Man who suffered stroke sues testosterone drug company

As a man ages in Philadelphia, he may experience gradual changes that are normal including a decrease in energy and higher susceptibility to fatigue. Although these changes are natural, there seems to be plenty of advertisements by drug companies that would have consumers think differently.

A lawsuit that was filed against a drug company recently claims that the company gave out incorrect medical information as part of their advertising campaigns in an effort to sell their product. The lawsuit filed in Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court basically claims the drug company made up or exaggerated the condition known as “Low T” or low testosterone. The plaintiffs maintain that a decrease in testosterone levels is a normal part of aging and is not an anomaly.

A 64-year-old man and his wife filed the suit after the man began taking Testim, a testosterone replacement drug, in the fall of 2011. In the summer of 2012, the man, who had no history of cerebrovascular disease or neurological impairments, suffered a stroke. He believes it was caused by his use of Testim. After the stroke, the man stopped using the drug and his hematocrit levels eventually returned to normal three to four months later.

The couple is seeking compensatory damages along with interest, costs and delay damages in an unspecified amount. They are suing for a number of counts including negligent misrepresentation and strict liability.

If you or a loved one have been negatively affected by testosterone replacement therapy or other dangerous drugs, you may be entitled to compensation. You may wish to speak with an attorney about your case.

Source: The Pennsylvania Record, “Injury suit, possibly first of its kind in Phila., filed against makers of ‘Low T’ drug Testim,” Jon Campisi, Mar. 17, 2014

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