Do you have an Androgel Low Testosterone lawsuit?
The lawyers at Keller & Keller are part of a legal team currently evaluating potential lawsuits for men who have used AndroGel in an attempt to boost their testosterone levels. Recent studies have identified a link between AndroGel and other testosterone therapies and an increased risk of heart attack among middle-aged and older men.
We are offering our ZERO FEE GUARANTEE to men who have suffered heart attack, stroke, or other serious injury as a result of undergoing testosterone therapy. In addition, families that suspect a loved one's heart attack or death was a result of taking the should speak to us about filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of AndroGel.
Get to know the facts about Androgel.
As the drug's name suggests, AndroGel is a gel therapy, meaning the man is instructed to apply it topically to his upper arm or shoulder area. Androgel is manufactured in either a bottle format or packets and is available in two concentration levels: 1% or 1.62%.
AndroGel is prescribed by doctors to boost or replace non-existent levels of testosterone in men who also suffer from an accompanying medical condition, such as low sex drive, muscle weakness, loss of bone density, or decreased energy levels.
Androgel is produced by AbbVie, Inc. (formerly part of Abbot Laboratories) and is currently being sued by men who claim that the manufacturer knew that AndroGel and other testosterone therapies could increase the chances of heart attack, stroke, and death, yet failed to warn consumers of these health risks.
In addition to the Androgel marketing blitz that primarily centers around sports-related television, print, and radio, there are claims that the drug manufacturers capitalized on a previously "non-existent" market by creating websites and literature to inform men that symptoms such as "fatigue" could be helped with Androgel. The mass advertisement has led to known cases of doctors who have been somewhat liberal in dispensing AndroGel for quasi-symptoms and are prescribing it at an alarming rate. The combination of the two have turned testosterone supplements into a multi-billion dollar industry.
Unfortunately, it appears that much safer alternatives to testosterone supplements exist, and the pharmaceutical company has simply looked at profit over health risks regarding symptoms that occur naturally in men of a specific age-group (middle-aged to older men).
What is the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) response to AndroGel?
The FDA released an announcement on January 31, 2014, stating that it had seen harmful evidence against prescription testosterone drugs, warranting an official investigation. One of the primary sources the FDA cited in its announcement was the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). JAMA published a recent study at the end of 2013 showing evidence that low testosterone treatments carry an elevated risk of causing strokes, heart attacks, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, and/or death.
It's important to note that the FDA recommends patients not stop using these products until they have first consulted with their doctor. There may be benefits to testosterone therapy that outweigh the risks in some men.
Why should I file an Androgel lawsuit?
After evaluating your potential Androgel lawsuit, we will be in a better position to tell you if you can possibly recover compensation for the injuries you sustained while undergoing testosterone therapy. Total compensation for an Androgel lawsuit may include money for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. In addition, when you file an Androgel lawsuit, you are helping to hold the pharmaceutical companies accountable for marketing and releasing dangerous drugs into the public.
Keller & Keller was asked to join a large legal network that is currently offering FREE evaluations of these cases. We are currently looking at claims on behalf of men who used AndroGel as a prescribed testosterone therapy and suffered any of the following:
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Cardiac arrest
If you would like additional information on how to file a lawsuit against the maker of AndroGel, please contact us today.