When used by middle-aged or older men, testosterone gel may cause severe, potentially life-threatening side effects. Health consequences linked to testosterone gel include heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and sudden death. A recent study published in the medical journal PLOS ONE found that men who used testosterone gel were at least twice as likely to have heart attacks within 90 days of beginning treatment compared to men who did not use the product.
Free Testosterone Gel Class Action Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury after using testosterone gel, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the testosterone gel and we can help.
Testosterone Supplements Linked to Cardiovascular Health Risks
According to the PLOS ONE study mentioned above, older men over the age of 65 had rates of heart attack that rose as much as threefold in the three months after they began treatment with testosterone gel or other similar product. The study marks the 3rd time in 4 years that a reputable medical study has found that testosterone replacement therapy may result in serious cardiovascular side effects.
Two earlier studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) determined that testosterone gel users, especially those who were weak, elderly, or who had a history of heart disease, faced an increased risk of experiencing severe cardiovascular side effects after they began using the products.
Testosterone Gel Brands
Testosterone gels are marketed under the following brand names:
Side Effects of Testosterone Gel
Severe side effects of testosterone gel may include:
- Heart attack
- Blood clot
- Pulmonary embolism
- Transient ischemic attacks
- Sudden death
Other, more moderate side effects may include:
- Hair loss
- Trouble sleeping
- Change in sexual desire
- Redness/swelling of the skin
- Change in skin color
About Testosterone Gel Class Actions
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Testosterone Gel Class Action Lawsuit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who have been injured after using testosterone gel.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Testosterone Gel Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I have a Testosterone Gel Class Action Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in testosterone gel lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new testosterone gel injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Testosterone Gel Class Action Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by testosterone gel, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a testosterone gel lawsuit and we can help.