Why a Testosterone Attorney?
Also known as “low t” treatments, testosterone replacement therapies are prescribed to men living with low levels of testosterone. These therapies are available as injections, patches, pellets and gels and increase the level of testosterone in the body to help men living with symptoms of hypogonadism. However, several studies have recently linked these treatments to an increased risk of heart problems in older and middle-aged men with a known history of heart disease. Currently, plaintiffs across the U.S. are seeking legal counsel from testosterone attorneys to file claims against the drug makers of several testosterone treatments, alleging that the companies failed to provide warnings pertaining to the potential adverse side effects of their products although they had the responsibility to do so.
Contact Attorney Group today to learn more about your legal rights if you underwent a testosterone replacement therapy and you suffered from a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, stroke or other complication during your treatment. You may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries with assistance from an experienced testosterone attorney.
FDA Announces Investigation into Risks
On January 31, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would be launching an investigation into the risks of heart attack, stroke and death in men taking prescription testosterone supplements. Two studies were the reason behind the FDA’s decision – one conducted at the National Cancer Institute and another published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
These studies concluded that men who are given testosterone therapy are at an increased risk of experiencing heart attack, stroke or death if they are obese or are living with artery blockage, plaque buildup, diabetes or high cholesterol levels. Alarmingly, data showed that men who entered the study with no prior history of heart disease were just as likely as those with the conditions to suffer from cardiac complications after three months of taking testosterone supplements.
The FDA stated in its announcement that although there appears to be a correlation between testosterone treatments and cardiovascular complications, patients should talk to their doctors before stopping therapy. Additionally, the agency cautions physicians against prescribing testosterone therapies as the benefits may or may not outweigh the risks.
According to the FDA, patients across the U.S. have allegedly suffered from common side effects while taking testosterone supplements such as headache, jaundice, nausea and vomiting. However, consider seeking immediate medical attention if you have experienced fatigue, abdominal pain, excess water retention, mood changes, difficulty urinating, liver disease or erections that are frequent or prolonged, as these could be indicative of a more serious condition. If you believe these issues could possibly be from your testosterone treatments, consider seeking a no-cost, no-obligation legal consultation from Attorney Group today.
The FDA has also cautioned men with congestive heart failure, high blood counts, benign prostatic hypertrophy, sleep apnea and prostate cancer to consider the benefits and the risks of testosterone treatment therapies, as these conditions may be worsened by testosterone supplements. If you or someone you love are suffering from a serious complication that you feel is the direct result of testosterone therapy, contact a testosterone attorney today to learn whether you are eligible to pursue a claim.
Well-Known Testosterone Therapy Treatments
Although every medication comes with its benefits and risks, there are 10 testosterone therapy treatments that have been the focus of pending testosterone lawsuits and claims from those who have allegedly suffered from complications:
How a Testosterone Attorney Can Help Victims
If you or someone you love were injured, a testosterone attorney can help you to recover compensation for your condition for pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost income, among other damages. Additionally, if determined by legal counsel, plaintiffs may consider filing lawsuits against drug makers for allegedly acting out of negligence and placing consumers at an unnecessary risk for complications and death.
Work with an Experienced Testosterone Attorney Today
Plaintiffs allege that the manufacturers did not warn the public or medical community of the dangers of their testosterone treatment therapies and did not adequately analyze or investigate the risks prior to releasing the supplements to the public. Drug makers are also accused of failing to investigate the link between testosterone therapies and men with pre-diagnosed cardiovascular or cardiac complications and of marketing their products to men whom may not have necessarily needed low testosterone therapies.
If you or a loved one have suffered from complications or side effects such as heart attack or stroke and you feel that your condition was caused by your testosterone supplements, a testosterone attorney can help you to recover damages. Contact Attorney Group today to receive your free, no-obligation consultation and to determine whether you have a valid claim. We will connect you with an affiliated testosterone attorney who will handle your claim and help you to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.