The Federal Drug Administration recently announced its requirement for all manufacturers of prescription testosterone drugs to include heart attack and stroke risk in its warning label. This is in addition to other side effects such as pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, which were also added in June 2014.
The requirement came after studies showed that men who took the testosterone drug Androgel exhibited a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiac incidents. Older men using testosterone medication appeared to be at a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and even death.
If you or a loved one has taken Androgel or similar drugs for managing testosterone levels and experienced debilitating side effects as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your personal injury.
Androgel Side Effects
Androgel is a testosterone drug ordinarily prescribed for the treatment of low testosterone (LowT) in men. Men who were prescribed this drug also believed that use of the testosterone drug would energize their muscles, but the opposite occurred in some men who instead experienced diminished or reduced physical capabilities after suffering from a stroke — a side effect of this type of medication.
Texas Law on Defective Drugs
In the state of Texas, anyone who is injured by a defective medicine may file a claim in court if the injury was the result of the manufacturer’s failure to warn or provide relevant information about the drug’s side harmful side effects. When a drug you took carried a label that was approved by the FDA, your personal injury attorney can still establish that the manufacturer withheld material information from or misrepresented to the FDA any information related to the drug’s performance that caused your injury.
Establishing causal relation between drug use and injury can be a challenge, more so when you are injured and are not physically capable of preparing essential evidence to support your claim. Your personal injury attorney can:
- Help assess your situation
- Sort your legal issues
- Determine legal responsibility of the manufacturer, seller or distributor of the drug
- Gather vital evidence
- Prepare object and testimonial evidence
- Present your claim in court
In Houston, Texas, the law firm of Charles J. Argento has almost 3 decades of personal injury experience, helping residents obtain compensation for their injuries arising from defective drugs and products. We are AV-rated for our legal ability and ethical standards.
We handle a wide range of personal injury cases such as auto accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving, refinery and oilfield accidents, airplane crashes, asbestos injury, and construction accidents. Our attorneys, paralegal and secretarial staff can speak Spanish. Call us today at (713) 225-5050 for a free consultation.