Low T / Testosterone Replacement Drug Lawsuit
Testosterone replacement drugs, which are products that dispense low doses of testosterone in the form of gels, injections, creams, patches, and pills, are prescribed for those who exhibit symptoms of low testosterone, also known as hypgonadism or “low T”. In the United States, over five million prescriptions for these drugs were written in 2011. Studies show that the percentage of men over 40 years old treated with testosterone drugs tripled from 2001 to 2011.
Testosterone is a hormone that is primarily produced in a man’s testicles. This hormone maintains a man’s bone density, muscle mass and strength, fat distribution, sperm production, sex drive, and red blood cell production. Symptoms of low testosterone levels include decreased sexual drive, erectile dysfunction, decreased bone density, depression, increased fatigue, memory loss, and body hair loss.
Nowadays, AndroGel, Testim, Striant, Bio-T Gel, Fortesta, Delatestryl, and Axiron are some of the increasingly popular testosterone replacement drugs being marketed to men who wish to combat the reduction of testosterone levels. There is, however, a growing concern that these low T drugs have long-term risks and serious side effects, particularly in relation to heart failure.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or death due a testosterone replacement drug, it is crucial that you speak with a knowledgeable Florida product liability lawyer right away. At The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard we are aggressive advocates for injury victims from all over South Florida and the Treasure Coast, and can investigate your Low T injury case.
Studies on Low T Therapy
Originally, the Food and Drug Administration approved testosterone therapies as treatment for individuals with naturally declining testosterone levels.
On January 31, 2014, however, the Food and Drug Administration issued an alert stating that it was investigating the risks of cardiovascular conditions in men who were taking these approved low T products after the release of two separate studies that suggested the increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and death as a result of drug intake. These studies showed that the risk of heart attacks brought about low T drugs was greater in older men, as well as in middle-aged men who had a history of heart disease.
More and more men throughout the country are beginning to file claims against these testosterone supplement or product manufacturers after suffering stroke, cardiac arrest, and various other heart-related issues and side effects, stating that they were not properly warned of the risks involved with product use.
Contact Our Testosterone Replacement Drug Lawyers Today
Attorney Philip DeBerard is presently investigating potential legal claims for victims who suffered stroke, heart attack, or death as a result of taking testosterone replacement drugs. We recommend you to consult with our office as soon as possible if you or your loved one has suffered from these side effects.
Call us today toll-free at 1-800-299-8878 or fill out our contact form. We can provide a free and confidential case evaluation, and won’t charge you any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
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