Were you or a loved one injured by Testosterone Therapy?
If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm.
What is Testosterone and Why Testosterone Therapy?
In order to understand why some men might opt for testosterone therapy, one must understand what it is and how it affects older adults. According to the Mayo Clinic, testosterone is a hormone that can help men maintain “bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength and mass, red blood cell production, sex drive, and sperm production.”
As men grow older, testosterone levels decline. As a result, some men can begin to experience the following effects:
- Sexual function changes, such as reduced desire and infertility;
- Sleep pattern changes, such as insomnia and sleep disturbances;
- Changes to the physical body, such as increased fat, decreased bone density, and hair loss; and/or
- Emotional changes, such as decreased motivation and self-confidence.
Men who experience low testosterone levels are often prescribed testosterone therapy to increase their “T” levels. In many cases, even men who do not exhibit signs of low -“T” levels are being treated with testosterone therapy. There are many options for testosterone therapy on the market and recent reports indicate the fact that some of these options may have dangerous consequences.
In fact, a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles indicates that testosterone therapy can pose serious dangers to heart health. Using these dangerous drugs doubles the risk of a heart attack for men over the age of 65, and it “nearly tripled the risk in younger men” who had a history of heart disease.
Testosterone Therapy Brands That May Cause Severe Side Effects:
You and your loved ones should be aware of the following side effects that have been reported as a result of certain forms of testosterone therapy.
Testosterone Side Effects in Men:
- Heart Attack
- Ischemic Stroke
- Cardiac Arrest
- Breathing Problems
- Blood Clots
- Mood Swings
Side Effects of Secondary Exposure to Testosterone Gel
- Unexpected sexual development including inappropriate enlargement of the penis or clitoris
- Premature development of pubic hair
- Increased erections or sex drive
- Aggressive behavior
- Advanced bone age
- Changes in hair distribution
- Increase in acne
Androgel Testosterone Lawsuit Help
If you or your loved one is a male, aged 75 or younger who suffered a heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest or death after using any of the above testosterone therapy drugs, The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP can provide the experienced legal help you need to pursue a claim. Submit a free online case evaluation form or call us at 1-800-624-8888. Your time to file a lawsuit may be limited, so call us today. Your initial consultation is always FREE and there will be no legal fees unless we are successful in getting you money.