AndroDerm was originally approved for topical use in the United States in 1995 and is indicated for the replacement of testosterone in males with deficient testosterone levels. The active ingredient in AndroDerm is testosterone, which is administered through the skin in the form of a patch that the patient wears.
Since the introduction of the AndroDerm patch, some patients have filed lawsuits arguing that the low-T therapy has caused serious adverse health problems. Some studies have found that testosterone therapy may be associated with heart attack, stroke and death.
If you have used this medication and suffered severe health problems as a result of AndroDerm, a lawsuit may help you recover compensation for your pain, suffering and any medical expenses.
AndroDerm Side Effects
AndroDerm is a drug that has both unpleasant and harmful side effects. Some side effects of AndroDerm may include:
- worsening benign prostatic hyperplasia in patients who already have the condition;
- low sperm count;
- swelling with or without congestive heart failure;
- sleep apnea;
- skin burns at the application site; and
- back pain.
Keep in mind, though, that to file an AndroDerm lawsuit, you must have suffered serious complications of which the manufacturer did not warn.
The Dangers of AndroDerm
In a 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found testosterone therapy may be associated with an increased risk of myocardial infection, stroke and all-cause mortality. In fact, the article found that among men with low testosterone and who underwent coronary angiography, those who underwent testosterone therapy had a 29 percent higher rate of death, stroke and heart attack.
In a different study published in PLOS One in 2014, researchers found a greater risk of heart attack after young men with heart disease and older men began testosterone therapy.
If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, stroke or death within 30 days of taking AndroDerm, a lawsuit may be necessary to recover compensation for damages. But the time to act is now. You may have limited time in which to file your claim.
Can I file an Androderm Lawsuit? Seek Legal Resources Today.
If you used AndroDerm and suffered health consequences as a result of the drug, you may be entitled to compensation in a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer or others who might share liability. An attorney can provide you with more information about how to recover compensation, what types of compensation to which you may be entitled, which parties may be liable, how to prove that AndroDerm caused your medical ailments and how to begin the process of filing your claim.
At the Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC, we know what it takes to tackle a drug liability case and can provide you with the information you need to pursue your AndroDerm Lawsuit. To get started filing your AndroDerm lawsuit, contact us at 214-290-8001 to set up a consultation.