Treating low testosterone levels in men can lead to improved sex drive, improvements in mood and increased energy. But serious health risks may outweigh these benefits. When a prescription drug treatment causes severe cardiovascular effects like heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism or even death, patients have the right to seek compensation for the pain, suffering and damages they have suffered. You may be able to file a testosterone lawsuit in Texas.
Potential Dangers of Low-T Drugs
Testosterone therapy may increase red blood cell count, which may increase the risk of stroke and blood clots, which are potentially fatal. Some studies have linked Low-T drugs to these and other cardiovascular conditions, including heart attack.
There is also a lingering question of whether or not low-testosterone drugs increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. There have been multiple studies on the subject and research has found little evidence of a link between Low-T drugs and prostate cancer, but researchers are not completely convinced that there is no connection. The drugs warn of a potential increased risk.
Assessing the Risk of Low Testosterone Drug Therapy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began a reassessment of testosterone therapies in February 2014 after two separate studies linked Low-T drug use to heart problems.
The PLOS ONE medical journal published a study that found the risk of heart attack in men 65 years and older who took testosterone therapy drugs increased two-fold within 90 days of starting treatment. A similar study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association examined medical records of 8,709 male veterans and found that 1,223 who had undergone testosterone therapy had a 30 percent greater risk of adverse events like heart attack, stroke or death.
The FDA has approved testosterone therapy but cautions doctors to consider the potential heart risks before prescribing Low-T drugs. Men seeking treatment for low testosterone should discuss all available options for treatment and weigh the pros and cons of each method.
Testosterone Lawsuit | Taking Legal Action for Low-T Side Effect Injuries and Deaths
There have already been several legal cases against the manufacturers of popular Low-T drugs such as AndroGel, Axiron, Fortesta and several others. Patients who have suffered serious adverse side effects or death due to use of low testosterone treatments may have the right to recover compensation for their losses.
Men who suffered heart attacks, strokes or pulmonary embolism may be entitled to compensation for the medical costs of treatment for these conditions, as well as any lost wages or pain and suffering related to the side effects. Families who have lost a husband or father to the effects of Low-T drugs may be entitled to compensation for loss of consortium, loss of support, financial losses and emotional damage.
If you or a loved one has suffered heart problems or fatal side effects after starting low testosterone treatments, you may have a legal claim and can file a testosterone lawsuit. Attorney Julie Johnson represents Dallas residents when a drug manufacturer’s product causes undue harm or complications. Contact the Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation regarding your potential Testosterone Lawsuit. Call 214-290-8001.