NEW JERSEY TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT LAWYERS
A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that testosterone treatments for men may lead to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack or even death. This study followed 8,7o0 men who took testosterone for three years. According to the study results, men with signs of heart problems were more likely to suffer a stroke, heart attack or die compared to healthy men who didn’t take testosterone supplements. This is the second major study that suggests an elevated health risk when taking testosterone supplements.
Our testosterone treatment attorneys are currently investigating claims regarding certain testosterone therapies. If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack or stroke while receiving testosterone therapy, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our attorneys immediately for a FREE consultation so we can evaluate your potential case.
WHAT IS LOW TESTOSTERONE THERAPY?
Testosterone therapy, also known as “low T treatment” is prescribed to men to combat the natural decline in testosterone as they age. It allegedly helps combat low sex drive, builds muscle mass and prevents bone density loss.
Millions prescriptions for testosterone are written in the United States every year. Testosterone therapy is most often administered as a gel, patch or injection. The following products treat low testosterone:
- AndroGel – Produced by AbbVie
- Androderm – Produced by Actavis, Inc. (formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals)
- Axiron – Produced by Eli Lilly and Company
- Bio-T-Gel – Produced by Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Delatestryl – Produced by Indevus Pharmaceuticals
- Depo-Testosterone – Produced by Pharmacia & Upjohn Company
- Fortesta – Produced by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Striant – Produced by Columbia Laboratories
- Testim – Produced by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
- Testopel – Produced by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
RISKS OF TESTOSTERONE THERAPY
Men certain preexisting health risks who were also undergoing Low-T Therapy had the greatest increased risk of stroke, heart attack or death, according to the study. Some of the issues that have been found to potentially elevate the risk of men undergoing testosterone treatments included, plaque buildup, artery blockage, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity. As a result, the testosterone therapy study authors cautioned physicians to prescribe low testosterone treatments with more caution.
AGGRESSIVE TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT MARKETING
Both medical professionals and consumer advocates have expressed concerns about the aggressive direct marketing to the public. Given the significant medical risks associated with low testosterone treatment, some medical providers feel that the Low-T marketing campaigns do not relay the actual risks involved.
AbbVie, Inc., the manufacturer of AndroGel, a heavily marketed testosterone supplement, issued a statement in response to the study, acknowledging testosterone treatments may result in serious problems for people who have heart, kidney or lung disease.
LOW TESTOSTERONE THERAPY LAW FIRM
If you are currently undergoing treatments for low testosterone or testosterone therapy, discuss the increased risk of heart problems with your doctor. Do not stop taking any medication until you have discussed the risks and benefits of doing so with your health care provider.
The testosterone therapy attorneys at our firm are currently investigating legal claims regarding men who suffered a stroke, heart attack or even died while taking low T treatments or testosterone therapy. If you or a loved one has been injured while taking low testosterone treatments, contact our experienced testosterone treatment lawyers today for a FREE consultation. All lawsuits are being pursued under a contingency fee, which means that there are no fees unless a recovery is obtained.
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