The use of testosterone replacement treatments including Bio-T-Gel, manufactured by Biosante/Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, has skyrocketed over the past decade. From 2008 to 2013 the sale such drugs increased by over 100%. Drug manufacturers have capitalized on this growth; according to the FDA low-t-treatment sales set a record, over 5 billion dollars in revenue was achieved. However many men who have taken such drugs have experienced life threatening medical complications including heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. Men who have experienced such side effects may be entitled to monetary compensation if the use of low-t-medication played a factor in their ailments. About Our Firm: Our attorneys are actively pursuing class action and single party claims against the manufacturers of low testosterone medications for their failure to properly inform consumers of all known and or knowable dangers associated with the use of their products. If you have any further legal questions after reading this article feel free to contact our law offices toll free (855)385-2529.
What is a Class Action Lawsuit – Should I Joing a Bio-T-Gel Class ActionClass action lawsuits usually take place when there are a large number of individuals who have a similar cause of action against one individual or company. In such claims one claimants in picked as the class head and is charged with the take of representing the legal rights of all members of the class action. Class action lawsuits have the benefit of saving a substantial amount court costs. An important issue which arises regards the calculation of damages for each victim. In class action lawsuits all members receive an equal allotment of the settlement that is offered even when some members of the class action may have suffered greater harm than others. Thus it may be more beneficial for individuals who have sufferer relatively greater harm to file a single party lawsuit rather than join a class action.
Wining Your Case – Proving the Existence of a Defect in Bio-T-Gel and other Testosterone ProductsRecent published studies have shown a significant increase in the development of cardiac related illnesses amongst certain population groups taking such medications. There is growing evidence that pharmaceutical corporations knew or where possibly aware of potential harmful effects of low testosterone drugs but failed to warn consumers, doctors diagnosing the drugs, or the FDA. Common medical complication linked to the taking of Bio-T-Gel and other testosterone treatments include..
- Heart Attack
- Blood Clot
- Damage to Vital Organs
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
Value of My Case – Compensation Available for Victims of Heart Attacks and Stroke Due to the Use of Bio-T-Gel Testosterone TreatmentsPerhaps the most common yet still significant questions asked by clients who reach out to us regarding their claims concerns the value of their case. There is no straightforward answer to this question because every case is different involving a unique set of factors which play an important part in determining t overall settlement value or jury verdict award. Some of the most important factors that can play a significant role in the amount of money a victim of a defective medication can receive are provide below.
- Whether punitive damage can be awarded – punitive damages are awarded in order to punish a liable party for intentional or wantonly reckless behavior resulting in significant harm to the victim.
- The type of injury suffered and cost of medical and rehabilitation care in the treatment of the injuries resulting from the use of the unsafe drug.
- Availability of pain and suffering compensation.
- Whether the individual lost any wages and whether there is a loss of future income associated with the injuries suffered.