If you had a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism while using prescription testosterone such as Androgel® you are not alone. To date thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of prescription testosterone over injuries that may have been caused by Androgel® or other prescription testosterone. The most common injuries associated with supplemental prescription testosterone use are heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis.
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Recent medical studies show that supplemental testosterone therapy leads to an increased risk of cardiovascular injury by 30%.
Almost all testosterone lawsuits focus on whether the manufacturers of testosterone products properly studied the risks of supplemental prescription testosterone before their products hit the market. These cases are classic failure to warn cases. In simple terms the primary claim is that the manufacturer failed to warn users and doctors of the true risks associated with their product.
The law requires the manufacturer of prescription medicine to properly study a drugs risk profile before it is launched in the marketplace. Further, the law requires a manufacturer of a prescription drug to properly monitor adverse event reports and based on the adverse event reports to make changes to the label of a drug to inform the physician and the userof the risks and benefits of the drug.
Many individuals believe that the Food & Drug Administration studies drugs before they are marketed to individuals. This is not the case. All the FDA does is approve or not approve a drug based on the data the drug manufacturer submits to the FDA. It is the manufacturers’ sole responsibility to design appropriate studies and based on those studies to develop an appropriate label to inform users and doctors of the risks and benefits.
Testosterone lawsuits are referred to as Mass Tort. It is a mass tort because thousands of individuals are filing individual lawsuits over their injuries.
Because thousands of lawsuits have been filed over injuries caused by Androgel or Testim, testosterone litigation is referred to as a mass tort. Mass tort litigation almost always evolves into multidistrict litigation.A multidistrict litigation allows individual claims to be pooled together for discovery of common facts that can be used by all claimants against the defendants. This can be beneficial as it reduces the cost of a lawsuit. However, there are disadvantages if you do not select the right law firm for your individual case.
How do I know if my use of testosterone caused my injury?
At the James Esparza Law Group each case is evaluated on an individual basis. This means that each case must stand on its own. Each case must have merit or we will not file a lawsuit.
If you select us to represent you we will thoroughly evaluate your case, assess the strengths and weaknesses and let you know the best course of action for you.
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Many firms accept as many clients as possible. We do not. We select only a few. Some say we are exclusive. We say is just how legal services should be delivered to the client. In mass tort litigation, such as the testosterone litigation, you really need individual attention because the cases are extremely complicated. Ask your-self, how a law firm can give my case the time it deserves when they have accepted thousands of similar cases. Don’t accept less. Be one of the few. You are not a commodity.
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