Advocating For Individuals Harmed By AndroGel
In 2000, the FDA approved the Abbott Laboratories’ request to manufacture and sell AndroGel. Products from the AndroGel line were to be used daily to help patients raise their testosterone levels when the patient applied the product to his shoulders, upper arms or abdomen.
Although products in the AndroGel line were required to provide warnings about possible adverse effects, doctors began treating children and women who were inadvertently exposed to the testosterone. Exposure could have occurred through direct contact with the gel user’s body, shirt, towels or sheets.
Signs Of Secondary Testosterone Exposure
If you were prescribed and used this product, you should be aware of the symptoms or signs of secondary exposure. They include:
- Early sexual development in young children ranging in age from nine months to seven years. The exposed children developed premature pubic hair growth or an increased penis or clitoris size.
- An increase in muscle mass and acne, balding and other signs of high testosterone levels in women.
Most symptoms of secondary testosterone exposure disappear after the affected individuals are no longer in contact with the gel. This was not the case in all situations, however.
At Henry C. Dailey, Jr., P.C., our attorney is ready to help you file a defective drug claim if you believe that your loved ones were affected by this product. Lawyer Dailey has represented countless Alabama residents throughout his legal career, securing large settlements and verdicts on their behalf.
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