Below are answers to two of the most common questions you may have if you or a loved one was injured as the result of testosterone hormone drug therapy:
- Do you have a case?
- How long do you have to sue?
For more information or to get a free case review, please call our office at Click To Call.
Do you have a case?
In order to evaluate your claim, you must speak to a lawyer immediately. Do not delay, because the statute of limitations may be an issue, depending on when the injury occurred (i.e., when the heart attack or stroke occurred).
A lawyer will conduct an interview with you to determine the facts and the timeline of events, such as when you were first diagnosed with low testosterone, when you received the prescription for testosterone therapy, how often you took it, how long you took it, etc. In situations in which the individual died as a result of a heart attack or stroke, the lawyer will interview the family. The lawyer will also review all of the relevant medical records, including records from the period of time before the low testosterone diagnosis was made, as well as the medical records relating to after the diagnosis and up to the present time.
It is important to note that it may take some time, initially, to determine whether there is a viable case. Getting medical records, especially in the case of a stroke or heart attack, can take several weeks. Therefore, don’t be discouraged if it takes several months to get an answer.
How long do you have to sue?
The answer depends on the timeline of events, essentially, what you knew and when you knew it. Under normal negligence principles, which depend on the laws of a specific state, most injury and accident lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of the injury or accident. In defective drug cases, some states may employ a 3 year statute of limitations. However, even if the statute has run or expired, courts may rewind the clock and start counting from the date you either knew that the injury was caused by the drug or when you reasonably should have known that the injury was caused by the drug.
Therefore, the factual timeline is very important. It will be important to determine how you reacted to the testosterone drug therapy, what symptoms you noticed, and when you noticed them. It will also be important to recall the details regarding what any medical professionals told you about testosterone therapy and when.
If you or a loved one would like to speak to one of our lawyers about a testosterone injury, please call Click To Call for a free consultation.
Our accident and injury lawyers are licensed in PA, NJ, WV and IL and also accept cases nationwide. Depending on the facts and circumstances, our firm may choose to handle a testosterone injury case or refer the case to another lawyer.
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