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A&G Files First Testosterone Therapy Lawsuit

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Ashcraft & Gerel files wrongful death lawsuit against manufacturers of AndroGel testosterone therapy

 

On April 4, 2014, Ashcraft & Gerel filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, the manufacturers of AndroGel testosterone replacement therapy.  The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that serious defects in AndroGel directly caused the death of Virginia resident Michael Komrada.  The lawsuit further alleges that the manufacturers of AndroGel failed to warn Mr. Komrada and other consumers that AndroGel could cause life-threatening health complications, despite the manufacturers’ knowledge of these dangers.  

Mr. Komrada, who was only 60 years old at the time of his death, took AndroGel as directed, not knowing that using the product increased risk of:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Blood clots
  • Death

 After less than a month of using AndroGel, Mr. Komrada suffered a fatal heart attack.  Ashcraft & Gerel now represents Mr. Komrada’s family in their pursuit of compensation for the premature and tragic death of Michael Komrada.  This is the first lawsuit Ashcraft & Gerel has filed in connection with testosterone therapy use. The firm is currently investigating dozens of claims alleging that these defective products have caused serious injury or death.  

On January 31, 2014, the Food & Drug Administration launched an investigation into the link between testosterone therapy drugs, such as AndroGel, and an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.  This investigation comes on the heels of recent scientific studies which demonstrate that testosterone replacement therapies cause an increased risk of cardiovascular problems. 

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Ashcraft & Gerel is investigating possible lawsuits against the makers of testosterone products.  The products under investigation are brands such as AndroGel, Axiron, Androderm, Testim, and Fortesta, among others.  If you feel that you or someone you know should be compensated for harm caused by testosterone therapy, please contact us online or call us at 800-829-7037 to speak with an attorney today.  All consultations are free and completely confidential.