As men begin filing lawsuits against companies manufacturing testosterone replacement therapy products, some may seek litigation funding to help pay medical expenses and other urgent bills.
A Georgia man has filed a product liability lawsuit against AbbVie Inc., and their parent company Abbott Laboratories, alleging that the companies knew or should have known about the potential heart risks from the testosterone gel, AndroGel, yet withheld information from consumers and the medical community.
The man began using AndroGel in November 2011 and suffered his first of three heart attacks in January 2013. Because he was unaware that the gel may have contributed to his heart attack, he continued using the product. It wasn’t until February 2014, after he suffered two more heart attacks, that the man learned about the link between AndroGel and heart attacks. The suit states that if AbbVie had provided adequate warnings about the potential heart risks, the plaintiff may not have used AndroGel or any testosterone replacement therapy. The plaintiff contends that he now must be tested regularly, restrict his diet, take medication, and is at significantly increased risk for further heart disease, stroke, and death. He is seeking in excess of $75,000 in damages.
This case joins a growing number of complaints against nationwide alleging the drug maker’s failure to warn about the risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and wrongful death. Five men have already filed lawsuits against the company last month.
The side effects from the drug can cause tremendous suffering, both for the man affected as well as his family. Additionally, the medical expenses associated with AndroGel injuries can be staggering, and may threaten the family’s financial future. If you or a loved one has been injured by AndroGel or any testosterone replacement therapy drug, you may wish to consult a personal injury attorney to understand your legal rights. Once you file a claim, if you are struggling financially to make ends meet, you may want to consider litigation funding, a non-recourse cash advance based on an expected settlement.
At Lawsuit Financial, we help plaintiffs meet their financial obligations as they wait for their case to settle. Our legal finance services begin with a complete explanation of the funding process – from the application through settlement and repayment. If no settlement is reached, the plaintiff is not required to pay us back. We offer a free, no obligation application process online or by phone. If approved, funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Contact a specialist at Lawsuit Financial to learn more or to apply.