Low-T Testosterone Lawsuit
The Law Offices of Baird Brown are now accepting testosterone induced injury cases. If you or somebody you know suffered an injury, contact us for a free consultation. Please use the form to the right or call us at (213) 487-8880.
Low-T, AndroGel and other testosterone hormonal treatment are often prescribed to counter the effects of male hypogonadism (a condition where the body doesn't produce enough testosterone, a hormone which plays a key role in masculine growth). The FDA has approved the use of testosterone therapy drugs to treat hypogonadism, and only hypogonadism, a rare condition caused by problems in the brain or testicles which results in little or no testosterone production
After 40 years of age, testosterone levels slightly decrease every year. Most older men with low testosterone do not actually need treatment. Nevertheless, the drug makers who manufacture medications like AndroGel and other testosterone drugs have been saying that their medications provide a "new man feeling" solution. Those who took these medications are at risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and death. Gynecomastia (male breast development) is also linked to TRT, due to the increase in estrogen.
One of the reasons why these risks are increased is because these products can actually case the hematocrit level in males to rise quickly and dramatically, which can create a thickening of the blood, leading to these injuries. This is especially relevant during the first 90 days of use, as there is often no testing of the hematocrit levels prior to usage.
Brands and Manufacturers
Androgel (AbbVie Inc.) – Topical gel applied to skin
Androderm (Actavis) – Patch
Axiron (Lilly USA, LLC) – Underarm liquid/cream
Aveed (Endo Pharmaceuticals) – Intramuscular injection of testosterone and castor oil
Bio-T-Gel (Teva Pharmaceuticals) – Topical gel applied to skin
Delatestryl (Endo Pharmaceuticals) – Injection
Depo-Testosterone (Unigen Life Sciences) – Injection
Fortesta (Endo Pharmaceuticlas) – Topical gel applied to skin
Natesto (Trimel Pharmaceuticals) – Nasal spray
Striant (Auxilium Pharmaceuticals) – Buccal tablet absorbed through gums
Testim (Auxilum Pharmaceuticals) – Topical gel applied to skin
Testopel (Auxilium Pharmaceuticals) – Subcutaneous pellet
Vogelxo (Upsher-Smith Laboratories) – Testosterone gel
How the Law Offices of Baird Brown can help
We can help! If you or somebody you know suffered an injury, contact us for a free consultation. Please use the form to the right or call us at (213) 487-8880.