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Testosterone Therapy Lawsuit (Low T Lawsuit)

The pharmaceutical attorneys at the Levin Simes law firm are currently investigating and evaluating claims regarding low testosterone treatments and testosterone therapy, including Androgel . Our attorneys are committed to helping those injured by testosterone therapy treatments and to get them the justice they deserve in a testosterone therapy lawsuit (low T lawsuit), particularly those who have experienced a stroke, heart attack, or death as a result of such testosterone therapy.

New research has prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men received testosterone therapy or low T treatment. The first study that prompted the FDA’s investigation was a study published in November 2013 in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). This study suggested a 30 percent increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in the group that had been prescribed testosterone therapy.

The second study that prompted the FDA’s investigation was a study of both older and younger men taking testosterone therapy. The study reported a 100% increase in the rate of heart attacks among men aged 65 years and older in the first 90 days following the first prescription of testosterone. For those men less than 65 years old with a history of heart disease, the study found a 100-200% increased risk of heart attacking the first 90 days following the first prescription of testosterone.

Additional studies are revealing more risks regarding low testosterone treatments. Xu et al completed a meta-analysis of placebo-controlled randomized trials of testosterone therapy. Twenty-seven studies met their eligibility requirements, including 2,994 mainly older men. An analysis of the 27 studies showed a 54% increase in the risk of cardiovascular-related events. This risk factor was independent of baseline testosterone, meaning the risks increased regardless of whether testosterone therapy was given for those with diagnosed low testosterone (“low T”), or those given testosterone with normal levels.

What are Testosterone Treatments (Low T Treatments)?

According to the Mayo Clinic, testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles that helps maintain men’s bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength and mass, sex drive, and sperm production. Testosterone replacement therapy is prescribed to men who are unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone. It may be prescribed as a gel, patch, pellet or injectable.

The attorneys at the Levin Simes LLP are investigating potential low testosterone lawsuitsand testosterone gel lawsuits involving the following low testosterone treatments:

  • Androgel
  • Androderm
  • Axirom
  • Bio-T-Gel
  • Delatestryl
  • Depo-Testosterone
  • Fortesta
  • Striant
  • Testim
  • Testopel

(The manufacturer of AndroGel released a statement acknowledging these risks, noting that people with kidney, lung or heart disease could be at an increased risk).Find out how to file testosterone gel lawsuit against AndroGel.

Aggressive Marketing of Testosterone Therapy by Pharmaceutical Companies

Testosterone supplementation is a billion-dollar industry that has experienced a more than five-fold increase from 2000 to 2011, according to studies and public records, with U.S. doctors writing 5.3 million prescriptions each year. The aggressive marketing of manufacturers failed to include the risks of death, stroke, and heart attacks, and included marketing of their drugs even to those with normal levels of the hormone.

Learn More about Filing a Testosterone Therapy Lawsuit

If you or a love one has been injured while taking low testosterone treatments or testosterone therapy, please contact one of our experienced pharmaceutical attorneys at Levin Simes LLP for a free case review and legal consultation. Contact Levin Simes at toll-free 1 (888) 426-4156, 1 (415) 426-3000, or contact us online by completing the free consultation form.