"Low T" treatments have been linked to serious and life-threatening complications. Doctors began studying testosterone in the 1800s. Testosterone drugs were first developed to treat a condition called hypogonadism, where men have low testosterone levels caused by either injury or infection of the hormonal or reproductive organs. Companies later started marketing these types of drugs to treat low testosterone syndrome.
Testosterone Supplement Lawyers
The Houston attorneys of Perdue & Kidd are currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of men who have suffered a stroke or heart attack while taking testosterone supplements such as Androderm, Androgel, Axirom, Bio-T-Gel, Delatestryl, Dep-Testosterone, Fortesta, Striant, Testim and Testopel. Our law firm has experience with developing and trying cases against the manufacturer of Androgel, having won a judgment against them in 2013. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 713-520-2500 or toll free at 800-520-1749, or simply contact us online
About Testosterone Supplements
Over the past several years, airwaves, billboards, and television channels have been full of advertisements for testosterone supplements such as Androderm, Androgel, Axirom, Bio-T-Gel, Delatestryl, Dep-Testosterone, Fortesta, Striant, Testim and Testopel. Manufacturers and testosterone injection sites have been aggressively promoting these testosterone supplements as a safe and effective way to increase energy levels, boost sex drive, improve mood, increase muscle mass, and decrease body fat. While the labels for these products list a number of potential side effects, they have been silent as to the potential link between testosterone supplements and both stroke or heart attacks. A recent study in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) raises serious concerns about this link.
On January 31, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a drug safety communication announcing an investigation about the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in men taking testosterone “low-t” treatments. The FDA found it necessary to evaluate this data and risks associated with low-t treatments in men using the products because of the results of several recent studies. They recommend that, “Health care professionals should consider whether the benefits of FDA-approved testosterone treatment is likely to exceed the potential risks of treatment,” until their investigation is complete.
In November of 2013, JAMA published the results of a national study that included thousands of veterans with low testosterone who underwent a coronary angiography between 2005-2011. These researchers were interested in determining if testosterone supplements were associated with stroke, heart attacks, or death. The researchers found that of these men, those who took testosterone supplements were 30% more likely to have a stroke, heart attack or die. This study raises concerns about testosterone supplements that men should discuss with their physician.
Contact The Law Firm of Perdue & Kidd
If you or a loved one has taken a testosterone supplement and suffered a stroke or heart attack, you need to take action to secure the compensation you need and ensure the responsible parties are held accountable for the harm done to you. The lawyers of Perdue & Kidd are skilled and capable of ensuring that your rights are protected. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 713-520-2500 or toll free at 800-520-1749, or simply contact us online.
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