A California man who allegedly had a stroke after using Depo-Testosterone has filed a product liability lawsuit against Pfizer Inc. According to court documents, the plaintiff used the testosterone replacement therapy drug as prescribed, but suffered life-threatening injuries as a result.
Free Testosterone Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered an injury after undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the testosterone supplement and we can help.
What’s the Problem?
The testosterone lawsuit was filed by Gonzalo Menendez in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on July 31, 2014. Menendez was prescribed Depo-Testosterone when he was 39 years old, and claims he took the 200 mg/ml dose as directed from about May 25, 2011 to August 29, 2012.
On August 6, 2011, Menendez had a stroke which caused him to be hospitalized for an extended period of time. He was later diagnosed with multiple acute infarctions and classified as being at increased risk for additional cardiovascular complications and sudden death.
Menendez didn’t initially connect the stroke to his use of Depo-Testosterone, but later learned the two may be linked. He now believes the drug caused his injury, and alleges in the lawsuit that had Pfizer properly communicated the risks associated with Depo-Testosterone, he never would have taken it in the first place. Menendez seeks in excess of $75,000 in damages.
Testosterone Linked to Life-Threatening Heart Risks
In November 2013, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that older men who used testosterone supplements, as well as younger ones with heart problems, faced an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke, blood clot or sudden death. Two months later, another study in PLOS ONE determined that TRT boosters may double the risk of heart attack in young men with pre-existing heart problems, as well as in older men with no heart problems. These 2 studies prompted the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the potential health risks of testosterone supplementation.
Can I File a Testosterone Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a Testosterone Lawsuit, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a product was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a potential side effect. In the case of testosterone, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of cardiovascular side effects including heart attack, stroke, blood clot, pulmonary embolism and death.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a Testosterone Lawsuit, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your injury, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the bone cement’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective product into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.