A 2014 study reported that testosterone therapy drugs (most commonly Androgel) might increase the risk of heart attack in men 65 and older. Before that, a 2013 study found a higher rate of death and heart problems in men who had coronary artery disease and received testosterone therapy.
Sales of testosterone therapy drugs (such as Androgel) have exploded
over the past decade. Sales of
testosterone gels, patches, injections and tablets to about $2 billion
in the United States in 2012, according to IMS Health, a health care
information company. In 2002, sales were reported to be a mere $324
million. This increase largely stems from marketing by the prescription drug companies / testosterone manufactures for a condition which had once just been considered part of the normal male aging process, or "andropause." For example, around 2002, companies like Solvay
Pharmaceuticals began marketing AndroGel as a "treatment"
for the "low testosterone" disease.
Current products and companies who have testosterone law suits filed against them because of serious side-effects and injuries:
Patients using testosterone therapy drugs should talk to their providers immediately about potential dangerous side effects and also about their need for testosterone therapy in the first place. Patients should also seek medical attention immediately if symptoms of a heart attack or stroke are present, such as:
Men are beginning to file lawsuits as a result of suffering from heart attacks, pulmonary embolisms, strokes, and other unintended side effects of testosterone medications – there are even instances of wrongful death lawsuits being filed as a result of a husband/father dying as a result of testosterone medication. Lawsuits from low testosterone (Low T) are alleging failure to warn of the potential effects of the medications, misleading information provided to users/potential users of the testosterone medications.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured as the result of any dangerous or defective prescription drug, call Gama Law Firm for a free case consultation and evaluation. Product liability attorney Richard Gama has been representing injured victims for more than 10 years and has the experience to help you understand your right to compensation after being exposed to a dangerous or defective product in Colorado.