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Testosterone Lawsuits for Stroke and Heart Attack: Questions and Answers

This page features answers to the most common questions asked of attorneys handling AndroGel lawsuit claims. After reading this information, you may still have questions that are specific to your own circumstances. To speak with a testosterone lawyer, please complete our online contact form (located at the right of your screen) and an AndroGel lawyer will contact you for a free case review. This page provides general information that is relevant to many AndroGel heart attack and stroke lawsuit claims.

How do testosterone drugs like AndroGel raise the risk for heart attack and stroke?

Endocrinology research shows that taking testosterone drugs increases the risk of severe cardiac problems including heart attack and stroke by two to three times for healthy men. It is understood that the presence of supplemental testosterone increases the body’s production of red blood cells. An increase in red blood cells means a higher likelihood that the cells may coagulate, creating “thick” blood. It is this thickening of the blood that increases the risk for heart attack and stroke in patients taking AndroGel. Research has shown that the risk of heart attack and stroke increases in men taking testosterone whether or not they have existing cardiac problems.

When did the link between testosterone drugs and heart attack and stroke become clear?

Many different studies conducted throughout the past decade have contributed to the body of knowledge on AndroGel heart attack and stroke risks. The research published in 2013 and 2014 that led to the FDA testosterone warning confirmed findings from earlier studies regarding testosterone cardiac risks. 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.” Testoserone Lawsuit FAQs

The testosterone heart attack risk is clear; Are there proven benefits of taking AndroGel?

Many endocrinologists caution that the risk of heart attack and stroke overshadows the potential benefits of testosterone drugs. In 2004, research from the Institute of Medicine concluded, “There is not clear evidence of benefit for any of the health outcomes examined.” AndroGel is medically approved only for genuine and extreme hypogonadism, and multiple prominent organizations including the American Urological Association and Consumer Reports warn against testosterone replacement therapy because of its inability to resolve erectile dysfunction (ED) and the proven risks of heart attack and stroke.

Who can file an AndroGel testosterone lawsuit?

Men and the family members of men, who have experienced heart attack or stroke while using AndroGel or another testosterone supplement may be eligible to make a claim by filing an AndroGel testosterone lawsuit. Certain time limits may apply; complete our contact form to consult with an attorney handling AndroGel stroke and heart attack lawsuits to learn about time limits that may apply to you.

What is the cost of a testosterone lawsuit case review?

Your testosterone lawsuit consultation is provided free of charge and without any further obligation.

Who faces the highest risk for heart attack and stroke when taking AndroGel or a similar product?

All men who take AndroGel have an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and other serious cardiac problems. Age, prior history of cardiac problems, and other factors may affect an individual’s relative testosterone heart attack risk. Studies show that using AndroGel increases a man’s risk of stroke and heart attack almost immediately, as much as two or three times the normal risk. Heart attack and stroke can lead to fatality and can also damage or weaken a person’s body permanently.

Besides heart attack and stroke, do testosterone drugs pose other health risks?

Individuals who take AndroGel testosterone may suffer from less severe problems, beyond heart attack and stroke including enlarged prostrates, sleep apnea, and blood clots.

How much will it cost to file an AndroGel testosterone lawsuit for stroke or heart attack?

Lawyers handling AndroGel lawsuits work a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless compensation is awarded in your case. For a free no-obligation attorney consultation please fill out our short online contact form and an attorney handling AndroGel lawsuits will contact you to answer 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. For example, claimants for the faulty DePuy hip replacement parts are receiving an average of $250,000 apiece and Yaz claimants received over $200,000 on average. AndroGel Lawsuit FAQs

We're not the type of people who sue; is it necessary to file a testosterone lawsuit?

If a member of your family suffered a serious health problem as a result of a dangerous drug, long-term, or even life-long, medical care may be required. Due to the continual inflation of medical care, the cost of long term care 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 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 too many cases, it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements that motivates a company to 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 an attorney handling AndroGel claims will contact you promptly.