New York, New York (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
As testosterone lawsuit (http://www.drugbot.com/testosterone/lawsuit/) filings grow in courts around the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the results of a review conducted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) are casting doubt on the purported benefits of low testosterone therapy. According to a document posted on the agency’s website, millions of men take these medications to combat fatigue, low libido and other symptoms of aging. However, the FDA found little evidence to support their use in most men, and stated that “the need to replace testosterone in these older men remains debatable.”*
“Our Firm is evaluating a number of testosterone treatment lawsuits on behalf of men who allegedly suffered heart attacks, strokes and blood clots due to their use of AndroGel and other testosterone replacement products. We have been monitoring the FDA’s ongoing review very closely,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is offering free legal reviews to men who may have been harmed by testosterone replacement therapy.
Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits
Prescription testosterone therapies are approved to treat men who suffer from low testosterone levels due to an underlying medical issue. Medications in this class include:**
The FDA’s report was prepared in advance of an advisory panel meeting the agency will convene on September 17th. While the meeting will focus on the cardiovascular risks possibly associated with the drugs, panel members will also be asked whether prescribing information on testosterone treatments should be revised to focus on a narrower selection of patients.***
The FDA announced it was reviewing the heart risks linked to the use of low testosterone therapy in January. The agency was prompted to act by the publication of two studies which indicated that older men, as well as those with pre-existing heart disease, were more likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes or death if they were using testosterone medications.
Since announcing its review, dozens of men have filed low testosterone lawsuits that seek compensation for heart problems allegedly caused by AndroGel and similar drugs. According to court documents, more than 170 such claims are currently pending in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Among other things, plaintiffs accuse the manufacturers of testosterone replacement medications of failing to warn doctors and patients that their use could increase the risk for heart attacks, strokes and other life-threatening cardiovascular events. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2545)
Men who allegedly experienced life-threatening heart events due to low testosterone therapy may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about filing a testosterone treatment lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website, or calling the Firm today at 800-511-5092.
*fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/drugs/reproductivehealthdrugsadvisorycommittee/ucm348090.pdf, FDA, September 3, 2014
***foxnews.com/health/2014/09/03/fda-little-evidence-to-support-testosterone-drugs/, FDA, Associated Press, September 3, 2014
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