Products designed to treat low testosterone levels in men, also referred to as “low-T,” have been linked to serious side-effects that can be extremely dangerous. While the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not issued a recall, it did issue a safety communication in January of 2014 advising the public that the agency was investigating whether testosterone replacement therapy drugs increased patients’ risk of adverse cardiac events, including heart attack and stroke.
Many Different Forms of Treatment
Prescription testosterone replacement therapy drugs are marketed under a number or brand names, including Androgel, Axiron, Testim, Bio-T-Gel, Androderm, Fortesta, and Testopel. Additionally, testosterone replacement therapy drugs can take a number of forms, including gels, implants, patches, injections, and lozenges. Anyone who has suffered an adverse health event after taking any of these or other related drugs may be eligible for significant financial compensation, and should discuss their situation with an attorney immediately.
Potential Damages Available in a Testosterone Replacement Therapy Lawsuit
Fortunately for victims, the law allows people who are injured by defective medical products to recover for the losses they sustain as a result. Additionally, the law allows for lawsuits based on a drug manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn consumers about the risks associated with using their products. Among the damages that may be available to people who have been injured by testosterone replacement therapy drugs include compensation for the following types of losses:
- Medical expenses;
- Future medical expenses;
- Lost income;
- Loss of quality of life;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of future earning potential; and
- The cost of rehabilitative care.
As more information becomes available, it is likely that there will be many lawsuits filed by people who have suffered adverse health issues because of testosterone replacement therapy drugs. The damages available in each case will depend on the specific circumstances of your situation. The first step in determining whether you have a claim and what it may be worth is talking to an experienced testosterone replacement therapy attorney. It is important for those affected by these drugs to understand that legal claims associated with injuries that are the result of dangerous drugs must be filed within a certain amount of time. As a result, any delay in discussing your case with an attorney could make it impossible for you to recover for your losses.