When taken by men aged 65 years or older, or by younger men with a pre-existing history of heart problems, the testosterone supplement Testim may cause severe cardiac emergencies. Side effects of testim may include heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, blood clots, and sudden death.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by the side effects of a testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Testim and we can help.
Update: Prescription Testosterone Supplements Draw New Addiction & Dependence Warnings
January 18, 2017 – Amid growing concerns about the health risks associated with testosterone prescriptions, federal regulators have required new warnings on labels of the products, indicating that users face a risk of addiction and abuse.
“Abuse of testosterone, usually at doses higher than those typically prescribed and usually in conjunction with other AAS, is associated with serious safety risks affecting the heart, brain, liver, mental health and endocrine system,” FDA said. “Reported serious adverse outcomes include heart attack, heart failure, stroke, depression, hostility, aggression, liver toxicity, and male infertility.”
What is Testim?
Made by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Testim is prescribed to middle age and older men who have low or non-existent natural testosterone levels. According to the manufacturer, the benefits of Testim include increased sex drive, enhanced bone mass, and overall improved quality of life. In men with chronic diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Testim may improve users’ mood and energy levels. However, recent studies indicate that testosterone supplements like Testim may increase the risk of a number of severe (in some cases life-threatening) side effects.
Testim Side Effects
Serious side effects of Testim may include:
- Heart attack
- Blood clot
- Pulmonary embolism
- Transient ischemic attacks
- Sudden death
Other, less severe side effects of Testim may include:
- Hair loss
- Trouble sleeping
- Change in sexual desire
- Redness/swelling of the skin
- Change in skin color
About Testim 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 Testim Class Action Lawsuit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who have been injured after taking Testim.
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 Testim Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I have a Testim Class Action Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Testim Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Testim injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by testosterone side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.