Have You Use Low-T Treatments?
Testosterone treatment therapies, also known as “low T treatments,” are prescribed to adult males who are living with testosterone deficiencies. While some men experience low testosterone levels for medical reasons, other men may lack an adequate amount of testosterone due to the natural aging process. Most testosterone treatments are designed to help patients strengthen bone density, improve sex drive and build muscle mass, and have helped thousands of men struggling with conditions resulting from low testosterone levels. However, several therapies have allegedly caused serious side effects, prompting men to file lawsuits against the manufacturers.
What is Testosterone Therapy?
In 2011 alone, physicians wrote more than five million prescriptions for testosterone therapies. Most commonly administered in the form of a gel, patch or injection, the following are 10 of the most widely used testosterone therapies in the U.S.:
Are Testosterone Treatments Safe?
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association analyzed 8,700 males who had been prescribed testosterone treatments for three years. Researchers found that participants undergoing these therapies who had heart conditions were 30 percent more likely to suffer from stroke, heart attack and death than those who opted for alternative medications and treatments.
Conditions that may increase a man’s risk of suffering from heart complications include plaque buildup, high cholesterol, obesity, artery blockage and diabetes. Physicians are advised to exercise caution when prescribing testosterone treatments to males with prior known heart issues.
Although each medication will vary, if you have noticed a side effect not listed, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider as many testosterone treatment therapies will differ in dosage and how they react with the body. Several common side effects among testosterone treatment therapies include:
- Swelling or tenderness of the breasts
- Anxiety, anger or depression
- Difficulty urinating
- Liver disease
- Frequent, bothersome or prolonged erections
- Decrease in sperm production
- Excess water retention
Should I File a Testosterone Treatment Lawsuit?
According to plaintiffs filing a testosterone treatment lawsuit, commonly experienced cardiac complications include arrhythmias, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, heart attacks, transient ischemic attacks and death. Those who have allegedly suffered from adverse side effects also claim that the manufacturers of several treatments failed to adequately research the risk of heart problems prior to releasing their products to the market, particularly in patients previously diagnosed with obesity, blocked arteries, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and diabetes.
Testosterone treatment lawsuits also claim that manufacturers used aggressive marketing tactics in campaigns that encouraged men to seek out these therapies if they noticed what could potentially be signs of low testosterone. However, several symptoms such as sadness, lack of energy, fatigue or difficulty sleeping, weight gain and a loss of libido could also be attributed to the body’s natural aging process and were not necessarily indicative of low testosterone levels. As a result, plaintiffs filing testosterone treatment lawsuits allege that they were not adequately informed of the risks and complications of the products and instead believed that they were seeking out treatments that would help what they assumed was a serious condition.
Contact the American Injury Attorney Group Today
If you were prescribed a testosterone treatment and you suffered from cardiac complications or other adverse side effects, you may be entitled to file a testosterone treatment lawsuit and seek compensation for injuries you have had to endure. The American Injury Attorney Group can provide you with a free case evaluation and help you to determine if you have a valid claim. It is important to evaluate your situation as you may have legal recourse to seek compensation for your condition. We will connect you with an affiliated attorney who will handle your case and work to help you recover the damages to which you may be entitled.