Low Testosterone Drugs
Low testosterone drugs are gaining popularity to help men with low testosterone, or who have been told they need testosterone replacement therapy. Unfortunately, these drugs are linked to serious and possibly fatal side effects. Since 1973, the Kentucky drug and medical device attorneys of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP have helped injured people from Owensboro, Hopkinsville, as well as throughout Kentucky and Tennessee to seek compensation for their injuries. Call us today if you have suffered harmful side effects from low testosterone medication.Low Testosterone Drugs May Carry Dangerous Side Effects
You may have heard the radio or television advertisements promoting treatments for low testosterone, or “Low-T.” These drugs have become increasingly popular during the last few years, though many who seek and use them may not actually need them. Studies have shown that these drugs may cause serious side effects. Specifically, low testosterone drugs have been linked to an increase in the risk of heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism. A person who has taken low testosterone drugs and suffered from a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism may be able to file a lawsuit.Plaintiffs May File a Products Liability Case
People injured by a low testosterone medication can file a products liability lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries. To prevail in a products liability lawsuit, the plaintiff would have to prove:
- The defendant sold the low testosterone medication;
- The medication was substantially unchanged when the plaintiff received the product;
- The product was unreasonably dangerous; and
- The plaintiff suffered injury caused by the medication.
The defendant in these types of cases is usually the manufacturer of the drug. The plaintiff can prove that that product was dangerous in one of three ways: a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or a failure of the manufacturer to warn of associated dangers.
In a low testosterone injury case, the plaintiff would likely prove that the product was dangerous because the manufacturer did not provide adequate warnings or directions in accordance with Kentucky or Tennessee law. Thus, a person who took a low testosterone medication without the knowledge of the product’s side effects and was injured by one of those side effects may be legally entitled to damages.Those Injured by Low Testosterone Drugs Can Seek Damages
A plaintiff who brings a successful products liability lawsuit is entitled to damages. Compensatory damages can pay for the plaintiff’s medical bills and lost wages. The defendant may also have to compensate the plaintiff for noneconomic damages, such as emotional distress or pain and suffering. In some cases, the plaintiff may also be entitled to punitive damages that punish the defendant for outrageous behavior; however, the award of punitive damages requires further proof beyond the plaintiff’s primary case. Ask an experienced attorney about the damages to which you may be entitled.Protect Your Rights by Hiring Experienced Counsel
Drug manufacturers have a duty to warn consumers about the dangers associated with using their products. If they fail to do so and people who took their drugs are injured, those people can seek to hold the manufacturers liable. The Kentucky drug and medical device attorneys of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP have years of experience litigating drug cases for people in Bowling Green, Allen County, Logan County, and throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. We also serve clients in Nashville and across Tennessee. If you have suffered the injury from taking low testosterone medication, fill out our online contact form or call (270) 781-6500 to schedule a free case evaluation.