Learn about “Low T” Therapy Heart Attacks from our drug injury lawyers. Low testosterone, sometimes referred to as “Low T”, is a medical condition that can affect men’s sex drive, mood, energy levels, muscle mass, and bone strength. A variety of patches, injections, gels—including the prescription drug AndroGel®— and pills are marketed to men as ways to increase testosterone levels. But testosterone therapy has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular injuries in some male patients.
These injuries can include:
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
If you or someone you love suffered a clotting injury or developed a cardiovascular illness after using a testosterone replacement therapy product, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Contact our drug injury lawyers today, and let us protect your legal rights.
“Low T” Therapy Heart Attacks Risks
Low T drugs come in several different forms and are marketed under many different brand names, including:
A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reports a 30 percent increase in the risk of heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, DVT, and even death in men who take these drugs. Another study of more than 55,000 male patients reveals that men over age 65 are twice as likely to have a heart attack after taking ”Low T” drugs for as little as three months. The risk of heart attack also doubles for men under age 65 if they have a history of heart disease.
The same study also concludes that, compared to “Low T” drugs, erectile dysfunction drugs—also marketed as methods to increase male sexual performance—are much less likely to increase the risk of heart attack in men under age 65 who have a history of heart disease.
These risks have led to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into the link between “Low T” treatments and cardiovascular problems.
Testosterone Lawsuits: You May Be Entitled to Compensation
Never stop taking any prescribed medication without first asking your doctor. But if you or your husband, son, father, or other loved one suffered a heart attack, stroke, or other clotting injury after taking testosterone-boosting products, the drug’s manufacturer may be to blame. Our drug injury lawyers can help you get the money you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Don’t wait. Give us a call today and get a free, confidential consultation.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy May Have Caused Heart Attacks and Strokes
AndroGel®, Axiron®, and Androderm® have been linked to serious side effects, including heart attacks and strokes. Testosterone replacement therapy may have unintended consequences that could have harmed many people.
Compensation for AndroGel, Axiron, and Androderm Injuries
People who took AndroGel, Axiron, or Androderm and suffered serious injuries could be entitled to money. Victims of testosterone replacement therapy could be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, possibly even punitive damages. Families that lost a loved one from heart attack or stroke, could possibly receive monetary compensation for the loss of a loved one.
You Have a Limited Amount of Time to File a Testosterone Replacement Therapy Lawsuit
Statutes of limitations will limit the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for AndroGel, Axiron, or Androderm injuries. Statutes of limitations are essentially legal deadlines. These time limits depend on when you took the medicine, when the injury occurred, even where you live. You should not delay in contacting a drug injury lawyer. Sometimes, people with good cases wait too long and are left without any form of legal help. Don’t let that happen to you!
AndroGel, Axiron, and Androderm Linked to Serious Side Effects
Testosterone replacement therapy has numerous other side effects besides heart attacks, strokes, and pulmonary embolisms. Testosterone replacement therapy may cause prostate cancer, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, edema, larger red blood cells, reduced sperm count, and gynecomastia. Despite the serious side effects from testosterone replacement therapies, they remain on the market today.
AndroGels Black-Box Warning
AndroGel contains a black-box warning for women and children. AndroGel’s black-box warning for women and children is for secondary exposure. Women and children should avoid touching the application sites or unwashed clothing of men using AndroGel. Women and children have shown many symptoms of secondary exposure. The most common secondary exposure symptoms for women and children are enlargement of the genitals, early development of pubic hair in children, increased erections, increased libido, aggressive behaviors, advanced bone age in children, increased acne, and increased body hair.
You Can Afford a Testosterone Replacement Therapy Lawyer
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Never stop taking any medication without first consulting your doctor. AndroGel® is a registered trademark of Unimed Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Androderm® is a registered trademark of Watson Laboratories, Inc. Axiron® is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company. These products are used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Journal of the American Medical Association, USA Today, Watson Laboratories Eli Lilly and Company, or Unimed Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Cases may be referred to other attorneys.
AndroGel®is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc. Androderm® is a registered trademark of Watson Laboratories. Axiron® is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company. Delatestryl® and Fortesta® are registered trademarks of Endo Pharmaceuticals. Testim® and Striant® are registered trademarks of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals. Trademarked names are used only for identification purposes. This law firm is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or associated with AbbVie Inc., Watson Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Forbes, The Journal of the American Medical Association, or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.