Depo-Testosterone (testosterone injections) are prescribed to middle-aged and older men who are undergoing hormone replacement therapy. However, new research indicates that Depo-Testosterone may increase users’ risk of developing heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, pulmonary embolism, and other serious side effects. If you or someone you love was injured by Depo-Testosterone, and you’re interested in participating in a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers, our lawyers can help.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by Depo-Testosterone side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
Update: FDA Updates Testosterone Warning Labels
January 18, 2017 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has once again revised and issued a warning to be placed on labels of prescription testosterone, also known as testosterone replacement therapy, of the potential increased risk of serious health problems. The concern stems from individuals abusing testosterone such as athletes and bodybuilders who may take doses much higher than prescribed and also tend to take them together with anabolic steroids.
What is Depo-Testosterone?
Manufactured and marketed by Pfizer Inc., Depo-Testosterone is an injectable testosterone drug prescribed for the treatment of hypogonadism (clinically low levels of testosterone). Depo-Testosterone injections are administered by a physician, typically in the buttock every one to four weeks. Drugmakers claim the drug will treat the symptoms of “Low T,” which include loss of libido, decreased muscle mass, depressed mood, and diminished sex drive.
Depo-Testosterone Side Effects
It has recently been found that Low T treatments like Depo-Testosterone may have serious (in some cases fatal) side effects for certain users. In January 2014, the FDA issued a Safety Alert announcing that it was investigating studies linking testosterone boosters to heart attack. The administration’s safety alert came just four days after a study published in the medical journal PLOS ONE found that testosterone supplements doubled the risk of heart attack in men over the age of 65. Three months prior, another study identified a nearly 30% increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and sudden death during the first three months of treatment.
About Depo-Testosterone 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 Depo-Testosterone Class Action Lawsuit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who have been injured after taking Depo-Testosterone.
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 Depo-Testosterone Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I have a Depo-Testosterone Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Depo-Testosterone Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new testosterone injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by the side effects of Depo-Testosterone, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an suit and we can help.