There are many things that “Low T” can affect when it comes to a man’s health. “Low T” or low testosterone is an intense medical condition. This condition affects a man’s sex drive, energy levels mood, muscle mass and even bone strength. While testosterone therapy is marketed to men as a way to increase testosterone levels, it has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular injuries in male patients.

The use of testosterone therapy via patches, injections, and gels like AndroGel® have been linked to injuries such as:

  • Stroke
  • Heart Attacks
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
  • Death

If you or a loved one has developed a cardiovascular or clotting injury after the use of a testosterone replacement therapy product, contact our drug injury lawyers here at Robert J. DeBry and Associates. We will protect your legal rights and help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Heart Risks That Come With Testosterone Therapy

These low testosterone drugs are marketed under many different brand names. They also come in different forms:

  • Androderm®
  • AndroGel®
  • Axiron®
  • Delatestryl®
  • Fortesta®
  • Striant®
  • Testim®

The Journal of the American Medical Association  published a story that reports a 30 percent increase in the risk of fatal occurrences such as strokes, heart attacks, DVT, pulmonary embolism, and even death in serious cases – these drugs have proven to be fatal if taken for an extended period of time.

Another study of 55,000 men found that men over 65 are twice as likely to experience a heart attack after taking “Low T””” drugs. Fatalities can occur in as little as three months after taking the drug. If the men are under the age of 65 and have a history of heart disease, the risk of a heart attack doubles.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened an investigation the link between low testosterone treatments and cardiovascular problems due to a large number of leaks.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

Don’t stop taking prescriptions without first consulting your doctor; however, if you or a loved one ⎯ such as your son, father, brother or husband ⎯ has been a victim of a stroke, heart attack, or another clotting injury after taking these “low t” products, the manufacturer may be to blame. Our drug injury attorneys here at Robert J. Debry and Associates can help you get the compensation you deserve to cover any lost wages, medical bills, and for your pain and suffering.

Give us a call today to get a free, confidential consultation. Don’t hesitate.

AndroGel®is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc. Androderm® is a registered trademark of Watson Laboratories. Axiron® is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company. Delatestryl® and Fortesta® are registered trademarks of Endo Pharmaceuticals. Testim® and Striant® are registered trademarks of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals. Trademarked names are used only for identification purposes. This law firm is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or associated with AbbVie Inc., Watson Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Forbes, The Journal of the American Medical Association, or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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