The Controversy Surrounding Low Testosterone
It is natural for a man’s level of testosterone to decline as he grows older, but, in some cases, low testosterone can cause symptoms such as reduced energy, depression, emotional problems, and endurance and strength levels. Some men may experience erectile dysfunction, a decreased sex drive, or may notice an increase in breast size and tenderness.
Fortunately, there are effective remedies to increase testosterone levels. The treatments come in several different forms, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Injections, gels, patches, pills, and creams all may help to raise testosterone levels in men and help them to maintain this increased level. However, while many men worldwide have experienced success and reported increased testosterone after using one or more of these products, others have allegedly suffered from adverse side-effects and complications, including heart attacks, strokes, and death.
If you or someone you love has experienced complications while using a testosterone treatment therapy product, contact the American Injury Attorney Group to learn more about your rights. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury or the death of your loved one, you may be entitled to pursue a claim against the manufacturer and to hold it accountable for your injuries and/or losses.
What are Common Low Testosterone Treatments?
Also known as “Low-T,” testosterone therapies have been called “wonder drugs” for middle-aged men concerned about a decline in their energy levels and sexual health. According to statistics, more than 5 million people throughout the U.S. are currently taking some form of testosterone to battle the signs and symptoms of Low-T, and prescriptions for testosterone treatments in the U.S. have increased dramatically over the past several years, with sales of more than $1.6 billion.
A urologist at the University of Colorado Hospital stated that he believes testosterone treatments are over-prescribed in part because people are bombarded by commercials and television ads for the products. For instance, symptoms such as depression, loss of sex drive, or feeling weak or fatigued may very well indicate low levels of testosterone, but they are also common signs that the man is simply aging.
Is There Controversy Surrounding Low Testosterone?
Low-T is controversial within the medical community because some physicians believe that it is an made-up condition. According to some, the symptoms of Low-T are actually just the symptoms of the natural aging process that occur as the body grows older and do not necessarily need to be treated. These same physicians believe testosterone therapies should only be prescribed to men with severely low testosterone levels and should only be administered under constant supervision of a physician.
Are There Currently Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits?
A Fort Collins man is planning to pursue a claim against the manufacturers of a popular testosterone treatment therapy after he allegedly suffered a heart attack while taking AndroGel for low testosterone. Similar lawsuits have been filed in Louisiana and Illinois against the makers of testosterone products, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it is investigating the efficacy and safety of these treatments.
According to the most recent testosterone lawsuit, the plaintiff began to take AndroGel after a blood test confirmed that he was suffering from low testosterone levels. Two years later, the man allegedly suffered a heart attack but continued to take the medication until he saw an ad for a law firm warning of the possible risks and side-effects of testosterone therapies.
The plaintiff and others pursuing claims across the U.S. allege that the manufacturers failed to warn the public and medical communities of the potential dangers of their testosterone therapy treatments in order to protect their highly-lucrative products. While many are seeking compensation for their injuries, others claim that it is more important to have the products removed from circulation.
Contact the American Injury Attorney Group Today
If you or someone you love suffered a heart attack, stroke, or passed away, and you believe that the injury or death was caused by a testosterone therapy treatment, please contact the American Injury Attorney Group today to learn more about your legal rights. We can answer your questions and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.