Below is the first part of an article by Eric T. Chaffin from westvirginia.legalexaminer.com. It reads…
Men 65 years and older who take testosterone injections or use testosterone gel apparently have double the risk of suffering a heart attack as men who don’t. That was the conclusion of a PLOS One study, published in January 2014. Researchers also found that men of all ages using testosterone therapy had a 30 percent increased risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke, or death.
Since then, many patients who suffered serious injuries allegedly as a result of using the therapy have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers, stating that they were not properly warned about the risks. A February 2014 Bloomberg article noted that five men had filed cases against AbbVie Inc., manufacturer of AndroGel, claiming it hid the dangers of the testosterone replacement.
More recently, plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit against Actavis, Inc. and Watson Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of the AndroDerm testosterone patch, with additional claims against Pfizer, Inc. and subsidiary Pharmacia & Upjohn Co., manufacturers of Depo-Testosterone injections. Currently, an estimated 50 cases involving testosterone products have been filed across the country.
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