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Testosterone Treatment Lawsuit Information

Are you a man who has taken low testosterone treatments? Have you suffered injuries such as heart problems or stroke? You may be entitled to compensation.

If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, heart attack or other serious injury while taking low testosterone treatments, you may be eligible to file a testosterone treatment lawsuit. The lawyers at The Dugan Law Firm are currently investigating claims that testosterone treatments are linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and death.

What are Low Testosterone Treatments?

Testosterone treatments have long been used to treat the medical condition known as hypogonadism in which the body does not produce enough testosterone.   Testosterone therapy, also called “Low T” treatment, is prescribed to men experiencing lower testosterone production. Having low testosterone levels can result in a lower sex drive, weaker bone density and diminishing muscle mass. Testosterone treatments can combat these issues.

This type of therapy is often administered as a gel, patch or injection and may include the following products:

  • AndroGel
  • Androderm
  • Axiron
  • Bio-T-Gel
  • Delatestryl
  • Depo-Testosterone
  • Fortesta
  • Striant
  • Testim
  • Testopel

A Profitable Business for Pharmaceutical Companies

Aggressive marketing of low testosterone treatments or “Low-T” to the public and doctors has resulted in a boon for testosterone treatments manufacturers.  Do you have a decrease in sex drive?  Lack of energy?  Decrease in strength and/or endurance?  Have you noticed a decrease in your enjoyment in life?  If you answered yes to ANY ONE of those questions, then the manufacturers of testosterone replacement gels advise you to see a doctor to see if you suffer from “Low T”.  These marketing materials do not carry the warning of increased risk of heart attack.  Moreover, “Low T,” as this condition has been labeled by the testosterone treatment manufacturers, isn’t nearly as common as they would have you believe.  Men experience a natural decline in testosterone product as they age; however, pharmaceutical companies have seized on the decline in testosterone levels as pathological condition applicable to every man and that they need a prescription to cure it.  As a result of their marketing efforts, Testosterone “gels” represent 89% of the overall $2.1 billion testosterone replacement therapy market.  Sales of all testosterone-boosting drugs are projected to hit $5 billion by 2017.

Doctors and critics now question this marketing tactic and question whether the increased risks associated with testosterone replacement therapies outweigh the medical benefits. Research has shown a direct connection between testosterone supplements and dangerous health problems. Specifically, studies have revealed that men with heart problems who are taking low testosterone treatments are 30% more likely to suffer a stroke, heart attack or death compared to healthy men who do not take the supplements.

Health Risks Linked to Testosterone Treatments

The FDA recently announced it is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking prescription testosterone drugs.  Research has linked serious health risks among men with heart problems to the simultaneous use of testosterone treatments. In fact, study authors have recommended physicians use more caution when prescribing Low T treatments. Men undergoing treatment for low testosterone who also had the following heart-related problems have an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke or dying while taking testosterone treatments.

  • High cholesterol
  • Plaque buildup
  • Diabetes
  • Artery blockage
  • Obesity
  • Previous heart attack

File a Testosterone Treatment Lawsuit

Lawsuits have been filed by men who suffered heart attacks and strokes while using testosterone treatments.  The FDA is now re-examining the safety of testosterone replacement treatments after two studies showed a higher risk of heart attack risk and strokes in men who use them.  The lawsuits claim that the men who used testosterone treatments were deceived by a marketing campaign that underplayed the risks despite the fact that the manufacturers have known the risks.

If you are taking low testosterone treatments such as those listed above, you should discuss the health risks with your doctor.  Do not stop taking any medication until you have discussed the health risks and benefits of doing so with your physician or health care provider.

However, the pharmaceutical lawyers at The Dugan Law Firm are committed to helping those injured by low testosterone treatments to seek the justice they deserve, especially those who have experienced a stroke, heart attack or death as a result of taking these supplements. We are currently investigating such claims. If you have been injured by low testosterone treatments, contact our firm today for a free case evaluation.

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