Recent studies have found that Delatestryl, a widely-prescribed testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drug, may cause some users to suffer a heart attack, stroke, blood clot, pulmonary embolism, or sudden death. As a result of these problems, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has launched an investigation to learn more about the health risks associated with Delatestryl and other TRT products. If you’ve been injured by Delatestryl, and are interested in filing a lawsuit against the manufacturers for damages, our lawyers can help.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by Delatestryl side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Delatestryl and we can help.
Update: FDA Approves ‘Abuse and Dependence’ Warning Label for Testosterone Supplements
January 18, 2017 – The FDA has approved labeling changes for all prescription testosterone boosters, adding a new Warning, and updated the Abuse and Dependence section to include new safety information from published literature and case reports regarding the risks associated with abuse and dependence of testosterone and other AAS (anabolic androgenic steroids).
What is Delatestryl?
Manufactured and marketed by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Delatestryl is an FDA-approved androgen drug used to replace testosterone in men who have documented medical conditions caused by lowered testosterone levels such as erectile dysfunction (ED). There are many different factors that may cause ED, so Delatestryl should only be prescribed if the patient’s condition is specifically determined to have been caused by Low T. Delatestryl is designed to work by replacing naturally-occurring testosterone in the body.
Testosterone Supplements Increase Heart Risks
A recent study published in the medical journal PLOS ONE found that testosterone boosters like Delatestryl may double the risk of heart attack in older men over the age of 65, and nearly triple the risk in younger men with a history of heart disease. Researchers in the study stated that doctors should discuss heart risks with perspective patients before considering undergoing treatment with testosterone.
Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota who did not participate in the study, considers the heart risks linked to testosterone boosters to be significant. “That’s equivalent to smoking one or two packs of cigarettes a day, or having sky-high cholesterol,” Lopez-Jimenez says.
About Delatestryl Class Actions
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Delatestryl Class Action Lawsuit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who have been injured after taking Delatestryl.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Delatestryl Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I have a Delatestryl Class Action Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Delatestryl Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Delatestryl injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Delatestryl Class Action Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Delatestryl, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an Delatestryl Suit and we can help.