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Testosterone Replacement? Products Liability for Heart Problems

Testosterone replacement? Side effects? A product liability claim may be your only recourse in North Carolina.  
Our firm is reviewing potential lawsuits for users of AndroGel, AndroDerm, Axiron, Testim and other  testosterone replacement therapy who have suffered serious health problems including heart attacks, stroke, and even death.
Recent studies have suggested that certain users may face an increased risk of cardiovascular problems from testosterone therapy side effects, including treatments delivered as a gel, patch, injection, implant or pill.  The Journal of the American Medical Association published another study demonstrating the link between men who are on testosterone therapy for low testosterone levels and cardiovascular problems.  This November 2013 article discussed a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggested that men with certain heart problems may be 29% more likely to die, suffer a heart attack or stroke on testosterone therapy.
In 2009, researchers halted a study that was funded by the National Institutes of Health due to the testosterone treatment heart attack risk. That study involved 200 older men with a high prevalence of heart disease. Those receiving testosterone therapy were found to have a spike in the rate of heart attacks, leading the researchers to cancel the study early.
The lawsuits currently being brought include claims that the makers of certain drugs marketed for low testosterone including: AndroGel, AndroDerm, Axiron, Bio-T Gel, Delatestryl, Depo-Testosterone, Foresta, Testim and Testopel failed to adequately research the risk of stroke or heart attack from testosterone therapy.  This failure was especially dangerous to men with preexisting cardiovascular disease and other prior heart problems.  They further failed to inform consumers and the medical community about the heart risk of testosterone treatments.
Our law firm has handled products liability actions for defective medical devices, drugs with known side effects and drugs where the manufacturers failed to warn of serious side effects and consequences.  We have such cases filed in Federal Court currently. Please call or contact our office to discuss.

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