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What is AndroGel?AndroGel and the FDAIdentifying AndroGel SymptomsWhy Victims File AndroGel Lawsuits

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What is Androgel?

AndroGel is a widely used testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), offering a solution for men diagnosed with low testosterone levels due to underlying health issues. Despite its benefits, AndroGel has been linked to significant health risks, leading to a surge in AndroGel lawsuits. These legal actions primarily address failures to warn patients about the potential for heart attacks, strokes, and other serious conditions. Androgel has also been accused of misleading marketing practices. 

If you’ve experienced adverse effects after using AndroGel, it’s crucial to understand your legal rights. Consulting with an experienced AndroGel lawyer can provide the guidance needed to navigate the complexities of mass tort litigation. 

Our attorneys are currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of men who used AndroGel or other testosterone therapies and suffered any of the following: 

  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction) 
  • Stroke 
  • Transient ischemic attacks (“mini-strokes”) 
  • Pulmonary embolism 
  • Coronary artery disease 
  • Death 

Along with investigating the above, Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys can help you with:

  • Legal Knowledge about dangerous drug cases
  • Negotiating skills
  • Focus and dedication 
  • Commitment to compensation 
  • Motivation to proceed with your claim
  • Free case evaluation

How Androgel changed to fit fda regulation

In March 2015, the FDA announced that all testosterone replacement therapies must have their labels updated after the agency reviewed several studies that suggested men using the “low T” therapies are at an increased risk for heart attacks and strokes. In a drug safety communication, the agency said that the treatments have been overprescribed to men suffering from low testosterone due to aging, rather than a related medical issue. Therefore, the FDA said that the makers of these drugs must update their labels to include these risks and clarify the only approved use for the prescriptions.  

Furthermore, the FDA warned doctors to only prescribe these treatments to men who have had medical tests performed verifying that their low testosterone levels are the result of hypogonadism or another medical issue. 

Identifying symptoms: The Basis of an Androgel lawsuit

If you’re considering an AndroGel lawsuit, recognizing the symptoms linked to its use is the first step. Adverse effects can range from cardiovascular problems to emotional disturbances, underscoring the importance of legal advice in these situations.  

Below are symptoms that have been associated with AndroGel, which could potentially form the basis of a lawsuit: 

  • Elevated risk of heart attacks and strokes, necessitating immediate consultation with an AndroGel lawyer. 
  • Development of blood clots, a serious condition that could lead to further health complications. 
  • Unexpected changes in blood pressure are a concern to be discussed with your AndroGel lawsuit attorney. 
  • Mood swings, including increased aggression or depression, highlight the emotional impact of AndroGel. 
  • Skin reactions at the application site are often overlooked but significant in legal claims. 
  • Sleep apnea is a condition that could have long-term health implications. 

why victims file androgel lawsuits

AndroGel lawsuits stem from a combination of factors, including aggressive advertising campaigns that targeted men with symptoms that could be attributed to normal aging, such as fatigue and decreased libido, potentially encouraging the overuse of testosterone therapy without adequate emphasis on the risks. 

The core issue leading to litigation was the serious side effects associated with AndroGel, which were alleged to include heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and other cardiovascular problems. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits claimed that the manufacturer, AbbVie Inc., failed to properly warn users and healthcare providers about these risks, despite emerging evidence suggesting a link between testosterone therapy and increased cardiovascular events.

Furthermore, critics have argued that the company’s marketing strategies exaggerated the benefits of AndroGel while downplaying its dangers, contributing to its widespread use among a demographic that may not have truly needed testosterone replacement therapy. 

Legal actions against AndroGel highlight a significant concern in pharmaceutical marketing and consumer safety, emphasizing the importance of transparent, balanced information about the potential benefits and risks of medication. For AbbVie and the pharmaceutical industry at large, the AndroGel lawsuits serve as a cautionary tale about the consequences of prioritizing marketing over patient safety and the ethical obligation to ensure that consumers are fully informed about the products they use. 

If you’re interested in filing a claim against the makers of AndroGel, get in touch with Shunnarah today.

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Frequently Asked Questions about AndroGel claims

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about AndroGel.

How can I tell if my health complications are related to AndroGel?

If you have experienced cardiovascular problems such as a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot after beginning treatment with AndroGel, these health issues may be related to the medication. Symptoms can include chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness in one part or side of your body, or slurred speech. It’s crucial to consult with a healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms and potential links to AndroGel use.

Am I eligible to file a lawsuit if I’ve suffered side effects from AndroGel?

You may be eligible to file a lawsuit if you have suffered serious side effects, such as cardiovascular problems, which can be directly linked to your use of AndroGel. Eligibility often depends on proving that you were not adequately warned about the risks associated with the therapy, or that the product was marketed aggressively despite known risks. An experienced attorney can assess your case and determine if you have a valid claim.

What type of compensation can I expect from an AndroGel lawsuit?

Compensation in an AndroGel lawsuit can include medical expenses for treatments related to the side effects, lost wages if you’ve been unable to work, pain and suffering, and potentially punitive damages if it’s proven that the manufacturer negligently marketed or failed to disclose known risks. The specifics of compensation will depend on the details of your case, including the severity of your injuries and the impact on your quality of life.

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