Boca Raton Testosterone Therapy Lawyer
Men who used testosterone therapy and experienced a stroke, heart attack or an increased risk of heart disease after using the therapy, may have a valid personal injury claim against the drug company.
To learn if you may have a valid claim, simply arrange for a no-cost and no-obligation consultation with a Boca Raton testosterone therapy injury lawyer. An experienced mass torts attorney will review the facts and discuss the law that applies as well as answer legal questions.
Personal injury attorneys do not require attorney fees to begin the case. Fees are paid from a portion of the compensation attained from the drug company but if the case does not win the attorney does not charge fees.
Why Go Through Testosterone Therapy
Testosterone levels lower about 1 percent each year when men reach 30 to 40 years old, preventing normal levels of testosterone.
Reduced levels effect:
- Muscle strength
- Sexual desire
- Bone density
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory issues
Testosterone Therapy Risks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015 published an advisory requiring the makers of testosterone therapies to place on the drug’s labels a warning to consumers that a possible cardiovascular risk increases with testosterone therapy use. Testosterone therapy uses a synthetic form of testosterone. Florida requires a physician to approve testosterone therapy.
A study showed that the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death increased almost 30 percent among older patients who had a history of heart disease and low levels of testosterone before taking the therapy, reported the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Side-Effects of Testosterone Therapy
Other associated risks and side effects are cessation of breathing occurring during sleep caused by the respiratory center in the brain or an airway obstruction, noncancerous prostate growth or stimulation of cancerous prostate growth, limited production of sperm, blood clots in veins, higher red blood cell counts, and enlarged breasts.
Several studies of testosterone therapy have been conducted in recent years with varying results although the Mayo Clinic says a link to heart disease is not certain and more research is necessary.
Product Liability Law
Companies have a legal duty to provide safe products and issues are adjudicated under Florida’s product liability law. The law allows victims to sue not only the drug’s maker, but also its suppliers, distributors, and sellers.
Testosterone manufacturers are required to advise patients of the risks the drug imposes, and if the warning is not adequate, as alleged in current cases, it is a violation of that duty. The companies also are accused of purporting the drug to be natural when it is man-made.
A company can be liable for the product’s design, manufacture, or in its marketing, as in inadequate warning labels or misinformation. A Boca Raton testosterone therapy injury lawyer must prove one or more of those criteria, as well as that harm, did occur, the use of the drug was not abused, and associated costs were incurred.
Talking to a Boca Raton Testosterone Therapy Attorney
Florida law allows economic and non-economic compensation. These include medical costs and loss of earnings as well as pain and suffering and emotional distress. Damage amounts claimed in a lawsuit are decided by a jury or the court if no jury is empaneled. If you or a loved one have suffered serious side-effects from testosterone therapy, you should not hesitate to get in touch with a Boca Raton testosterone therapy lawyer who can examine all the aspects of your case and advise you of all your legal options moving forward.