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Testim Stroke & Heart Attack Lawsuit FAQs

Answers to the Most Common Testosterone Heart Attack and Stroke Lawsuit Questions

Below you will find answers to the questions more commonly asked of our Testim attorneys in regards to filing a Testim lawsuit for heart attack or stroke. These are general questions, and while they are relevant to most testosterone heart attack lawsuits and testosterone stroke claims, you may be left with unanswered questions that are particular to your circumstances. It is the policy of our testosterone attorneys to offer a first free case analysis, to answer your specific questions and determine whether you have legal grounds to file a Testim lawsuit. For a free testosterone case review, simply complete our online contact form (located at the right side of your screen) and one of our attorneys handling testosterone lawsuits for stroke and heart attack will contact you to discuss your situation in detail.

How does using Testim or another testosterone therapy increase the risk for heart attack and stroke?

Many studies dating back at least twenty years have pointed to a link between testosterone boosting drugs and heart attack and stroke. Recent research has confirmed the risk of having a stroke or heart attack increases for men taking Testim by two- to three-fold. Introducing extra testosterone increases the body’s production of red blood cells. Red blood cells have a tendency to coagulate, a characteristic that is referred to as thickening. Thick or clumpy blood puts a person at risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiac events. Men with or without prior cardiac problems experience an increased risk for stroke and heart attack when using testosterone, studies have shown.

How long have medical experts known there was a link between cardiac problems, such as stroke and heart attack, and testosterone therapy?

Studies published in 2013 and 2014 confirmed studies dating back 20 years that link testosterone replacement therapy to an increased chance for heart attack or stroke. In 2010, researchers from Boston University opted to end a study prematurely because study subjects were having heart attacks and other serious cardiac problems at a rate five times higher than men not taking Testim. And a study published by BMC Medicine in April of 2013, which compiled results from 169 research papers published in the past decades, served to solidify “previous findings by showing that testosterone therapy increases cardiovascular-related events among men.”

Are testosterone therapies like Testim effective at treating for Low-T and other symptoms?

Testim and other testosterone replacement drugs have been approved in the United States only for treating true hypogonadism, which must be diagnosed with a blood test. Today, critics suggest that a significant percentage of patients are prescribed testosterone without ever being tested, and there is no proof that Testim resolves the myriad complaints for which it is currently being prescribed.In 2004, the Institute of Medicine published a study which concluded, “There is not clear evidence of benefit for any of the health outcomes examined.” Many doctors believe the cardiac risks of taking testosterone outweigh the drug’s proven uses, and a variety of organizations including the American Urological Association, Consumer Reports, and Public Citizen warn that Testim and similar drugs are being overused, particularly for ED.

Who can make a testosterone heart attack claim or file a Testim stroke lawsuit?

Men, and the family members of men, who have suffered from a stroke or heart attack while using a testosterone product in any one of its many forms may be eligible to make a claim by filing a testosterone lawsuit. Certain time limits may apply; contact one of our testosterone attorneys handling Testim stroke and heart attack lawsuits to learn about time limits that apply to you.

Does it cost anything for you to review my case?

We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.

Who is most at risk for having a heart attack or stroke from testosterone replacement products?

Studies have shown than almost immediately after starting to use Testim or a similar drug, all men are exposed to a heightened risk for stroke and heart attack. Certain demographic information such as age can increase the relative increase in risk faced by an individual man from testosterone replacement therapy. Studies show that using testosterone raises a man’s risk of stroke and heart attack as much as two or three times compared to the risk faced by men not exposed to supplemental testosterone.

How severe is the risk of heart attack and stroke from using Testim or another similar product?

The most severe side effects of testosterone supplementation include cardiac incidents like heart attack and stroke, which can result in death. Health problems such as enlarged prostrates, sleep apnea, and blood clots have also been linked to supplementary testosterone products. Individuals who survive Testim heart attack or stroke may have permanent damage from the incident.

How much will it cost to file a testosterone heart attack lawsuit or a Testim stroke lawsuit?

We will represent all persons involved in a testosterone lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our testosterone attorneys handling Testim lawsuits will contact you to answer any of your questions.

Aren't most drug and products liability lawsuits just class action lawsuits where the plaintiff receives very little money?

The majority of our drug cases are handled as a MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, where each plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff.

We're not the type of people who sue; do we really need to file a lawsuit?

If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even life-long, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising may be largely unknown at the time of settlement or trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our fervent hope that every defective products, drug or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that makes a company become a better corporate citizen.

What time limits apply to filing a Testim lawsuit?

Most states have testosterone lawsuit time limits; however, the majority of all persons who experienced stroke or heart attack while taking Testim will fall within those time limits if they consult with a Testim attorney in the near future. To learn about time limits that relate to your state, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys will contact you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.