Over the past decade numerous pharmaceutical companies have released numerous medications aimed at correcting males with a diagnosis of low testosterone. Unfortunately many low testosterone medications including AndroGel may cause harmful and life threatening side effects. Lawsuits that have been filed allege that the makers of low t medications intentionally misled the public as to the dangers associated with the use of their medications.
Studies Have Shown a High Risk of Heart Attack and Other Cardiovascular Side Effects: According to recent reports a clinical study conducted by the manufacturers of AndroGel Low T medication was preemptively aborted due to the presence of life threatening side effects including heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism. Another study showed an increased rate of cardiovascular complications including an increased rate of heart attacks in both older men and younger men with pre-existing heart disease. The younger men in the study displayed a 200% to 300% increase in the risk of severe cardiovascular complications. For more information visit the FDA website here..
In response to these studies the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement stating an intent to, “reassess this safety issue based on the recent publication of two separate studies that each suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among groups of men prescribed testosterone therapy.”
List of Complications Associated With the Use of AndroGel: Compensation may be available for individuals who have suffered any of the side effects below during or after the use of AndorGel or other low testosterone medications. Complications linked to the use of such drugs include
- Blood Clots
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Heart Attack
- Heart Failure
- Respiratory Complications
- Ischemic Stroke
- Increase in the Risk of Death
Recovery Available for Severe Side Effects Due to the Used of AndroGel and other Low T Medication
Victims of defective products may be entitled to recovery for all harms arising from the use of the unsafe prescription medications. Types of damages recoverable in such cases can include..
- All medical costs including hospitalization, rehabilitation care and any future medical needs.
- Lost wages and loss of future income or income capacity due to long term injuries and or permanent disabilities.
- Mental Anguish – also known as pain and suffering in certain jurisdictions.
- Loss of consortium on behalf of the spouse of the injured party.
- Punitive Damages
Situations Where Punitive Damages Can Be Assessed: Punitive damages are designed to punish intentionally harmful and or grossly reckless behavior. In cases against drug manufacturers punitive damages are tacked on where the at fault party knew of the dangers associated with the use of their products but (1) failed to place proper warning information (2) failed to pull or recall the drug once dangers associated with its use where discovered, (3) decided to market for and sell the drug to consumers when it knew of such dangers.
Harmful Side-Effects of AndroGel Resulting in the Death of a Loved One: The state of California allows certain relatives of individuals who have died due to the wrongful or negligent acts of others to receive monetary recovery via the filing of a wrongful death cause of action. Under California state law types of damages which may be recoverable in wrongful death actions include..
- All funeral expenses
- Recovery for the medical costs of the deceased loved one.
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of the deceased individuals salary and future income
- Note: Punitive damages are not available in wrongful death lawsuits.
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