Injured by "Testosterone" in Nevada?
How to file a lawsuit

Men who experienced strokes or heart attacks following Testosterone therapy such as AndroGel may be able to sue the drug's maker for negligence. Depending on the case, victims harmed by testosterone therapy may be able to recover compensatory damages for:

Nevada Testosterone victims have to bring their negligence lawsuit within two (2) years of their injury. In the vast majority of cases, the matter will not go to trial and instead settle out of court.

In this article, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys answer frequently-asked-questions about Testosterone lawsuits in Nevada, including negligence claims, standards of proof, and statutes of limitations. Click on a topic to jump to that section:

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Testosterone therapy can increase risk of heart attacks and strokes in some men.

1. What can I do if I got injured by testosterone in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Patients who suffered a heart attack or stroke from Testosterone therapy may be able to sue the drug's manufacturer for negligence. In order to win a negligence lawsuit at trial, the plaintiff (victim) would need to prove the following four elements:

  1. The defendant(s) owed the plaintiff a duty of care;
  2. The defendant(s) breached this duty;
  3. This breach caused the plaintiff's injury; and
  4. This injury resulted in damages.[1]

A negligence lawsuit against the manufacturer of the testosterone therapy would alleged that they misrepresented through fraudulent advertising the health risks the therapy carried. Had the manufacturer been forthright about the risks, physicians would not have prescribed it to patients who were not a good fit for the drug.

1.1. Testosterone injuries

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Testosterone therapy has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or even death. Testosterone therapy can also cause blood clots in legs, low sperm count, swelling, difficulty breathing while sleeping, and prostate problems.[2]

2. What money can I get if I am injured by Testosterone in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Damages that a testosterone therapy victim may be able to recover include compensatory damages for:

  1. Medical bills,
  2. Pain and suffering,
  3. Lost wages, and/or
  4. Loss of future earnings

Depending on the case, it may also be possible to recover punitive damages.

3. Whom can I sue for my Testosterone injuries in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Patients harmed by AndroGel (testosterone gel) may be able to sue the manufacturer, AbbVie. Patients harmed by Androderm (testosterone patch) may be able to sue the manufacturer, Allergen.

4. How do I prove a Testosterone claim in Las Vegas, Nevada?

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Plaintiffs have the burden to show that it is more likely than not ("by a preponderance of the evidence") that the defendant was negligent. Typical evidence in Testosterone cases include:

  • The plaintiff's medical records
  • Expert medical testimony
  • Testosterone therapy marketing materials

Learn more about proving negligence in Nevada.

5. When can I sue after my Testosterone injuries in Las Vegas, Nevada?

People injured by testosterone therapy can sue within two (2) years after suffering an injury.[3]

6. What is Testosterone used for?

Testosterone therapy drugs can help treat hypogonadism, which is when a male's sex organs produce little or no testosterone hormone. Testosterone therapy usually takes the form of a gel, patch, or injection. Testosterone therapy is not meant to treat age-related reduced testosterone ("Low T").[4]

7. Has Testosterone been recalled?

No, but in 2015 the FDA released a Safety Announcement that warns how testosterone products have not been approved for treating age-related low-T.[5]

8. Testosterone resources

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Did taking testosterone give you a stroke or heart attack in Nevada? Our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys want to try to win you a settlement to cover your expenses, including pain and suffering. Contact us at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) for a FREE consultation. You pay nothing unless we win.

Legal References:

  1. See, e.g. Scialabba v. Brandise Const. Co., 112 Nev. 965, 921 P.2d 928 (1996).
  2. FDA Safety Communication on Testosterone.
  3. NRS 11.190.
  4. Mayo Clinic Article on Testosterone Therapy.
  5. FDA Safety Communication on Testosterone.

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