How Long Will it Take to Receive a Testosterone Treatment Settlement for Heart Attacks and Strokes?



Thousands of men throughout the United States are now pursuing product liability lawusits against the makers of Androgel, Testim, Axiron and other treatments, alleging that drug manufacturers failed to adequately warn about the potential side effects of testosterone therapy, which has been linked to reports of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and other life-threatening injuries.

Given similar questions of fact and law raised in cases filed throughout the federal court system, all testosterone treatment lawsuits have been centralized before one judge for coordinated pretrial proceedings, and a series of early “bellwether” trials are scheduled to help gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that is likely to be repeated throughout the cases.

While several different juries have indicated that AbbVie, the manufacturer of the market-leading Androgel treatment, should be required to pay massive damage awards, the drug maker continues to defend cases at trial and is pursuing appeals following the early verdicts.

As of early 2018, the U.S. District Judge presiding over the testosterone litigation has reported that potential Testim settlements and Axiron settlements are being finalized with the manufacturers of those two products, but details of any global offer to settle the cases have not yet been disclosed.

Despite the settlements being negotiated with several drug makers, and early verdicts that suggest even greater liability could be faced at trial, AbbVie has continued to indicate that it will defend cases at trial, and there have been no reported Androgel settlements. Since Androgel was the most widely used and aggressively marketed “Low T” treatment, AbbVie has faced about 4,000 claims.

While cases continue to go before juries throughout 2018, and negotiations with various drug makers continue, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. continue to review potential claims to help individuals and families determine whether they may be entitled to financial compensation through a testosterone settlement.

Factors in Deciding Whether to Settle Your Testosterone Case

Any decision to settle testosterone lawsuits will be based on what a jury is likely to award in each individual case, including an assessment of the relative strengths of the suit.

If any individual case proceeds to trial, a jury will take into account the nature of the claimed injury from the testosterone product, the severity of the damage and the economic impact of the injury on each individual plaintiff.

In determining the amount of any damages from AndroGel or another testosterone product, the following are some of the common factors that a jury may consider, and which will be taken into consideration when evaluating a potential testosterone injury settlement offer:

  • The extent and duration of the injury from testosterone;
  • The effect that the testosterone injury had on the overall physical and mental health or well-being of the plaintiff;
  • The pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and which will likely be suffered in the future;
  • The amount of any past or future medical expenses caused by testosterone use;
  • Any lost wages or loss of earning capacity;
  • In the case of a testosterone wrongful death lawsuit, the losses suffered by the surviving family members will also be considered, including the loss of love, affection and companionship.

Find Out If You Qualify for a Testosterone Injury Settlement

As a result of the drug makers’ failure to adequately warn about the risk of heart problems from Androgel and other testosterone treatments, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. feel confident that men throughout the United States will receive settlements or financial compensation for injuries such as:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Other Blood Clot Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

To review whether you, a friend or family member may have a case, call our office toll free at (800) 522-0102 or request a free claim evaluation on-line. All cases are pursued under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no fees paid to our testosterone injury attorneys unless secure a settlement or recovery.


Austin Kirk

Last Updated February 26, 2018

19 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Otis says:

    I have been on androgel for over a year i’ve had severe chest pains several times since using the gel. Please let me know if i have a claim.

    Posted on May 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm

  • Justin says:

    I was given a disorder called lupus anticoagulant disorder which caused a pulmonary embolism. I was hospitalized for a week then I have to have regular blood tests, take Coumadin, and will have to see a hematologist for the rest of my life to make sure I don’t get any more blood clots. This disorder is acquired and life long. I am 29 years old and am wondering what kind of settlement I am looking at

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:18 pm

  • william says:

    I have the same thing after taking androgel

    Posted on June 22, 2015 at 8:09 am

  • tyler says:

    6 or 7 years ago was on testosterone therapy for CFS
    have DVT
    aortic aneurism
    circulatory issues
    cardiovascular issues
    respitory issues
    been in the hospital 15 times in 2 years
    have a ICV installed now also a ICD only 47 years old

    Posted on June 24, 2015 at 3:36 pm

  • tyler says:

    being on testosterone therapy for CFS
    last 3 years have been inn hospital 15 times for
    DVT PE CHF strokes aortic aneurism have ICV installed and ICD
    there is more issues just off the top of my head at 47 years it has been an adventure

    Posted on June 24, 2015 at 4:50 pm

  • Jesse says:

    What percentage are you going to require when the case is finished.

    Posted on June 25, 2015 at 10:05 am

  • Donald says:

    Used androgel for 9years. I know have prostate cancer.

