Testosterone Lawsuit | Low T Therapy Treatment Lawsuit | Heart Attack, Stroke, Cardiovascular Side Effects
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Federal health regulators have warned that the use of testosterone therapy drugs may significantly increase the risk of heart, stroke and death in certain men, especially older patients and those with pre-existing heart disease. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) embarked on a review of the drugs in January 2014, and has advised doctors to consider their risks and benefits before prescribing the medications.
Low testosterone therapy medications subject to the FDA review include:
Men who have used any of these medications may want to consider filing a Low Testosterone Lawsuit | Low T Therapy Treatment Lawsuit if they suffered a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event during treatment. Compensation may also be available to families of men who suffered a fatal heart event while undergoing testosterone therapy with one of the above named drugs. The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are committed to ensuring that the victims of low testosterone therapy and treatments receive the justice they deserve. To learn more, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC as soon as possible for a free, no-obligation Low Testosterone Treatment Therapy Lawsuit consultation to ensure you are treated fairly and receive all of the compensation the law allows.
FDA Low Testosterone Therapy Alert
The FDA announced its review of low testosterone therapy drugs after two studies found that the use of these medications might cause heart attacks and other potentially fatal heart problems in some men. The first, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found a 30% increased risk of stroke, heart attack and death in older men undergoing low testosterone treatment who had pre-existing heart problems. The second, which was published in PLOS One, reported an increased risk of heart attack in older men, as well as in younger men with pre-existing heart disease, who underwent testosterone therapy.
A number of Low Testosterone Lawsuit | Low T Therapy Treatment Lawsuit have already been filed on behalf of men who allegedly suffered serious heart problems due to their use of these medications. Among other things, these Low Testosterone Lawsuit | Low T Therapy Treatment Lawsuits claim that the manufacturers of prescription low testosterone therapy treatments drove sales of the drugs by running advertisements that encouraged men to seek treatment for ordinary symptoms of aging, such as fatigue or low sex drive. In some cases, men undergoing this therapy do not even suffer from low testosterone levels, the Low Testosterone Lawsuit | Low T Therapy Treatment Lawsuit complaints allege.
According to the FDA, prescription testosterone therapy is only approved to treat men with low levels of the hormone due to another underlying medical condition, such as problems with the hypothalamus gland or chemotherapy side effects. They are not cleared to treat reduced testosterone levels that are merely associated with the aging process.
This is not the first time concerns have been raised over the methods used by pharmaceutical companies to market prescription testosterone therapies. In 2000, the FDA warned the manufacturer of AndroGel about making misleading claims which suggested the use of the drug was indicated for men who were experiencing low testosterone levels due to their age.
Low Testosterone Lawsuit Consultations Now Available to Victims of Low Testosterone Therapy Heart Attacks, Strokes and Death
Wright & Schulte LLC is offering free legal Low Testosterone Lawsuit | Low T Therapy Treatment Lawsuit consultations to victims of serious heart events related to the use of prescription low testosterone therapy, as well as their families. To explore your legal options, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC today by completing the online form on the right, or call toll free, 1-800-399-0795.