In January 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the agency was investigating a risk of potentially fatal cardiac problems — including heart attack and stroke — in men taking prescription testosterone replacement therapy products for the aggressively marketed condition known as low testosterone, or “low T.”
If you or a loved one suffered cardiac complications after beginning a prescription testosterone replacement treatment, the experienced consumer attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright may be able to help you pursue a claim for monetary damages. Please call us at (407) 712-7300 for your free case review.
Testosterone Therapy and Heart Risks
Potential safety problems with FDA-approved testosterone replacement products are being re-evaluated based on recent studies that indicate the use of these treatments may be linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots and coronary artery disease.
The number of men prescribed testosterone replacement products has tripled between 2001 and 2011, although a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that only about half of the men who use testosterone replacement treatments have actually been diagnosed with hypogonadism, which is the cause of low hormone levels. Some of these testosterone replacement therapies are marketed more as lifestyle products than as prescription medications with risks of health complications.
Testosterone Replacement Products
Popular prescription testosterone replacement therapies include:
If you or a family member suffered a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems after starting a prescription testosterone replacement therapy regimen, please contact Colling Gilbert Wright for your free claim evaluation. Our accomplished lawyers welcome clients from the greater Orlando, Florida, area and nationwide.