    Posted on July 5, 2015 at 8:53 pm

  • L.J.P. says:

    i had a heart attack 7 days after taking testim i have a 47 and was building my house n now have been put as perminate dissability and twp french stents place in left main artery 3/3/2009 and in 12/ 2014 i had major blood clot and fibulation where stent was placed, i cocure testrone was a power high mussle man drug that made me work twice as hard and felt great, i also say that my testrone levels were low and that the drug was a physical high that made me work in stress twice as hard…i exspect my life to be bed bound in rest and if so hope to livr to 72 if i maintain a healthy weght control and diet, and do fell testim to be the contrkibuting factor to allow me to over work and over stress my heart durring a time when i hsd high blood presure and should have not been subscibed to over weight high risk people and resposable doctors should have been knowleagable about my risk fsctors and knowing this my doctors would have not recommended it due to my weight, HBP. and contributory fsctors…im happy to say i went from 292lbs to 220 and rest 14hr days due to the heart attack and hope others take thought to the risk factor as its causation as with out contributory risk i feel testim would have been safe to subscribe if i was in good health, as my risk factors i feel msde this drug unsafe and was causation to effect

    Posted on July 11, 2015 at 5:05 am

  • sue says:

    My husband developed breast cancer due to the testesterone he received Why isnt anyone doing anything about this…..

    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 7:58 am

  • Al says:

    I was using testim for low-t in my later 30s when I had an ischemic stroke at the age of 37. I lost the use of my left side and have had 1 minor stroke again more recently. I lost my once promising career in i.t. and am now unable to actively do things with my 4 young kids. I still have low-t but am now faced with the dilemma of deciding whether or not to continue some form of t-therapy as I really don’t want to risk another stroke, but it’s killing my marriage having to acquiesce to this low-t….I am already signed on with another law firm, but I have nothing to report as to that status…

    Posted on April 12, 2016 at 12:51 pm

  • Thomas says:

    Was on Android gel too months, had a Hart attack lost my job ,now have damaged in my Arteries never would of tried this stuff if I new it was bad for harts.

    Posted on April 18, 2016 at 6:10 pm

  • John says:

    Fused this androhel and endedup in hospital with irreg heartbeat a fib sand shorytness of breath I was pit on feasth watch

    Posted on May 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm

  • Rex says:

    I been using Testosterone for Years I have had a few DVT’s now I suffer from Severe Pulmonary Hypertension and I live with a Oxygen tank at my side 24/7 365 days

    Posted on December 17, 2016 at 8:50 pm

  • Lewis says:

    I was taking Andro Phase,Testosterone for a month now and I am having shorytness breath respiratory issues and cardiovascular issues I would love to know is this the same supplement please let me know.

    Posted on December 23, 2016 at 5:53 am

  • David says:

    I took the patch for 19 days and ended up in hospital with a heart attack at the ripe old age of 45! I know have 3 stints in my heart and I had low testrone so this is what they have me! It has ruined my effort to run and train for the fear I will have issues again DONT USE ANY OF THESE PRODUCTS PLEASE!!

    Posted on August 24, 2017 at 3:33 pm

  • Bobby says:

    They do not tell you when you take the drug Testosterone for LowT symptoms file fitigue. You have to stay on it for life! Please take this drug off the market it has destroyed so many lives. And the clever way that big Pharma markets its products using desperate ways such as brand name and no brands names is ingenious if you are profiting off of people’s using their product. I pray that they take this product off of the market or only prescribe it to who cannot produce testosterone.

    Posted on March 16, 2018 at 1:26 pm

  • who says:

    overdosed on testim im a proof in hand carting evidence causasition and how the heck no one but me see’s the issue is by blood tests on reports notes saying “testestrone over normal limits” — then also on priscription for testim isssued no one red flags this— nope even 1 week later a emergancy dr visit complaint chect pain heart palpitations– sure ekg done and all that yet no one says “stop taking testim— then 6 days later a heart clog and stent placement done— still no one says stop testim— ok now 2009- 2014 im in questioning why would i be oon a testrone for desire for more energy’s@becouse tv commercial said so— and if ive got a full treadmill test saying im healthy– then a bloid test saying i have allready hight testestrone levels – then im asking n getting testim from a doctor who seen no reason to denied my requests— now sueing ???? well lets say my proof that taking testrone caused my heart attack is dam well documented

    Posted on May 5, 2018 at 8:44 pm

  • Jeff says:

    I began using androgel in 2014 and within a few months I experienced a massive heart attack, pulmonary embolism, dvt and other blood clot issues i also became diabetic! At that time l was 46 yrs old with no prior anything. I was in great health ate properly and exercised regularly. These companies need to be held responsible, this has ruined my family and my personal life to the point im unemployed and my ex wife and children are constantly experiencing anxiety and panic due to what the heart attack and diabetes has done to my life! It has taken everything I worked for my whole life. It made me a frail old man. The 150 milion dollar judgement wasn’t nearly enough in my case!
    (what is your life worth) ask yourself??

    Posted on May 29, 2018 at 9:28 pm

  • Kenneth says:

    My case is exactly like most of the cases
    Presented on this forum. My Doctor prescribed Androgel and shortly after I had a heart attack and then a stroke and
    another heart attack and constant chest
    pain and recently was hospitalized with
    congestive heart failure. My overall health is now horrible, I get the feeling that the makers of Androgel are dragging
    this out as long as they can to avoid a settlement for me and all others who have had their lives changed forever !
    Testerone supliments should be removed from ALL suppliers forever.

    Posted on June 7, 2019 at 10:22 am

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