AndroGel Lawsuit FAQs
Answers to the Most Common Questions on Testosterone Lawsuits for Stroke and Heart Attack
This page outlines the questions and answers that are most relevant to general AndroGel lawsuit queries. However, many individuals have further questions related to their situation prior to filing a testosterone lawsuit. For a free testosterone case review, simply complete our online contact form (located at the right side of your screen) and one of our lawyers will be happy to respond to discuss your situation in detail. Read here to learn general testosterone lawsuit information that is applicable to most AndroGel claims for stroke or heart attack.
How does using AndroGel or another testosterone therapy increase the risk for heart attack and stroke?
Multiple studies have shown that use of testosterone replacement therapies increases the risk of having a stroke or heart attack by two- to three-fold. Taking testosterone causes the body to produce more red blood cells. Red blood cells have a tendency to coagulate, creating a thickening of the blood. Thick or clumpy blood puts a person at risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiac events. Men with or without prior cardiac problems experience an increased risk for stroke and heart attack when using testosterone, studies have shown.
How long have medical experts known there was a link between cardiac problems, such as stroke and heart attack, and testosterone therapy?
Studies published in 2013 and 2014 confirmed findings from the past decade showing that testosterone replacement therapy increases a man’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In 2010, a study at Boston University was discontinued when researchers concluded the risk for heart attack among their subjects was five times the normal rate. And a study published by BMC Medicine in April of 2013, which compiled results from 169 papers on the topic added “to the previous findings by showing that testosterone therapy increases cardiovascular-related events among men.”
Are testosterone therapies like AndroGel effective at relieving symptoms?
Many medical experts now suggest that the risks of heart attack and stroke outweigh the benefits of the therapies. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine published a study which concluded, “There is not clear evidence of benefit for any of the health outcomes examined.” Use of AndroGel and other hormone replacement therapies has been warned against by the American Urological Association, based on the substance’s inability to improve symptoms of ED and the heart attack and stroke risks. Consumer Reports published a similar warning about the lack of proof behind the benefits of testosterone supplementation.
Who can make a testosterone heart attack claim or file an AndroGel stroke lawsuit?
Men and the family members of men, who have suffered from a stroke or heart attack while using a testosterone product may have grounds to make a claim by filing a testosterone lawsuit. Certain time limits may apply; contact one of our attorneys handling AndroGel stroke and heart attack lawsuits for time limits in your state.
Does it cost anything for you to review my case?
We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.
Who is most at risk for having a heart attack or stroke from testosterone replacement products?
Any male who uses AndroGel has a higher than ordinary risk for developing cardiac problems including heart attack and stroke. Depending upon age and other factors, some men have a higher risk of stroke and heart attack than others from hormone replacement therapy. Studies show that using testosterone raises a man’s risk of stroke and heart attack almost immediately, as much as two or three times the normal risk.
What are the dangers of using AndroGel or another similar product?
The most severe side effects include heart attack and stroke, and may result in death. Testosterone treatments such as AndroGel also have been found to cause enlarged prostrates, sleep apnea, and blood clots. Heart attack and stroke can lead to fatality and can also damage or weaken a person’s body irreparably.
How much will it cost to file a testosterone stroke lawsuit or an AndroGel heart attack lawsuit?
We will represent all persons involved in a testosterone lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our attorneys handling AndroGel lawsuits will contact you to answer any of your questions.
Aren't most drug and products liability lawsuits just class action lawsuits where the plaintiff receives very little money?
The majority of our drug cases are handled as a MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, where each plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff.
We're not the type of people who sue; do we really need to file a lawsuit?
If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even life-long, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising may be largely unknown at the time of settlement or trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our fervent hope that every defective products, drug or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that makes a company become a better corporate citizen.
How much time do I have to file an AndroGel lawsuit?
Most states have testosterone lawsuit time limits; however, the majority of all persons having suffered from stroke or heart attack while using one of these products will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your claim, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys will contact you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.