Testosterone treatments have been linked to heart issues for men who don’t suffer from low testosterone. An Indiana woman is suing AbbVie, the maker of Androgel, for $150,000 for the death of her husband due to the product.
Her husband was 55 years old when he was prescribed the product for hypogonadism. Testosterone is a legitimate treatment for this condition, but neither he nor his doctor could predict that the product would raise his risks for blood-related problems like heart attack and stroke. Four years after taking the product, the man died from cardiac arrest.
The marketers of these products have been pushing them for a wide variety of symptoms related to aging men that have nothing to do with hypogonadism. Sales of these products have been very high, but study after study have shown extreme risks from using these products. One study in 2010 was discontinued because the men suffered many adverse effects.
The plaintiff is pursiung damages based on her husband’s death and under Indiana’s consumer protection laws.
Have you suffered from heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism and have taken a testosterone product? You may be eligible for compensation. Call John Foy & Associates for a free consultation so that you can get involved in any class action lawsuits that may result from these dangerous products.