If you’re a male over the age of 45, you might be experiencing symptoms like erectile dysfunction, increased body fat, fatigue, or hair loss, which are associated with low testosterone, or low-T. It’s not something anyone wants to talk about, but the symptoms are very common. Many men who experience these symptoms seek testosterone therapy treatment, but often they’re not aware of what can be life-threatening risks associated with these drugs. Risks include stroke, cardiac arrest and death.
If you or someone you love has suffered dangerous effects like cardiac events or stroke as a result of testosterone therapy, you need to call McIntyre Law today. Doctors are prescribing these drugs incorrectly, and the pharmaceutical companies are marketing them to be used in ways that may not be safe, which means that you may have been injured because of someone else’s mistakes. Noble McIntyre and his team of skilled attorneys understand that this, or any injury, is a sensitive issue. We’re here to be compassionate partners, as well as legal representatives, so that you are treated like a person, not just another case. That’s why our team has such an excellent track record for working with our clients to get the compensation they deserve.
Studies show that only about two percent of men actually have low-T, while many more are being treated unnecessarily. If you have undergone testosterone therapy for low-T and have suffered a serious injury as a result, you might be eligible to join a testosterone therapy lawsuit.
In early 2014, a testosterone therapy lawsuit was filed in a Chicago court against Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, Inc. makers and marketers of AndroGel (a testosterone therapy drug), charging that they have concealed or downplayed the heart risks associated with their drug.
McIntyre Law is now moving forward with testosterone therapy lawsuits for men under the age of 75. If you are the victim of serious testosterone therapy side effects, you may be eligible to participate in a testosterone therapy lawsuit if you used any of the following drugs:
Some men really do need testosterone therapy for low-t, but only if they have undergone blood tests that indicate that they are having the condition. Each of the low-T symptoms, alone (and sometimes combined), could also be indication of another illness or condition. Also, many of the symptoms that are associated with low-T are often just symptoms of aging for men. In addition to blood tests that determine that a man actually is experiencing low-T, the proper way for a physician to determine whether the patient should attempt testosterone therapy is to do a thorough evaluation of his risk factors for cardiac issues or a stroke. If a man has a preexisting heart condition or other risk factors, the doctor must weigh the risks and benefits to prescribing testosterone therapy.
The correlation between testosterone drugs and increased rates of heart attack in men who are older than 65 or younger, but who have a known risk for heart problems, has prompted some to take legal action, seeking out the counsel of an experienced testosterone therapy lawyer.
Symptoms of low-T include:
Whether or not you were prescribed testosterone therapy for a proper low-T diagnosis, if you experienced one of the common side-effects while using the treatment or were not properly informed of its risks, you might be deserving of compensation for your injuries that include cardiac events and strokes.
McIntyre Law is now accepting cases involving men who have suffered testosterone therapy side effects, including cardiac events. The results of a recent study indicate treatment for “Low-T”, or decreased testosterone levels, doubles the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke in men over the age of 45. The prevalence of “Low-T disease”, and its treatment with testosterone therapy, has exploded in the United States in the past few years. Companies have spent over $100 million marketing the disease and treatment, touting it as a cure for conditions that include fatigue, muscle loss and decreased sex drive. Sales of testosterone-enhancing products industry-wide have climbed to over of $2 billion per year. However, some in the medical community believe that the disease is largely a creation of the manufacturers of these products. With these facts in mind, those suffering from the side effects are moving forward with testosterone therapy lawsuits nationwide.
The FDA has approved testosterone therapy for men with hypogonadism, a condition in which the male sex organs produce no or very low testosterone. In recent years it has gained popularity for off-label uses, in which older men with decreased energy and libido take the drug in order to regain a youthful sex drive. The FDA has not approved these testosterone therapy drugs for these purposes. Frequently aired commercials for AndroGel, a widely-used testosterone gel used to treat low testosterone suggest that older men talk to their doctors if they believe that they have low-T.
Medical literature suggests that only 2% of men actually have a clinically diagnosable disease, hypogonadism, for which testosterone treatment is recommended. For many who have suffered from testosterone therapy side effects, the unfortunate truth is that the therapy may not have been necessary. McIntyre Law is staffed with experienced testosterone therapy lawyers, ready to take on your case.