Testim Lawsuits: Heart Attacks
Commonly asked questions about Testim:
- What is it?
- What are the complications?
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Testosterone Lawsuit?
- Can I file a lawsuit?
- How do I start a claim?
What Is Testim?
It is a testosterone supplement manufactured and distributed by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an international pharmaceutical company. In 2012, the company reported annual sales of $230 million. In addition to Testim, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals also produces Striant, another testosterone replacement therapy drug, as well as many other prescription drugs and generic medications.
It is a gel substance that is applied topically to the skin. The gel contains a reservoir of testosterone that is absorbed slowly through the skin and into the body. This is advertised as a safe and effective way to administer testosterone replacement therapy. Additionally, Auxilium maintains that the drug poses no threat to other individuals coming into contact with the gel during daily activities with a patient who has applied the supplement to their skin.
What Are Complications Of Testim?
Recently conducted medical studies have identified a number of potential risks and complications associated with testosterone replacement therapy. Some of these problems include:
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Blood clots
Does Testim Cause Heart Attacks?
Studies and clinical trials have linked the drugs to heart attacks, blood clot injuries, stroke and an increased risk for prostate cancer, among other health reactions.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in March 2015 that required labeling change to inform of possible increased risk of heart attack and stroke with use in patients taking Testim.
The FDA suggest that Patients using testosterone should seek medical attention immediately if symptoms of a heart attack or stroke are present, such as:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Weakness in one part or one side of the body
- Slurred speech
What are the Criteria for Filing a Testosterone Lawsuit?
Researchers found men who used testosterone therapy were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or die after three years of use.
A second study found that men had a significant increase in risk of heart attack and stroke in just the first 90 days of testosterone therapy use. Furthermore, men who started the study with clear, unobstructed coronary arteries were just as likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die as men who entered the study with established coronary artery disease.
Testosterone therapy, such as the prescription topical treatments Androgel, Testim and Axiron, are used to help boost testosterone levels in men who have a deficiency of the male hormone. Symptoms of low testosterone include decreased libido and low energy.
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Can I File A Testim Lawsuit?
Our drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by testosterone. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it in all in writing for you. Our testosterone drug lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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How Do I Start A Testim Claim?
Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Testim lawsuit claims.