For years, doctors have prescribed different methods of testosterone therapy to American men who are suffering from symptoms associated with low testosterone levels, or “Low-T.” Though these symptoms, such as lowered sex drive, hair loss, fatigue, and more, can be inconvenient, Low-T is not actually considered to be a serious medical condition until levels become drastically low. However, pharmaceutical companies encourage patients to undergo testosterone therapy in different forms, such as implants, patches, pills, topical gels, and more, for even mild Low-T.
Unfortunately, research shows that many testosterone therapy products are associated with increased risks of heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular issues. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has started to look into the potentially harmful risks associated with testosterone therapy.
After several studies demonstrated a likely link between testosterone therapy and heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots, injured men have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers, of Androgel, Testim, and others. If you believe you have suffered harmful side effects from any type of testosterone therapy product, contact the office of Lopez McHugh to discuss a possible case.
How Much Compensation Can I Get?
Many people want to know what is at stake when filing a testosterone lawsuit. As no testosterone therapy cases have yet been fully resolved in court, the average worth of a case is not known. Furthermore, every case is different, and depends on such factors as the type and severity of injuries, the length of time in the hospital, the extent of hospital bills, the pre-existing risk-factors for the injury suffered, the age of the client, and many other details. However, if you have suffered unnecessary health problems you may be entitled to compensation for the following categories of injury:
- Medical bills for past and future necessary treatments, including emergency care, hospital stays, therapy, rehabilitation, prescription medications, home health care and equipment, nursing home care, and monitoring of future risk.
- Past and future lost income, benefits, and other employment-related losses if you are unable to work during or after recovery.
- Physical and mental pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the injury.
- Loss of enjoyment of normal life activities.
- Shortened life expectancy or permanent disability.
- Loss of consortium if your health problem has impaired your relationship with your spouse.
- The value of any household services is performed in the past, but can no longer perform.
- Punitive damages, if the pharmaceutical companies are found to be recklessly or intentionally negligent in selling and/or marketing the drugs.
Contact a Testosterone Lawsuit Lawyer
Because the amount of possible recovery available through a testosterone lawsuit depends on the unique circumstances and experiences of each individual plaintiff, you should always contact an experienced lawyer to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. If you have suffered injury, contact the offices of Lopez McHugh at (877) 737-8525 for help with a possible case today.