a man’s testosterone levels will typically decrease by approximately 1% every year. This slight reduction in testosterone levels is completely natural and is usually not a cause for major concern.
However, some men experience abnormally low levels of testosterone which can be hazardous to a man’s health.
Hypogonadism and Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism are the two medical conditions associated with insufficient levels of testosterone.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) was designed to treat low testosterone levels in men with suffering from these two medical conditions and combat the associated symptoms.
Why Are Men & Their Families Filing Lawsuits?
The FDA approved testosterone replacement therapy for the treatment of Hypogonadism and Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism, however these medications have been prescribed to millions of men over the past decade who were not suffering from either condition.
Furthermore, recent independent medical studies have found a significant association between the use of prescription testosterone medications and dangerous side effects.
Among other health complications, these studies have found an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, blood clotting and other potentially life-threatening events.
As a result, men who had been prescribed testosterone therapy supplements and suffered serious injury are now taking legal action against the manufacturers of testosterone replacement therapy drugs including, but not limited to:
- AbbVie Inc. (produces AndroGel)
- Abbott Laboratories (produces AndroGel)
- Ely Lilly (produces Axiron)
- Endo Pharmaceuticals (produces Fortesta & Delatestryl)
A Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) was established after men throughout the country had filed lawsuits relating to allegedly dangerous side effects of Low T side effects.
The MDL now consists of more than 2,000 individual cases against several different pharmaceutical companies involved in the manufacturing of prescription testosterone therapy drugs.
These lawsuits allege that Low T drug manufacturers misrepresented the safety and efficacy of their drugs.
More specifically, plaintiffs claim that these pharmaceutical companies willfully deceived consumers and physician about the risks associated with their drugs by concealing information.
Additionally, plaintiffs accuse the defendants of failing to warn the public of the dangerous side effects associated with the prescription drugs.
Where Can I Find Legal Help?
The number of lawsuits filed in the MDL has grown rapidly in recent months as more men learn about the allegations relating to popular testosterone replacement supplements.
“Our firm is currently assisting individuals and families throughout America who are seeking justice in the testosterone litigation,” said Laurence Banville, Esq. of Banville Law.
Banville continued, “If you or a loved one were prescribed a testosterone replacement therapy drug and subsequently suffered then you may be eligible for a lawsuit.”
Banville is a sponsor of online resource center LowTestosteroneCase.com which is dedicated to providing useful information regarding the pending testsosterone litigation.
For more information, contact Laurence Banville, Esq. at 888-478-9711.