AndroGel Lawsuits filed in Illinois Federal Court after FDA Issues Testosterone Safety Alert

According to multiple sources, five AndroGel lawsuits were filed in Illinois Federal Court on February 4, 2014, just days after the FDA announced that it would be investigating the increased risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes in men who used the testosterone replacement drug.

One of the AndroGel lawsuits, alleges that — after watching commercials about “Low T“, the plaintiff was prescribed Androgel, the article stated. He then suffered a heart attack and went through emotional damage as well. He is seeking compensation in order to monitor and treat the severe side effects that he suffered from the medication.

Two studies indicating the dangers of AndroGel led to the FDA to announce on January 31 that it would be investigating, according to an article from Reuters. .

One of the studies, conducted by PLOS ONE, revealed that men who were over 65 were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack within 90 days of filling a prescription for a testosterone replacement drug. The risk of heart attack was also increased in men under 65 who had a history of heart disease, the Reuters article stated.

The study analyzed 55,593 individuals. A smaller study also showed that older men, often with heart disease, had a 30 percent increase in the likelihood that they would have a heart attack, stroke, or die after being prescribed the drug.

If you or a loved one has suffered side effects from the testosterone therapy drug Androgel, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information about filing a Testosterone injury lawsuit, please visit us at www.androgellawyers.com or contact us through our firm’s homepage, www.levenstenlawfirm.com.