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Men who have seen Testosterone TV commercial advertisements that boast the positives of filing a lawsuit over certain hormone-raising treatments may be wise to consider the option. Two million men in the U.S. took AndroGel, Testim and other prescription testosterone medications in 2013, raising questions about how readily doctors are prescribing them to boost testosterone levels. Several of the testosterone lawsuit commercials on TV right now note that the drugs may increase strokes, heart attacks, deep vein thrombosis, blood clots and other serious injuries for older men, and younger men with a pre-existing history of heart disease.
In January 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health alert that warned about the possibility for testosterone treatments like AndroGel to increase the risk for serious cardiovascular injuries, but reminded the public that that evidence on the matter was still inconclusive. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively monitoring the FDA’s ongoing investigation of certain testosterone medications, and are eager to speak with any man who may be eligible to file a case described in testosterone TV commercials they have seen. Call a lawyer at our Firm today to learn more about the ongoing litigation involving prescription hormone therapies: .
Testosterone lawsuit commercial spots began to hit the airwaves after the FDA warned on January 31, 2014 that certain medications may increase a man’s risk for strokes, heart attacks and other issues that may be life-threatening. The alert followed findings of research published in November 2013 that showed men older than 65 as being more likely to develop heart attacks and strokes than younger men. The study, which was published in JAMA: Internal Medicine, found that 33 men out of 1,223 treated with testosterone drugs suffered a stroke afterward. Between 2000 and 2011, five times more prescriptions were written to men looking to boost levels of the hormone, translating to 5.3 million written in 2011.
Testosterone TV commercials aired on some of the nation’s most widely-viewed networks urge men to file lawsuits over the following medications:
Given their rapid increase in popularity, one might be surprised to find that AndroGel and other drugs are only approved by the FDA to treat hypogonadism, a condition categorized by abnormally-low levels of testosterone, in conjunction with an injury or disease. Evidence has shown, however, that they are often prescribed to treat low libido, fatigue and other side effects commonly associated with aging. This condition is referred to as “Low T” by manufacturers of these products.
Testosterone lawsuits seek compensation for out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages allegedly caused by AndroGel or a similar medication. Call our Firm now to learn more: .