We are currently investigating potential testosterone lawsuits for men throughout the United States who suffered a heart attack, stroke or death after using:
- Testosterone Gel or Cream
- Testosterone Injection
- Testosterone Pills
- Testosterone Implant Pellets
Testosterone is a hormone that is involved in maintaining sex drive, muscle mass, bone health and energy levels. It is common for testosterone levels to begin to decrease for all men as they age, and it is widely recognized that for most men this is completely natural and not something that requires medical treatment.
While testosterone replacement therapy may be recommended for individuals with a clinical diagnosis of androgen deficiency, involving consistent symptoms and unequivocally low testosterone levels, drug makers have conducted aggressive direct-to-consumer advertising encouraging men to seek treatment for “Low T”, knowing that the risks may outweigh the benefits for most men.
Recent studies have suggested that many men may face a substantially increased risk of heart attack, stroke or wrongful death from testosterone treatments.
In November 2013, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggested that men with certain heart problems may be 29% more likely to die, suffer a heart attack or stroke on testosterone therapy.
These findings come after long concerns about the heart risks of testosterone replacement therapy. In 2009, researchers halted a study that was funded by the National Institutes of Health due to the testosterone treatment heart attack risk. That study involved 200 older men with a high prevalence of heart disease. Those receiving testosterone therapy were found to have a spike in the rate of heart attacks, leading the researchers to cancel the study early.