5 Common Questions about Low Testosterone Lawsuits

As we have posted on our blog in recent months, more and more men are seeking treatment for low testosterone, known as low-T therapy, leading to an increasing number of lawsuits from those who claim they suffer adverse health effects.

Even though many men believe that the positive effects of low-T therapy outweigh the risks, Reuters reports that a public advocacy group is petitioning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put a “black box warning” on the drugs – the agency’s most serious warning – based on growing evidence that the drugs can increase the risk of heart attacks and other serious cardiac issues.

  1. Why are people suing?  As Bloomberg has reported, many patients who claim they suffered heart attacks and strokes caused by low-T therapy drugs have filed lawsuits. Pharmaceutical drug manufacturers have a responsibility to properly test drugs before releasing them for public sale, as well as a responsibiility to warn about known side effects. Failure to do either or both of these can lead to liability for injuries or fatalities caused by the drugs.
  2. Who can sue?  Anyone who has suffered adverse health effects from low-T therapy can sue to recover for injuries. If a patient dies from an adverse effect of low-T therapy, his surviving relatives may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
  3. How much can victims get in a drug injury lawsuit?  The amount of recovery in a drug injury lawsuit varies widely, depending not only on the severity of the victim’s injuries, but also whether the lawsuit has been given “class action” status. This is when a group of people, injured in a similar way, by the same product, sues a defendant as a group.
  4. What factors may affect a potential lawsuit?  The success of any potential lawsuit stemming from a drug injury can depend on several factors, including being able to prove that your injuries were caused by the drug and not from another source.  There may also be a statute of limitations in effect, which limits how long you can wait before filing a claim. So don’t delay in contacting a lawyer.
  5. Where can victims find a lawyer?  If you have taken a low-T drug and believe you have suffered adverse health effects, contact one of our experienced Gacovino Lake lawyers to guide you at 1-800-246-HURT (4878) for more information.
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