Low-T (Testosterone) Medication Lawsuits

New research shows that Low-T (testosterone) treatments have led to an increase in heart issues in men using them. Issues that may have been caused by these treatments include:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Death
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

If you or someone you know suffered any of these issues during or after testosterone therapy, our team of attorneys is here to help you. Give us a call or fill out the form for a free consultation and case review.

Medical Evidence Against Low-T Treatments

The latest study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, studied almost 9,000 men over the course of three years who were all taking testosterone treatments. They found these men to be more likely to suffer from a stroke, heart attack and related death. This is the second study to indicate the dangers of the following medications:

  • Androgel
  • Fortesta
  • Delatestryl
  • Depo-Testosterone
  • Striant
  • Testopel
  • Androderm
  • Bio-T-Gel
  • Testim
  • Axirom

Other side effects from these medications may include:

  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • Artery blockage
  • Diabetes
  • Plaque buildup

Due to the recent studies some physicians are being more cautious in prescribing low testosterone treatments. The marketing of these treatments is directed at the consumers however, not the physicians. This leads to many consumers wanting the treatment even if their physician does not think they need it.

Causes of Low-T

Low-T is caused by a condition in which males cannot produce enough testosterone on their own which is called hypogonadism. This is normally caused by:

  • Genetics
  • Radiation therapy (such as the type used in cancer treatment)
  • Infection
  • Injury
  • Liver and kidney disease

It can lead to underdeveloped muscles, sex organs, infertility and erectile dysfunction. These medications have been prescribed to men who have these issues and do not have hypogonadism. Many of the symptoms that have been treated with the use of these products are things that happen naturally to men as they age. There are safer ways to restore testosterone to higher levels that are safer than these treatments.

Symptoms of Low-T
  • Decreased body hair and beard
  • Breast enlargement
  • Loss of muscle
  • Sexual problems

Most of these symptoms are present in males who do not have hypogonadism. Since many of them are subjective, the drug has been over prescribed. These dangerous drugs are still being prescribed to many without adequate warning of the complications they may cause.

Do You Need An Attorney?

If you are or were undergoing treatments for Low-T and suffered any of the health complications listed above, you should retain an attorney to guide you through the legal system and fight for your rights. Give us a call, there is no risk to you. We only get paid if we win your case and we will do a free case review after a few questions over the phone.