The Negative Side of Testosterone Treatments

May 14, 2014

Lawsuits have been filed claiming that the makers of AndroGel (testosterone treatment) never warned patients and doctors about the cardiac risks associated with the product. There have been claims that men have suffered strokes and heart attacks after using AndroGel.

Even though Abbott Laboratories Inc. knew that testosterone therapies were linked to increased rates of heart attack, stroke and death they chose not to warn patients or doctors. It is said that the reason for not warning the public was profit driven. The lawsuits come just days after the FDA announced that it would be investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack and death in men using prescription testosterone therapies. According to the agency, the investigation was spurred by two recent studies: the first study found that men who were treated with prescription testosterone were 30 percent more likely to suffer from a cardiac event, and the second study found that middle-aged men with a history of heart problems and older men were twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack when undergoing testosterone treatment.

Legal Commentary 

From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who have become victim to testosterone therapy and its dangerous side effects and the following psychological trauma. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these side effects you should contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead testosterone therapy lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing AndrGel and other similar testosterone therapy victims and families harmed by dangerous drugs on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.comor by calling 1.866.705.7584.​

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