Working With Men And Families Harmed By Testosterone Supplements
In recent years, various companies spent millions of dollars advertising a condition known as low testosterone, or low-t. While there are men who have legitimately low levels of testosterone, many men who did not have anything medically wrong with them took testosterone supplements.
One of the most popular types of testosterone supplements is known as AndroGel, a gel that men apply to the skin. While AndroGel and other testosterone supplements have been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), users of these substances, particularly older users, have suffered severe medical problems, including:
- Heart attack
- Blood clots causing deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolisms
- Prostate cancer
Some people have died from these medical conditions, while many others have been injured. Currently, thousands of men and surviving family members across the United States are bringing claims against testosterone makers.
Defendants in these cases include AbbieVie, Inc., the maker of Androgel, Abbott Laboratories, and others. The plaintiffs in these cases are claiming that the defendants created a defective product and failed to adequately warn users of the risks. Further, the plaintiffs claim that the defendants engaged in deceptive or outright fraudulent marketing in an attempt to get men to purchase their product.
A Lawyer Can Provide Invaluable Counsel
If you suffered a stroke, heart attack or other serious health problem after using testosterone supplements, you may have a claim for damages. At Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, our injury lawyers work with people across Delaware and beyond who have been injured by defectively manufactured or designed products. With decades of collective experience, our lawyers are a strong resource for you and your family.