Low T Lawsuits
Low T testosterone therapy may be responsible for heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. If you or a loved one experienced a heart attack or stroke after beginning Low T testosterone therapy, you might have a case. It is important to contact an experienced attorney in the Boston area. With over 40 years of experience in personal injury claims, Altman & Altman will handle your case with care. A consultation is free, and you can reach us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to speak about your matter.
Low T Treatment
Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone in the male body responsible for the proper development of male sexual characteristics, maintaining muscle bulk, and maintaining an adequate level of red blood cells. As the aging process occurs, men’s natural testosterone levels begin to decline. While most testosterone loss occurs through the natural aging process, other problems can be to blame for low testosterone levels, such as chemotherapy or radiation from cancer treatment, hemochromatosis (caused by extremely high iron levels), genetic abnormalities, dysfunction in the pituitary gland, chronic illness, stress, obesity, or even kidney failure. Some of the symptoms of low testosterone include decrease in muscle mass, changes in cholesterol levels, fragile bones, decrease in body hair, and decrease in hemoglobin. Once diagnosed, however, low testosterone is treatable through testosterone therapy. Testosterone therapy can be administered as a gel, injection, or even as a patch. While testosterone therapy helps many men treat the problems associated with low testosterone, many of the most popular low testosterone drugs are now being associated with a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and even death. The following brands have been most associated with the recent side effects:
In January of 2014, PLOS One released a study confirming that those men that undergo testosterone therapy are at an increased risk of heart problems. Just days after the results of the study was released the FDA began investigating the risk of stroke and heart attack in men using testosterone therapy drugs. While the FDA has not yet released an official finding about the safety of the drugs in question, the FDA is encouraging doctors and patients to report any serious side effects that patients experience due to the use of testosterone therapy drugs.
Both heart attacks and strokes are serious medical issues that can cause harmful side effects, and in the worst cases even death. Heart attacks can develop either very suddenly or over a period of days. Common symptoms of heart attacks include upper body discomfort, shortness of breath, nausea, light-headedness, fainting, or breaking out into a cold sweat. Heart attacks require immediate medical attention, and once diagnosed might require the patient to make serious lifestyle changes to prevent additional heart attacks. Symptoms of strokes often include sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, sudden trouble speaking, or sudden vision changes. Stroke symptoms, unlike those of a heart attack, always occur suddenly, and often occur mostly on only one side of the body. The most severe strokes can cause lasting side effects, such as vision problems, memory loss, or even paralysis on one side of the body.
If you believe that you have been injured as a result of Low T treatment, please contact Altman & Altman, LLP to speak with a member of our legal team. We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.