Testosterone gel therapy, also known as androgen replacement therapy medications have been on the market for the past decades. According to widely available data some 2 million males have used low testosterone medications reaping in billions of dollars in profits for prescription drug manufacturers. However, recent evidence has shed light on the dangers associated with the use of these drugs. According to recent studies the use of testosterone therapy drugs can cause a dramatic increase in the rate of heart disease including heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. Sadly many individuals die from such complications. Do I Have a Case for the Death of a Loved One Due to the Use of AndroGel: Our law firm is currently investigating wrongful death claims against the manufacturers of low testosterone therapy medications including AndroGel 1% and AndroGel 1.62%. To learn more about our evaluation process contact our law offices toll free (855)385-2529. Punitive Damages in Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Punitive damages serve the purpose punishing at fault parties for intentional and or reckless acts of conduct known to cause harm to another person. However, statutes in most jurisdiction across the country punitive damages cannot be tacked on to wrongful death claims.
Filing a Defective Product Claim For AndroGel – How to Win a Unsafe Drug CaseManufacturers of consumer products owe end users several significant duties which if breached can establish a basis for a defective product cause of action. Generally plaintiffs cab prove the existence of a defect in one of three ways. (1) Defect in the original research and design phase of the medication. (2) Defect caused by faulty manufacturing o the product so the sold and distributed item is more dangerous the it’s intended design. (3) Labeling defect – failure to properly warn consumers and doctors of potential side effects resulting from the use of the drug. According to recent reports the manufacturers of testosterone treatment medications own conducted studies showed a dramatic increase in the risk of heart failure but failed to notify consumers of such effects. Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Who is able to file a wrongful death claim is dependent on the laws of the jurisdiction where the case is to be tried in. For more information as to whether you may qualify to file q wrongful death claim feel free to contact our law offices to speak with one of our attorneys. Calculating Damages – Compensation Available for Family Members of Deceased Victims of AndroGel: The value of a wrongful death lawsuit against an at fault pharmaceutical company is dependent on several significant factors unique to every case. Some of the most important factors in establishing an average case value in such cases in provided below
- Funeral expenses of the deceased loved one
- All medical and health related costs in the treatment of medical complications caused by the use of the medication.
- Pain and suffering of the family members.
- Loss of the loved ones income and future earning capacity.
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