There are several testosterone boosting drugs that may cause severe side effects. Plaintiffs are currently filing lawsuits alleging that the popular drug, AndroGel, caused severe side effects including heart attack, pulmonary embolism, coronary artery disease, and stroke. One popular drug, AndroGel, is among the drugs claimed to have caused severe side effects.
What is AndroGel?
AndroGel is a topical cream/solution used to increase testosterone levels in the body. Androderm, Axiron, FIRST-Testosterone, Fortesta, Testim, and Vogelxo are other common brand names of the topical testosterone drug.
What do the Lawsuits Claim?
- Misrepresented As Safe
Patients allege that AndroGel is misrepresented as safe and effective, despite serious possible side effects of heart attack, stroke, and other coronary issues.
- Aggressive Advertising Claims
Other AndroGel lawsuits claim marketing and advertising ignored potential risk, stating “an aggressive award-winning direct-to-consumer and physician marketing and advertising campaign” was used to convince them to discuss or use testosterone therapy with their doctors.
- Sales Over Warnings
Instead of adequate warnings about the risk associated with AndroGel, lawsuits claim that “disease mongering” was used to increase sales.
Filing a Lawsuit
By filing lawsuits, patients who were experienced complications after taking AndroGel listed above may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost income.
How to File
If you or a loved one experienced a heart attack, stroke, or other testosterone side effects after using AndroGel or another testosterone boosting drug, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the testosterone treatment lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP for a free case evaluation. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out our free contact form on this page.
For more information on AndroGel, please visit the FDA’s official hub for Androgel.