Shaw Cowart LLP is no longer accepting “Low T” litigation cases.
Testosterone is the sex drive hormone, but it is also critical to muscle mass, bone density, hair growth and overall health. Thousands of men who suffer from hypogonadism — a severely low level of testosterone — have benefited from hormone replacement therapy. This has spawned an entire industry of “Low T” drugs.
However, the manufacturers of AndroGel, Axiron and other low testosterone drugs are under scrutiny for (a) downplaying deadly side effects and (b) unethical marketing of Low T therapy to men who don’t need it. In June 2014, a federal judicial panel created a multidistrict litigation (MDL), consolidating 44 lawsuits against the makers of testosterone replacement products.
If you or a family member suffered a heart attack, stroke or blood clots after using prescription Low T drugs, or has experienced other severe and lasting side effects, you may be a candidate to join this litigation. Call Shaw Cowart LLP at 512-499-8900 or fill out our online form.
Dangerous Side Effects Of Testosterone Therapy
AndroGel, developed by Abbott Labs spinoff AbbVie, is the market leader and thus the primary target of lawsuits to date. Other topical or injection treatments for low testosterone have also caused similar adverse effects. You should talk to your doctor immediately and contact our firm if you are taking any Low T medication, such as AndroGel, Axiron, Depo-Testosterone, Androderm, Fortesta, Bio-T-Gel or Testopel.
A growing number of serious, life-threatening and fatal side effects of Low T drugs have been reported by patients and physicians, including:
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs)
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs)
- Gynecomastia (enlarged breasts)
- Urinary problems
- Severe skin reactions
- Sexual dysfunction or “overfunction”
- Mood swings, anxiety and aggression
Topical testosterone is perilous to family members, especially pregnant women. Exposure has been linked to birth defects, as well as unwanted hair growth and acne in women, and premature sexual development in children.
A Record Of Holding Drug Companies Accountable
The lawsuits against the makers of AndroGel and its Low T competitors allege that the drug companies failed to warn about the risks of heart failure, strokes and thromboembolic events. If you suspect that your heart was damaged or that you have developed potentially fatal clots, you should seek medical confirmation and treatment immediately and then follow up with our firm. The pharmaceutical litigation attorneys of Shaw Cowart LLP can analyze your case and pursue your rightful compensation.
Our Austin attorneys handle drug litigation in Texas and nationwide, and welcomes referrals and inquiries from other law firms about low testosterone (Low T) drugs and other pharmaceuticals. For your free consultation with our experienced, hands-on lawyers, call 512-499-8900.