AndroGel May Be Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke, Death, and Problems in Children
The Nebraska injury lawyers at Domina Law Group are currently accepting
cases involving AndroGel injuries. According to some claims, AndroGel
may be linked to serious and life-threatening side effects such as heart
attack and stroke.
What is AndroGel?
AndroGel is a topical gel prescribed to some men for the treatment of low
testosterone. The product is manufactured by a company called "AbbVie,"
which is a subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories. AndroGel was manufactured
and approved in the following doses:
- AndroGel 1%
- AndroGel 1.62%
The lower dose of AndroGel was approved 15 years ago while the higher,
1.62% dose was not approved until 2011. Some men who were diagnosed with
Low T were prescribed AndroGel to increase testosterone and improve sex
drive, energy, muscle gain, and a variety of other touted benefits. Some
studies do suggest that men are prescribed AndroGel and other low testosterone
treatments without any real medical need for it.
Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke in AndroGel Users
Some men have filed claims against the makers of AndroGel, claiming that
the manufacturer should have warned users (or should have known to warn
users) of the risks of side effects like heart attack and stroke. Studies
within the past few years have led some experts to believe that older
men who are predisposed to heart conditions are at a greater risk of heart
attack, stroke, and death when they use testosterone therapies such as AndroGel.
How AndroGel Could Affect Children
Some claims of AndroGel injuries include risks to children through secondary
exposure to the topical gel. AndroGel works by spraying the gel onto the
upper arm. Some children have reportedly been exposed to the gel through
secondary exposure from their fathers and other accidental causes. In
response, AndroGel issued a black box warning saying that exposure to
children could cause:
- Premature pubic hair growth
- Aggressive behavior or dramatic mood spikes
- An increase in libido, and other hormonal changes
Domina Law Group Is Here for You
Were you or a loved one harmed by the use of the testosterone gel AndroGel?
If so, you may have a claim against AbbVie and/or Abbott Laboratories
for failure to warn of the serious risks associated with use of the product.
To learn more about your legal rights and options,
contact us today to tell us what happened.