An increased risk of Myocardial Infarction
Learn About a Low T Lawsuit
In January 2014, the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) released an announcement that warned of the potential risks of testosterone therapy and announced they would be conducting further research. This announcement came as a bit of a surprise as well as a horrible shock to many men already using such therapy.
Essentially, the announcement was triggered by published studies that indicated higher risks of adverse effects in patients within the first three months of treatment. In particular, men with a history of heart disease, and under the age of 65, had a two- to three-fold increase in risk of Myocardial Infarction over men who received no treatments. For men over age 65, the risk increase was also two-fold for those even without a history of heart disease.
The real shock from the FDA announcement came when it was discovered that the risks had already been a concern since studies from 2010 revealed them. So, this is what brings us to the issue of a Low T lawsuit.
Testosterone Therapy Complications:
The highly rated and qualified team of Dangerous Drug Lawyers at Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm have begun investigating any potential lawsuits or claims that arise from the prescription of Low T and/or testosterone therapies. This Low T lawsuit will be built around a set of disturbing facts and findings.
The research and data from 2010 (and more recent studies) reveals that the men with any signs of pre-existing heart issues were at risk for stroke, heart attack, and even death. In other words, testosterone treatments created an increased risk for adverse cardiovascular events. However, the data reveals that it is men of any age, and not only those over 65.
Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm is working to determine whether you or a loved one who used a prescription testosterone product and suffered significant cardiovascular side effects, are entitled to compensation.
What Is Low Testosterone Therapy?
The issue needs further clarification to determine just who among those injured by Low-T treatments can receive monetary damages under U.S. Law. For example, the use of this therapy does not always seem medically necessary. Learn more about Low Testosterone therapy side effects.
Testosterone therapy or low T treatment is prescribed to combat the natural decline in testosterone as men age. It is believed to improve sex drive, strengthen bone density and build muscle mass. Testosterone therapy is most often administered as a gel, patch or injection.
The following products treat low Testosterone:
The use of such diverse treatments for such different symptoms makes it less clear just who can seek damages, but the realities are that at least one strong Low T lawsuit is going to be possible due to the simple facts of the matter.
The Marketing and Big Business of Testosterone Therapy
Sales of testosterone gels, patches, injections, and pills have soared in recent years, leading to increasing scrutiny that the drugs are being overprescribed to patients. This issue was examined closely in a January 2014 article in The New York Times, which explained that one in four men receiving the therapies did not undergo any standardized blood testing to determine if they actually needed testosterone.
In fact, only a single medical condition is suited to the prescription of testosterone – hypogonadism. This is the one disorder for which testosterone therapy has received official medical approval. Clearly, that suggests that 25% of the men prescribed were put immediately at risk for taking an unnecessary, and potentially harmful compound.
The Low T lawsuit research is based on this concept in addition to the idea of false or misleading advertising. For example, AndroGel has been widely and sharply criticized for its pseudo-medical “Low-T Symptoms Quiz” that posed such irrelevant questions as “Are you grumpy?” Since this has nothing to do with low testosterone, it puts an entirely different light on the use of the medication.
The Low T Lawsuit Considers Risks Over Benefits
Even the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published a report explaining that the seriousness of the risks of testosterone therapy outweighed the benefits (improvements in men’s sexual function, bone density, strength and lean muscle mass, along with lower cholesterol and insulin resistance). Their researchers said that use of testosterone made it 30% more likely for men to experience heart attack, stroke, or death during a three-year period than men of the same age, with low testosterone, but who did not take hormone supplements.
In other words, it seems inevitable that men with a list of common health concerns, who did not get screened for hypogon adism, and who should not have been given testosterone therapies are good candidates for the Low T lawsuit. This is especially the case if they suffered health problems as a result.
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NOTE: Anyone currently undergoing treatments for low testosterone or testosterone therapy should discuss the use of it with their doctor. Do not stop taking any medication until you have discussed the risks and benefits of doing so with your health care provider.
However, if you or a loved one suffered severe complications after Testosterone therapy, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm by completing the short case review form on this page, or call us at 214-526-7900 to receive a free and confidential testosterone lawsuit consultation.