You’ve probably seen the ads asking men asking if they suffer from “low T” – low testosterone levels leading to less energy and a lower sex drive. The answer, according to the ads, may be as easy as applying testosterone with a gel or patch. According to Drugs.com, marketing for testosterone therapy has been so successful, sales of the testosterone gel Androgel exceeded sales of Viagra in 2013. However, increased vigor and vitality aren’t the only effects of the new testosterone drugs.
A medical report issued in January by researchers at UCLA demonstrates that for men over 65, and for all men over 40 with a history of cardiac trouble, the risk of a heart attack more than doubles within 90 days of starting testosterone treatment. Another study published in the November 2013 Journal of the American Medical Association found that the rate of death, stroke, and heart attack was 29 percent higher in men who received “low-T” therapy compared against those who had not. Other recent studies report that heart attacks, blood clots, strokes, and additional cardiovascular problems are associated with testosterone medication.
About three out of every one hundred American men over 40 have undergone testosterone replacement therapy. If you were prescribed testosterone therapy, and you suffered side effects such as a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot, please contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away. If you’ve been injured by using testosterone replacement treatments, the amount of time you have to file a claim is limited, so speak with a good personal injury attorney as quickly as possible.
If you’ve been injured using “low-T” medication, an experienced personal injury attorney will work hard to win a settlement that covers the expenses arising from your injury. If your case goes to trial, a good personal injury lawyer has the resources to go all the way and represent you aggressively at every stage of the legal procedure. If you – or a loved one – have suffered a personal injury by using a testosterone drug, speak to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you can and begin receiving the compensation you need and deserve.