TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Did you or someone you know have a heart attack or stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots after beginning testosterone replacement therapy? Did a friend or loved one die after starting on testosterone replacement drugs?
If so, the attorneys at the Keith Williams Law Group may be able to help. We are currently investigating this situation and legal action may be available to compensate you for the harm done to you as a result of being given testosterone replacement.
What Are The Potential Risks Of Low-T Therapy?
According to recent studies, it is suggested that there may be an increased risk of cardiovascular related problems resulting from testosterone therapy. According to one study, there was a two-fold increase in the risk of heart attacks in men 65 or older in the 90 day period after the first prescription. It also showed risks for men under age 65 who had pre-existing cardiovascular disease, who had a 2-3 times greater risk of heart attack during that same 90 day period. A separate study also showed a 30 percent higher risk of heart attack, stroke, or death in older men included in the study.
The USFDA has also required manufacturers of approved testosterone products to include warnings about the risk of blood clots in the veins, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
What Is Low-T Therapy?
Testosterone supplement usage and replacement treatments have increased a lot around the country even when not needed or appropriate. As men age, it is common for their testosterone levels to decrease, but for most men this does not require medical treatment. Testosterone products are approved by the USFDA for men who have no testosterone or low testosterone levels in connection with an associated medical condition; it is not simply a cure-all for the natural aging process.
What Kinds Of Low-Testosterone Medications Are There?
There are various forms of Low-T medication available, including:
- Gels, such as AndroGel, Axiron, Foresta, Testim and Bio-T Gel. Gels can also unintentionally transfer testosterone to others who accidentally touch the person using it, including women and children, raising separate potential dangers such as unwanted hair growth in women or early puberty in children.
- Patches, such as Androderm, which are worn on the skin.
- Pellets. Testopel is a pellet that is implanted under the skin to release testosterone of a several month time period.
- Injections, such as Delatestryl or Depo-Testosterone
- Nasal Gel, such as Natesto.
Have You Been Injured By Low-T Therapy?
Given the serious potential harm from Low-T medications, the attorneys at the Keith Williams Law Group are reviewing potential legal action against Low-T manufacturers and considering potential cases. If you or someone you know has suffered any of these side-effects from Low-Testosterone therapy, contact the Keith Williams Law Group for a free evaluation.