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Androgel is a topical testosterone replacement therapy that is used to treat men with low levels of testosterone. Recent research seems to indicate that use of Androgel and other testosterone replacement therapy products may increase the risk of certain adverse medical events. The United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently evaluating the seriousness of this risk, and issued a safety announcement regarding drugs like androgel in late 2013.
At least 5 men have filed lawsuits against Androgel manufacturers Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie Inc. alleging that they failed to warn consumers about the dangers of the drug. Several attorneys and law firms across the country are currently accepting clients who have been injured by using Androgel or related products. If you have used Androgel and have suffered an adverse medical event, you should consult with a legal professional as soon as possible to determine whether you have a claim.
May factors are involved in determining how long your claim will take, including whether the company offers a settlement or the case goes to trial. In some cases, a lawsuit may take years, while in others, a company decides to pay out on claims immediately in order to limit legal liability. An experienced attorney will be able to evaluate your claim and the circumstances surrounding your case and give you an idea as to how long it will take until you receive the compensation you deserve.
Cases involving defective drugs or other types of bodily injury are almost always taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning that a client will not incur any legal bills unless his or her case is brought to a successful resolution. In addition, your initial consultation to determine whether you have a claim and need legal representation will be free. As a result, you will never need to pay your attorney anything out of your own pocket, as any attorney’s fees will come out of any award or settlement that you receive.