Testosterone therapy has been aggressively marketed in recent years, described as the “lost fountain of youth” and “Viagra for the boardroom” by advertisers.
Sounds pretty good, right?
However, while testosterone therapy may be medically beneficial in some cases, it also carries a high risk for adverse effects, many of which are serious – or even deadly.
What options do you have if you’ve been hurt?
First thing you need to know – you’re not alone. Not by a long shot.
Several major manufacturers have settled or are preparing to settle class-action lawsuits for serious injuries. For example, the manufacturer of the commonly used testosterone therapy Androgel is preparing to settle a class-action suit for injuries such as heart attacks, stroke, and blood clots. Similarly, Endo Pharmaceuticals, another major manufacturer, will soon settle a class action lawsuit for cardiovascular injuries.
In addition to these high-profile class-action suits, thousands of men have filed testosterone injury lawsuits for adverse effects ranging from cardiovascular complications to sprouting breasts.
Why are these suits so common?
Because testosterone replacement therapy has been aggressively marketed by manufacturers, who often do not properly warn of the risk for those serious and deadly complications we mentioned above. This has compelled many men to seek out testosterone therapy without being informed of the risks, and to sustain serious injuries as a result.
The bottom line is that if you or a loved one suffered an injury from testosterone therapy, you aren’t alone, and if you feel that your injury is due to the negligence of another, you may wish to seek compensation through a testosterone injury lawsuit.
To this end, we’ve put together a guide covering common testosterone injuries, as well as how testosterone injury lawsuits work.
What New Yorkers Should Know about Testosterone Therapy
Testosterone is a hormone important for mental, physical, and sexual functioning. Aging or metabolic diseases such as diabetes often cause testosterone levels to drop in older men, causing difficulties such as low energy, trouble concentrating, and reduced sex drive.
Enter testosterone therapy. Although this approach is important for men suffering from abnormally low testosterone levels, it’s also associated with significant risks that may outweigh the potential benefits in many cases.
Risks of Testosterone Therapy in New York
Testosterone therapy is risky. It is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death in patients – particularly in those with pre-existing heart or vascular disease. These life-threatening complications have adversely affected thousands of men across the US.
Other common testosterone injuries include:
- Liver damage
- High cholesterol
- Enlarged prostate
- Prostate cancer
- Reduced testicular mass
- Developing breasts
New York Testosterone Therapy Injury Lawsuits
Many men who have suffered injuries from testosterone therapy have already filed individual lawsuits, or joined class-action suits.
Manufacturers can be held legally accountable for selling products that cause patients to suffer injuries. Injured patients can file product liability lawsuits against the manufacturer responsible for the dangerous product.
If successful, a testosterone injury lawsuit can recover compensation for costs related to the injury, such as medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
In most cases, claimants have alleged that manufacturers failed to properly warn patients of the potential adverse effects of testosterone therapy. This failure to warn may cause patients to begin testosterone therapy unaware of the significant potential for life-threatening adverse effects.
If you or a loved one have been injured by testosterone replacement therapy, chances are that you’re facing significant financial burdens in the injury’s aftermath. Seeking compensation through a product liability lawsuit can help mitigate financial concerns while also holding manufacturers accountable for failing to sufficiently warn patients of the potential adverse effects of testosterone therapy.