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


A growing number of men throughout the United States are now pursuing AndroGel lawsuits, Testim lawsuits, Axiron lawsuits or other claims involving heart attacks, strokes or wrongful deaths that may have been caused by side effects of testosterone treatments.

At this time, there have not been any reported testosterone settlements reached in any of the cases, and it is unlikely the drug makers will consider settling cases for some time.

All of the testosterone treatment lawsuits involve similar allegations that the drug makers failed to adequately warn consumers or the medical community about the heart risks with Androgel, Testim and other similar testosterone gels, creams, patches and injections.

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The testosterone litigation remains at a very early stage, and it is ultimately expected that several thousand cases will be filed in state and federal courts throughout the country.

In June 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) established coordinated proceedings in the federal court system, centralizing all lawsuits involving different low testosterone drugs before one judge to reduce duplicative discovery into common issues in the cases and to avoid conflicting rulings from different judges.

As part of the coordinated discovery into generic issues that apply to all cases, a small group of Androgel cases are being prepared for early trial dates, which are expected to begin in late 2016. In addition, another group of cases involving other low T drugs will likely go before juries in 2017.

Such test cases are typically referred to as “bellwether” trials, because they are used to gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that may be offered throughout the litigation. While the outcomes of these trials will not be binding in other cases, they will have an impact on settlement negotiations in all testosterone cases.

As the bellwether cases get closer to trial, there will be increased pressure to make good faith attempts to reach Androgel settlements, as well as other testosterone cases.

If the manufacturers maintain their position of refusing to make fair settlement offers, they will eventually face thousands of individual trials throughout the country, which could expose the pharmaceutical companies to substantial jury awards, including the possibility of punitive damages designed to punish any gross negligence concerning the manufacture and marketing of these drugs.

Factors in Negotiating Settling Testosterone Cases

Any negotiations 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 March 2nd, 2015


  1. Otis May 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    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.

  2. Justin January 15, 2015 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    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

  3. william June 22, 2015 at 8:09 am - Reply

    I have the same thing after taking androgel

  4. tyler June 24, 2015 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    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

  5. tyler June 24, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    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

  6. Jesse June 25, 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

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

  7. Donald July 5, 2015 at 8:53 pm - Reply

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

  8. L.J.P. July 11, 2015 at 5:05 am - Reply

    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

  9. sue April 11, 2016 at 7:58 am - Reply

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

  10. Al April 12, 2016 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    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…

  11. Thomas April 18, 2016 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    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.

  12. John May 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm - Reply

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

  13. Rex December 17, 2016 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    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

  14. Lewis December 23, 2016 at 5:53 am - Reply

    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.

  15. David August 24, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    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!!

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