Aggressively marketed as a fountain of youth, testosterone therapy has recently come under fire for life-threatening side effects, including heart attack and stroke. Originally prescribed for men with low testosterone in their blood, it has morphed into a multi-billion dollar industry offering treatment for low sex drive, depression, fatigue and other ailments. Our experienced Boynton Beach testosterone therapy lawyers in Florida are currently reviewing claims related to serious testosterone treatment side effects. To learn more or discuss your claim, consult with a dangerous drug attorney in Boynton Beach today.
Low T Treatment Lawsuits
Injections of testosterone have been approved for decades to treat “hypogonadism,” also known as low T. Testosterone therapy was often prescribed to men who experienced hypogonadism as a result of injury, genetic conditions or chemotherapy treatment. The FDA never approved its use for low T associated with aging.
Although the FDA approves only certain uses of prescription drugs, it’s perfectly legal for a physician to prescribe drugs “off label” when they see fit. With the implied promise of improved energy, sex drive and physical performance, millions of men began seeking testosterone therapy. Oftentimes testosterone levels in the blood were not tested prior to treatment.
In 2013, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study showing a link between testosterone therapy and an increased risk of:
- Heart attack
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pulmonary embolism
Another study published by PLOS ONE found that men over age 65 taking low-T treatments were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, and men under 65 with previous heart disease were three times as likely to suffer a heart attack. After these two studies came out, the FDA required updated warnings for testosterone therapies.
Types of Testosterone Therapy Claims
Testosterone therapy lawsuits involve a wide range of drug brands. The types of drugs our Boynton beach testosterone therapy injury lawyers handle cases involving:
Hiring An Attorney
The experienced Boynton Beach injury attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo are currently reviewing claims related to testosterone treatment injuries, such as stroke, pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrest, and death. Whether you used injections, gel or a patch, we can investigate the circumstances of your case and fight aggressively for compensation on your behalf. You may be entitled to compensation if you suffered one of these severe side effects after beginning testosterone treatment.
Our experienced testosterone therapy injury attorneys in Boynton Beach serve areas across Florida, including Boynton Beach, Boca Raton and Stuart.