A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Delaware man who allegedly suffered a fatal heart attack following the use of AndroGel and Axiron, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) supplements. The new case joins a growing number of product liability lawsuits filed in recent months claiming that testosterone boosters caused heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and other severe cardiovascular health consequences.
Free Testosterone Wrongful Death Lawsuit Evaluation: If someone you know died after taking a testosterone supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the testosterone booster and we can help.
Fatal Heart Attack Caused by AndroGel, Axiron: Lawsuit
The Testosterone Lawsuit was filed on April 8, 2014, by Richard Sean Ott in the Northern District of Illinois, seeking damages from AbbVie Inc., Abbott Laboratories, and Eli Lilly & Co. According to allegations raised in the complaint, Ott’s father, Richard Bodwell Ott, died of a heart attack. Mr. Ott was 58 years old when he first used AndroGel in October of 2011, and had no pre-existing heart problems. Ott used AndroGel until January 2012, at which point he switched to Axiron testosterone gel, which he took until his death.
The lawsuit claims that Ott was enticed to seek testosterone replacement therapy after seeing television commercials for “Low T,” which made false and misleading statements that AndroGel and Axiron were safe and effective, yet they actually raised Ott’s risk of having a heart attack. Ott’s lawsuit joins a growing number of similar complaints filed in courthouses around the country on behalf of former testosterone users who allegedly suffered heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, pulmonary embolism and other serious side effects.
Studies Identify Cardiovascular Risk of Testosterone Boosters
In recent months, a pair of independently-conducted studies have highlighted the cardiovascular risks associated with testosterone supplements. On November 6, 2013, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggested that Low T treatments may increase the risk of cardiovascular health complications in older men with a history of heart problems. Two months later, in January 2014, a study in the medical journal PLOS ONE found that testosterone boosters may double the risk of heart attack in younger men, as well as in older men regardless of their previous heart health.
Can I File a Testosterone Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a testosterone supplement, 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 drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of AndroGel and Axiron, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that the supplements’ manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of heart attack and other severe cardiovascular side effects.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of a testosterone booster, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your heart attack or other health problem, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.