St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 11, 2014
Attorneys at The Onder Law Firm announce no-cost, no-obligation case review to persons who have lost a family member to heart attack or other cardiac problems while their loved one was allegedly taking Testim and similar testosterone replacement therapies. Interested persons may contact the firm via its Testim Testosterone Lawsuit Center website.
Many men and their families were unaware of the alleged risk of heart attack from testosterone boosting drugs when the prescription was initiated. Some persons who have lost a family member to heart attack or other cardiac problems still may not be aware the incident could be linked to Testim or a similar drug. Lawyers representing Testim lawsuits nationwide with The Onder Law Firm are available for consultation to persons who believe they may have legal grounds for a testosterone lawsuit.
Testim fits into a class of testosterone replacement drugs that are medically indicated to treat hypogonadism, a disease in which the male body produces little to no serum testosterone. Hypogonadism is diagnosable by a simple blood test, yet researchers say approximately one quarter of men taking the drug are never tested (Journal of the American Medical Institute, August 2013, http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1691925).
In January of 2014, the FDA issued a testosterone safety warning based on research which shows taking Testim or another testosterone drug increases a man’s risk of heart attack or stroke by two to three times (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm384225.htm). Patients who have been prescribed this drug without medical indication are taking a significant risk without clear reason.
Testim lawsuits that have already been filed against drugmaker Auxilium Pharmaceuticals allege the company failed to disclose known risks or adequately warn consumers. In one Testim lawsuit, the plaintiff Joseph Myers alleges that taking Testim caused him to suffer a stroke. Court documents for this case (U.S. District Court in Central California, Case No. 14-278) accuse Auxilium Pharmaceuticals of having “purposefully downplayed, understated and outright ignored the health hazards and risks associated with using testosterone”.
At least 30 testosterone lawsuits have been consolidated in Northern Illinois (14 CV 1748, in re AbbVie , Inc., et al.). Many more cases are expected to emerge as men and their family members learn about the risks associated with taking testosterone. Testim lawsuits are not class action lawsuits, and may yield real compensation for men and their families who have suffered from stroke or heart attack while taking Testim.
No amount of money can compensate families effectively for the loss of loved one, but an onslaught of Testim lawsuits may help save other men from a similar fate. If you lost a family member to a heart attack or other cardiac incident and believe Testim may have been the cause, contact Testim lawyers handling national testosterone lawsuits at The Onder Law Firm to learn about your legal rights.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes Testim lawsuit or other testosterone case inquiries from law firms in regards to handling them or working as co-counsel.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The pharmaceutical and medical device litigators at The Onder Law Firm have represented thousands of Americans in lawsuits against multinational conglomerates from products liability for manufacture of defective or dangerous products to deceptive advertising practices. Other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is also a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation. The Onder Law Firm offers information from Testim heart attack lawyers at http://www.testimtestosteronelawsuitcenter.com.