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Testosterone Therapy Treatment Lawsuits

Drug linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke among men

The Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates is reviewing potential testosterone therapy treatment lawsuits for men who have suffered heart attacks, strokes or suffered other adverse side effects while receiving treatment. For a free consultation, call 1-800-898-HAYS or complete our online contact form. Contact our product liability attorneys immediately. A delay may affect your right to pursue compensation.

The Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates is reviewing cases involving men who have suffered a heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism while taking prescription Testosterone products.

Testosterone supplement products have been prescribed to men with low testosterone levels (Low-T) or hypogonadism, which is the failure of the testicles to produce testosterone.  Recent studies have found a link between the use of testosterone treatment and an increased risk of stroke, heart attack or even death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is investigating the risk, posted a safety alert on Jan. 31, 2014.  The regulating agency cited two separate studies that suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among groups of men who were prescribed testosterone therapy.

Studies connect adverse health events with testosterone therapy

One study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the journal PLOS ONE concluded that men 65 and older who take the hormone can experience more than double the risk of heart attack within 90 days of beginning testosterone therapy. Men under 65 with a history of heart disease had a two- to three-fold risk of heart attack within 90 days of beginning treatment. Younger men with no history of heart problems did not have any elevated risk, according to the study.

In an earlier study, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that men who underwent testosterone treatment therapy had a 30 percent increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death compared to men not undergoing any treatment.

What are brand names for testosterone treatment?

If you experienced any side effects after using the hormone, speak to your doctor immediately. The FDA advises people not to stop taking prescribed testosterone products without first speaking with their doctors. The following are some of the brand names for the supplements:

  • AndroGel
  • Androderm
  • Axiron
  • Bio-T-Gel
  • Delatestryl
  • Depo-Testosterone
  • Fortesta
  • Striant
  • Testim
  • Testopel

How our law firm can help you find closure

At the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, we strive to protect the rights of people who were injured or lost loved ones because of negligence. Sometimes, companies use misleading marketing tactics to sell their products. In some testosterone lawsuits, it is alleged that pharmaceutical companies implied their products could be used to treat a variety of conditions. In fact, the FDA has only approved testosterone therapy for men with hypogonadism, which leads to low testosterone.

Contact us immediately if you or a loved one was adversely affected by testosterone therapy. We believe in holding drug makers accountable for their products. Call 1-800-898-HAYS today or complete the online contact form for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee, which means you only pay us a fee if you win.

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