Men naturally experience a decrease in the amount of testosterone their bodies produce after the age of 40. The hormone is responsible for a number of vital functions, from muscle mass to libido. Testosterone replacement therapy can help mitigate the side effects of low testosterone, but it also carries certain risks. If you suffered harm from the use of testosterone replacement therapy, you may be able to collect compensation for your losses. The Kansas City testosterone lawsuit attorneys at Wendt Law Firm, P.C. can help. Contact us today to schedule a free review of your legal options.
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When to Discuss Your Case With a Kansas City Testosterone Lawsuit Attorney
Testosterone replacement therapy has both benefits and risks, and it is a manufacturer’s responsibility to disclose them. Unfortunately, some drug manufacturers did not disclose known risks of treatment to providers and patients, leaving them unable to make informed decisions. If you suffered any negative effects following testosterone replacement therapy, it merits a free consultation with a testosterone attorney in Kansas City to discuss possible legal recourse.
Types of Testosterone Supplements and Associated Side Effects
Testosterone comes in a number of brands and formulations from major pharmaceutical producers.
AndroGel – AbbVie
Axiron – Ely Lilly
Delatestryl – Sandoz Canada Inc.
Foresta – Endo
Testim – Auxilium
Androderm – Actavis
Bio-T-Gel – Biosante/Teva
Depo Testosterone – Pfizer Inc.
Striant – Actient
Testopel – Auxilium
The use of testosterone boosters has markedly increased throughout the U.S. in recent years, particularly their off-label use to address the negative effects of hormone depletion, such as mood swings and decreased libido. The use of such drugs can also cause negative health effects.
The Risks and Harms of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Using testosterone therapy drugs can have severe negative consequences for a man’s health. In particular, it is associated with damages in the circulatory system. Two main risks are associated with the use of testosterone replacement therapy.
Heart Attack. Testosterone can increase the risk of a heart attack in some men as much as three-fold. A study from 2014 found that it increases the risk of heart attack in all men over 65 and men under 65 who have pre-existing heart disease. The FDA is currently investigating AndroGel and as early as 2010 researchers halted a study about testosterone use because of all the negative cardiac events in the study participants.
Stroke. Numerous recent studies have indicated a significant risk of stroke for those who take AndroGel and similar supplements. Consumer Reports and the FDA have both issued stroke warnings in connection with testosterone supplementation. Critics claim that marketing techniques are luring otherwise healthy men into taking a supplement they do not need and taking on severe health risks.
Testosterone replacement therapy, though marketed as a boon to men’s health, can have permanently life-altering or deadly consequences. Pharmaceutical companies and providers could be financially responsible for the harms associated with failing to disclose known risks of use.
If you or someone you love suffered harm while undergoing testosterone replacement therapy or taking boosters, you may be able to collect compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that resulted from use. Contact the Kansas City testosterone lawsuit attorneys at Wendt Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule a free review of your legal options. Our lawyers in KC offer our services on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe attorney’s fees unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.