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Testopel Lawsuits: Heart Attacks

Commonly asked questions about Testopel (testosterone):

What is Testopel?

It is a testosterone drug produced and distributed by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, an international pharmaceutical company. In addition to Testopel, the company also produces the testosterone supplements Testim and Striant, as well as many other prescription drugs and generic medications. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals recorded total sales of over $230 million in 2012 and trades on the NASDAQ American stock exchange as AUXL.

It is manufactured in the form of a pellet, which is implanted by a health care provider underneath the patient’s skin in a fatty area. It is here that the reservoir of testosterone inside the pellet can best be absorbed into the bloodstream. Auxilium contests that this is a safe and effective way to administer testosterone replacement therapy to patients.

What Are Complications of Testopel?

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
  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Blood clots
  • Death

Does Testopel Cause Heart Attacks?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products.The first publication that prompted FDA to reassess the cardiovascular safety of testosterone therapy was published in 2013, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are still continuously caring for the patients that may experience symptoms to these conditions. Including:

  • tightness or pain in the chest, neck, back, or arms
  • fatigue
  • lightheadedness
  • abnormal heartbeat
  • anxiety

What are the Criteria for Filing a Testosterone Lawsuit?

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) products for men have been linked to an increased risk of death, heart attack and stroke.

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.

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.

The following criteria must be met for a patient to file a testosterone lawsuit:

  • Must be male
  • Must have used name-brand TRT only, no shots
  • Must have had one of the following injuries:
    • Heart attack
    • Myocardial infarction
    • Blood clot
    • Stroke
    • Sudden cardiac death
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Deep vein thrombosis
    • Cardiogenic embolism
    • Blindness caused by blood clot to the eye
    • Other injury caused by a blood clot
  • If injury occurred while patient was taking TRT, must have been taking TRT for at least one month when the injury occurred
  • If injury occurred after patient stopped taking TRT, must be no more than 30 days since discontinuation of TRT when injury occurred

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Can I File A Testopel 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.

Our No Fee Promise on Testopel Cases

You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

  • No money to get started
  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
  • Phone calls are always free.

How Do I Start A Testopel Claim?

Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-3417 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 Testopel lawsuit claims.

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  3. Testopel – RxList

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