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Rolling Meadows Low-T Therapy Injury Lawyers

Lake County Testosterone Replacement Injury Lawyers

Attorneys for Those Who Have Suffered Side Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Illinois

At Newland & Newland, LLP, our attorneys represent clients who have been injured by dangerous or defective medications. With more than 60 years of combined experience, our team is not afraid to stand up to drug makers and their insurance companies to get you the full compensation you deserve under the law.

We understand that there is immense pressure on doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and other entities in the medical industry to find effective treatments for serious medical conditions. This pressure, however, often results in drug makers and prescribers rushing products to market or using existing products for off-label uses. In some cases, these steps can lead to serious injuries, illnesses, or even death for the patients who use the products. In recent years, several products associated with treating low testosterone have made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Understanding Low Testosterone and Testosterone Replace Therapy

Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone that is found in both men and women, but it is generally considered a primary male sex hormone. Certain conditions, as well as advancing age, can cause testosterone levels to drop for some men. When his testosterone level drops, a man might experience depression, low energy, erectile dysfunction, and other problems. Low testosterone, or Low-T, treatments have been developed that involve adding testosterone to the body through different types of medications. These regimens are collectively known as testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

Unfortunately, however, the drugs used for TRT have been linked to a serious increase in the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems by several credible studies in recent years. These studies looked at many thousands of TRT patients and found that the testosterone replacement drugs may place patients at increased risk for:

  • Heart attack,
  • Stroke;
  • Deep vein thrombosis;
  • Pulmonary embolism;
  • Blood clots; and
  • Premature death.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a series of warnings to prescribers and patients regarding the use of TRT, but many doctors continue to prescribe Low-T drugs for their patients.

TRT Liability Lawsuits

Over the last several years, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Low-T drugs for failing to disclose the dangers associated with such drugs. While the drug companies have yet to acknowledge any wrongdoing, some of the lawsuits have resulted in significant settlements for injured patients.

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we believe that patients deserve to be fully informed about the possible risks associated with any type of medical or pharmaceutical treatment, including testosterone replacement therapy. Our attorneys are equipped to help you take action if you have experienced any cardiovascular side effects while using TRT drugs including:

  • AndroDerm, made by Actavis;
  • AndroGel, made by AbbVie, formerly a part of Abbott Laboratories;
  • Axiron, made by Eli Lilly;
  • Bio-T-Gel, made by GlaxoSmithKline;
  • Depo-Testosterone, made by Pfizer;
  • Fortesta, make by Endo;
  • Testopel, made by Slate; and
  • Any other TRT gel, patch, pill, tablet, implant, or injectable drug.

We will assist you in understanding your available options and work closely with you in seeking the compensation you deserve.

Call 847-797-8000 to Get Started

If you have experienced negative side effects linked to testosterone replacement drugs, contact our office. Call Newland & Newland, LLP at 847-797-8000 for a free consultation at any of our five locations. Our experienced lawyers serve clients in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Long Grove, Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, DuPage County, Lake County, Cook County, and the rest of Northern Illinois.

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