Anywhere between 12 and 38 percent of men 45 years or older suffer from a condition called hypogonadism1, which happens when the body does not produce enough testosterone. Fortunately for those men and others suffering from the potentially serious condition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved several products for testosterone-replacement therapy.
However, drug companies have falsely marketed their testosterone products as solutions for people with other ailments, including sexual dysfunction, low libido, depression, and more. Thanks to the creation of a misleading diagnosis of “Low T,” the number of men using the hormone has skyrocketed the past few years.
What many men using testosterone didn’t know is that the different products designed to treat hypogonadism may cause serious side effects, such as heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and more.
More than 25,000 people have filed lawsuits against the makers of various testosterone products that have been used widely for off-label uses. Although four bellwether cases have already made it to trial with verdicts in favor of both sides, thousands of lawsuits are still pending in court.
Find out more about proposed settlements, million-dollar verdicts, and whether you have a case.